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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.
Partial table of contents:
Searching for Solid Ground (S. Rush).
THE CHALLENGES OF INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE.
Governing and Administering Change (M. McCoy).
Leading Transition (J. Fry).
FUNDING THE ENTERPRISE.
Revenue Opportunities for the Public Institution (W. Ihrig & J.Sullivan).
Strategies for Optimizing Revenues in the Tuition-DependentInstitution (N. Smith).
MANAGING INSTITUTIONAL CAPITAL.
Endowment Management in a Global Economy (W. Massy).
Managing Debt in the Changing Financial Markets (P.Hennigan).
Developing, Not Controlling, Human Resources (J. Fuersich & R.Norman).
THE TREND TOWARD GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY.
Transformation of Education in the United Kingdom (Q. Thompson, etal.).
Assessing Outcomes: The SPRE Initiative (W. Reed).
The Question of Tax Exemption (K. Ferriter & J. Buehler).
Creating a Vision for the Future (G. Keller).