In Transition: Adult Higher Education Governance in Private Institutions: New Directions for Higher Educations

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Take a candid look into how some traditional liberal arts colleges have incorporated nontraditional adult degree programs. This volume of case studies shows how a number of small, independent universities addressed various administrative and service functions for their adult programs. When taken together, it captures the emulsive nature of this imperfect blend as well as the fluidity of solutions.

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In Transition: Adult Higher Education Governance in Private Institutions: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 159

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Overview

Take a candid look into how some traditional liberal arts colleges have incorporated nontraditional adult degree programs. This volume of case studies shows how a number of small, independent universities addressed various administrative and service functions for their adult programs. When taken together, it captures the emulsive nature of this imperfect blend as well as the fluidity of solutions.

This issue covers:

  • The dynamics that an adult program can bring to an institution
  • Colleges that combine the adult program within university-wide, centralized processes
  • Colleges that have mostly autonomous programs
  • Institutions that developed a hybrid model
  • The current status of incorporating nontraditional programs into traditional colleges and universities.

This is the 159th volume of this Jossey-Bass series. Addressed to higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

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Editors’ Notes 1
J. Richard Ellis, Stephen D. Holtrop

1. The Win-Win of Adult Degree Programs 5
J. Richard Ellis

Adult degree programs often struggle to find the rightadministrative structure. Some are very connected to centralizedcampus administration and services. Others are much moreautonomous.

2. Mission Intentionality and Operational Integrity: TheEssential Role of Faculty in Adult Degree Programs 15
Anthony L. Blair

Some programs with previously decentralized administrativestructures have moved back to a more centralized structure withunintended but positive results.

3. Relevant Adult Programs, Resilient Students, andRetention-Driven Administration 21
Esther Beth Sullivan, Rosanne V. Pagano

Unique geographical and cultural challenges can produce a verydecentralized structure for adult programs. But funding issues canforce a sudden change toward centralization.

4. One Body, Many Parts: An Adult Program Profile 31
Teresa Bagamery Clark

Small adult programs with small staffs necessarily dependheavily on centralized campus services. Cooperation from thecentralized offices is crucial.

5. Academic Autonomy for Adult Degree Programs: Independencewith Integration 37
Judson Curry

Cultural and social capital help more established adult programsto operate with autonomy in many areas. Despite this widespreadautonomy and decentralization, however, some functions still remaincentralized.

6. The Impact of Adult Degree Programs on the Private College orUniversity 45
Pamela A. Giles

A college or university changes when adult programs are addedand needs to remain constantly flexible in structure to accommodaterapidly changing adult program developments. However, even withlarge, decentralized adult programs, campuses should remain true tothe institutional strengths developed over decades with thetraditional academic program.

7. Practicing What We Teach: Learning from Experience to ImproveAdult Program Administration 55
Lori K. Jass

Larger adult programs are not necessarily entirelydecentralized. Each institution needs to find the balance ofcentralized and decentralized administrative functions. A hybridstructure can provide both autonomy and centralized efficiency andconsistency.

8. Starting from Scratch: The Evolution of OneUniversity’s Administrative Structure for Adult Programs65
Carol G. Williams

Outsourcing some adult program services provides another hybridapproach that allows a college or university to focus on importantfunctions such as high-quality teaching and curriculum design.

9. Hybrid Governance in an Adult Program: A Nuanced Relationship73
Suzanne Cockley

Mutual appreciation and collaboration are the keys to finding aninstitutional balance of centralized services and autonomousfunctions. This is especially true for small, specialized adultprograms.

10. Conclusion: Unique Adult Degree Programs with UniqueRelationships to the Main Campus 83
Stephen D. Holtrop

Institutions have unique internal structures and distinctivehistories. Adult programs may move toward greater autonomy as theygrow in size, but not all programs follow this trajectory. Eachinstitution finds its own balance of centralized and decentralizedadministrative functions. However, a few specific functions do seemto remain centralized for most institutions, and a few functionsare more likely to be decentralized.

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