Changing Course: Making the Hard Decisions to Eliminate Academic Programs

Changing Course: Making the Hard Decisions to Eliminate Academic Programs

by Peter D. Eckel

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Overview

Changing Course: Making the Hard Decisions to Eliminate Academic Programs by Peter D. Eckel

This book focuses on the process of eliminating academic programs and provides advice for leaders seeking to close programs and those seeking to prevent closures. Eckel gives an in-depth look at the decisions and leadership associated with program closures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607095156
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/16/2009
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

PETER D. ECKEL is Associate Director for Institutional Initiatives at the American Council on Education. He is also the author of Taking the Reins of Change: Institutional Transformation in Higher Education.

Table of Contents

Preface

Making Hard Decisions in a Changing Environment

The University of Maryland at College Park: Making "Hard Choices" while "Preserving Enhancement"

Oregon State University: Coping with Ballot Measure Five

The University of Rochester: Towards a "Renaissance"

Kent State University: A Matter of Circumstances

Leading, Governing, and Deciding: Key Elements in Program Elimination

Making the Choices: Criteria Identifying Programs for Elimination

Counsel on Program Elimination

Appendix

Methodology

References

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