Market Values in American Higher Education: Pitfalls and Promises / Edition 232

Market Values in American Higher Education: Pitfalls and Promises / Edition 232

by Charles W. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847695646

ISBN-13: 9780847695645

Pub. Date: 04/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Standing apart from the spate of books on the rising cost of higher education, Charles W. Smith's provocative new book, Market Values in American Higher Education: The Pitfalls and Promises argues that current financial problems in higher education are not tied to such things as tenure, sabbaticals, overemphasis on research, and curriculum changes. Rather, they

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Standing apart from the spate of books on the rising cost of higher education, Charles W. Smith's provocative new book, Market Values in American Higher Education: The Pitfalls and Promises argues that current financial problems in higher education are not tied to such things as tenure, sabbaticals, overemphasis on research, and curriculum changes. Rather, they are due to counterproductive and expensive efforts to impose hierarchical corporate managerial structures, slash and burn cost reduction schemes, and costly pursuits of phantom revenue sources—be they highly visible new programs, grants, or even gifts that actually need to be subsidized by the institution. What needs to be done, according to Smith, is to reaffirm what is already known: Higher education is expensive. Market Values in American Higher Education costs out various aspects of American higher education, explores what we are willing to pay, who should pay, and lays out new and different ways of thinking about the funding of higher education for future generations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847695645
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Pitfalls of False Economic Diagnoses Chapter 2 Runway Costs: Allegations and Reality Chapter 3 Why Education Seems So Expensive Chapter 4 Bad Management : Allegations and Reality Chapter 5 So Why the Bad Rap? Multiple Products and Multiple Markets Part 6 The Pitfalls of Faulty Economic Cures Chapter 7 Cutting Costs and Raising Revenues Chapter 8 Expanding Academic Administration Chapter 9 Curtailing Traditional Faculty Governance and Reward Systems Part 10 The Promise of Unexploited Market Resources Chapter 11 Real Issues Confronting Higher Education Chapter 12 Practical Possibilities and Successful Innovations Chapter 13 Recapturing the American Dream Chapter 14 Methodological Note: An Outsider Insider’s View Chapter 15 Notes/References

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