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

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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.

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Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. is a nationally recognized advisor tohigher education institutions. Since 1902, Coopers & Lybrandhas been privileged to assist hundreds of institutions inaddressing issues involving revenues, assets, costs, operations,and strategies. Coopers & Lybrand serves a full range of highereducation institutions, from small, specialized colleges to thelargest public and private institutions. The Firm audits andadvises six of the eight Ivy League institutions, seven of the topt en research universities, almost half of the private colleges anduniversities with endowments over $200 million, and leading publiccolleges and universities throughout the country.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

Searching for Solid Ground (S. Rush).


Governing and Administering Change (M. McCoy).

Leading Transition (J. Fry).


Revenue Opportunities for the Public Institution (W. Ihrig & J.Sullivan).

Strategies for Optimizing Revenues in the Tuition-DependentInstitution (N. Smith).


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).


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).

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