Reinventing the University: Managing and Financing Institutions of Higher Education / Edition 1

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Overview

Change has dramatically confronted higher education in the last decade, challenging it to its very roots. Colleges and universities have been rocked by a volatile economy, changing demographic trends, weakening public opinion, lagging state and federal support, and other forces. Leaders from the most highly respected institutions in the country have examined the important issues facing higher education today and this book offers their insights on restructuring administrative operations, new revenue opportunities, debt management, capital renewal, endowment management, and more.

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Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. is a nationally recognized advisor to higher education institutions. Since 1902, Coopers & Lybrand has been privileged to assist hundreds of institutions in addressing issues involving revenues, assets, costs, operations, and strategies. Coopers & Lybrand serves a full range of higher education institutions, from small, specialized colleges to the largest public and private institutions. The Firm audits and advises six of the eight Ivy League institutions, seven of the top t en research universities, almost half of the private colleges and universities with endowments over $200 million, and leading public colleges and universities throughout the country.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Searching for Solid Ground 3
Ch. 2 Managing Transformation in an Age of Social Triage 21
Ch. 3 Governing and Administering Change 49
Ch. 4 Leading Transition 79
Ch. 5 Rethinking the Academy's Administrative Structure 101
Ch. 6 Revenue Opportunities for the Public Institution 129
Ch. 7 Strategies for Optimizing Revenues in the Tuition-Dependent Institution 147
Ch. 8 Endowment Management in a Global Economy 169
Ch. 9 Managing Debt in Changing Financial Markets 185
Ch. 10 Developing, Not Controlling, Human Resources 209
Ch. 11 Facilities Management: Preserving the Past, Building the Future 229
Ch. 12 Organizational and Technological Strategies for Higher Education in the Information Age 251
Ch. 13 Transformation of Education in the United Kingdom 279
Ch. 14 Assessing Outcomes: The SPRE Initiative 303
Ch. 15 Greater Accountability in Financial Reporting 333
Ch. 16 The Question of Tax Exemption 363
Ch. 17 Creating a Vision for the Future 381
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