Author Archives: Antonya English

Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time–Part Nine

by Brian K. Yeoman NAEP   The Population Bomb Paul Ehrlich and Anne Ehrlich Published: 1968 ISBN: 1-56849-587 We introduced a series of book reviews in 2015. This is the ninth installment in the series. Hopefully, you have enjoyed some of the earlier reviews and perhaps some of the books. Please partake of them. If you are interested in purchasing ...

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Campus Cards: Time for a New Business Model

by Robert C. Huber, CMC, CPCM Robert Huber Associates Most Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) have issued plastic Campus Cards for decades, based on a 30-year business model. Perhaps it is time for administrators to review this process in light of current technology and dramatic shifts in generational expectations. Development of a contemporary business model, which may include migration to ...

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Which One Are You?

by Bob Ashby, C.P.M., CPCM University of Nevada, Las Vegas (retired) In February, we were mesmerized by the talents showcased by the Olympic Athletes from around the world. I was in awe as I witnessed the skills and artistry displayed by the ice dancers, speed skaters, snowboarders, luge riders, skiers, men and women’s hockey teams, bobsledders and, yes, even the ...

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Innovating for Impact at the NAEP 2018 Annual Meeting

Nearly 500 attendees and well over 100 vendors and sponsors gathered in Orlando in April to celebrate the 97th Annual Meeting of the Association under the banner of “Innovating for Impact: A World of Opportunities.” Bookmarked by two engaging and exciting general sessions, the educational sessions throughout the event were relevant, timely, and offered many ideas that could be implemented ...

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Research and Development RFP: Procurement Assists with Innovation

by Kristin Floyd, MBA University of Virginia I cringe when I hear the term “sole source.” That term eliminates the majority of the influence I, as procurement professional, have in a transaction. Once a vendor knows it is the sole source, it also knows it has the upper hand in negotiations. The sole source justification takes time, and the process ...

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Thoughts on My Presidency, Leadership, Disney, and Kindness

by Nichol Luoma Arizona State University This year, the theme of NAEP’s annual conference—held in Orlando, Florida (April 8-11)—was “Innovating for Impact; a World of Opportunities.” Disney’s founder, Walt Disney, was well known for instilling a culture that valued innovation. Walt Disney famously said, “Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.” ...

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Crowdsourcing Beyond the Buzzword

by Ryan Holliday, J.D. University of Tennessee           A few years ago, crowdsourcing was all the rage in technology circles. Whether it was news or encyclopedias or software development, the feeling was that the wisdom of the crowd would drive the future. Some parts of that have been proven to be true. Wikipedia, for example, is ...

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Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time–Part Eight

We introduced a series of book reviews in 2015. This is the eighth installment in the series; hopefully, you enjoyed some of the earlier reviews and perhaps some of the books. Partake of them, please. If you are interested in purchasing any of the books, I’ve provided the ISBN number with each review. Enjoy! And remember: it’s all about the ...

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New HOT TOPICS from the NAEP Exchange

Greg Macway University of California, San Francisco/Berkeley           Spring is the season of new beginnings, resiliency, and resolve. Many institutions are buzzing with conversations about fiscal uncertainty, confusion, and lack of clarity about the future. Both internal and external pressures are fueling the conversations, and while we’ll all be impacted differently, we struggle to understand how ...

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What Is It YOU Can’t Do?

by Bob Ashby, C.P.M., CPCM University of Nevada, Las Vegas (retired)           I recently read about a boy who was a born loser. He flunked every one of his eighth grade classes and most of his other classes in high school. He made the golf team but lost the important matches. He was lost in academics ...

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