Our Project on New Models in Higher Education


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Key Themes

Click here to view and download an overview of key themes concerning cost in higher education and new models

Articles and Books on Costs and Innovative Models


Resources for Faculty

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)


Resources for Trustees

Association of Governing Boards (AGB)

Boards That Excel by B. Joseph White


Resources for Presidents and CFOs

Forum for the Future of Higher Education

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

Cost Structure of Post‐Secondary Education Guide to Making Activity‐Based Costing Meaningful and Practical by Maria Anguiano

Small College Guide to Financial Health: Weathering Turbulent Times by Michael Townsley


Davis Educational Foundation Report

Click here to view and download the Davis Educational Foundation report An Inquiry into the Rising Cost of Higher Education

Summit on Cost in Higher Education (October 2013)

Click below to view and download various documents from the summit in PDF format.

Summit Presentations
Click on each speaker's name below to view and download PDF versions of their PowerPoint presentation shown at the summit:

Summit Videos

Robert Lytle, partner at the Parthenon Group, predicted a shakeout.

Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc warned that higher ed institutions need to rethink business models.

Jamienne S. Studley, deputy under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, spoke at NEBHE's Confronting Costs summit.

Partners HealthCare System President Gary Gottlieb spoke at NEBHE's Confronting Costs summit.

Special thanks to NEBHE Program & Outreach Coordinator Kiley Danchise-Curtis for her video editing.


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