Higher Education

Higher education institutions, both public and private, are facing unprecedented challenges. With unparalleled industry expertise and resources, Huron designs and implements sustainable performance improvement solutions, tailored to be successful in the higher education environment.

Our professionals draw from their experience working in the strategic, financial, operational, and regulatory aspects of higher education to develop and implement the most effective solutions. Our focus on execution enables institutions to plan more effectively and increase their ability to leverage opportunities and manage risks. We have helped more than 95 of the nation’s top 100 research universities and more than 50 of the top 100 institutions globally continue their traditions of extraordinary achievement.

Higher Education INSIGHTS
Resource: Making Sense of The Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards
The Uniform Guidance (UG) introduced a number of reforms and changes for institutions receiving federal grant funding. Arguably, none of the changes are as significant as those impacting procurement.» MORE

Update: OMB Releases the 2016 Compliance Supplement and Updates Part 6 - Internal Controls
On August 9, 2016, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published the 2016 OMB 2 CFR 200, Subpart F—Compliance Supplement, including an important update to Part 6 – Internal Controls.» MORE

Perspective: 3 Key Takeaways on Evaluating Effort Reporting in the Post Uniform Guidance Era
The OMB’s Uniform Guidance (UG) grants greater flexibility to recipients. Here's how to evaluate your management of effort reporting.» MORE

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Public universities, long immune from budget cutting, have become a target for legislators in these lean economic times. In this transcript of a conversation, two Huron Education experts, both of them former top financial officials and executive officers at major universities, talk about what institutions can do to regain their financial equilibrium. Universities must be willing to look rigorously at every item in their budgets, and prioritize what they are willing to support, based on the strategic interests of the institution. This approach is more business-like than most universities are accustomed to being, but it will set them up well for facing new economic realities.

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