Higher Education Policy and Practice Blog

Criticism of the Scoring Consistency of DOE’s Financial Health Tests

Every year, the Department of Education (DOE) scores the financial health of colleges and universities that issue financial aid under the auspices of Title IV funds. The problem is that tests are computed differently across regions, within regions, and by the same person within a region. Why

May 2013 Newsletter

Greetings from Stevens Strategy! In this newsletter we invite you to check out the new client video testimonials on our updated web site, learn more about our work with Wilson College, review our new service on risk assessment, read relevant articles on the higher education landscape, and

November 2012 Newsletter

Greetings from Stevens Strategy! We are pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2013! In this newsletter we invite you to join us at our 10-year anniversary celebration in Palm Harbor, Florida, refer you to Chronicle coverage of one of our ongoing client

Rules for Delegating Project Management

Presidents and chief administrative officers need to develop a fine hand at delegating authority.  My recent blog on Scarce Resources speaks to the limited amount of time and energy that the top level administrators have.  If the president tries to do everything for everyone else, then nothing

Scarce Resources – Time, Energy, Staff & Money

Every college president faces the same challenge of figuring out what to do with the limited resources they have available.  Scarce resources are usually defined in terms of money.  In 1974, James G. March and Michael Cohen proposed that in higher education, scarce resources should also include