Higher education institutions face unprecedented peril from a perfect storm of economic and demographic challenges. Declining enrollments, drastically reduced state and federal government funding, and excessive growth of support and administration costs have left many universities in a cash-strapped financial conundrum. In addition, student loan debt exceeds U.S. credit card debt and serious questions are being raised about the ROI (cost to value) of a college degree.
To address these critical issues, over 30 diverse and prestigious thought leaders contribute innovative ideas to help re-imagine, re-engineer, and re-invent the business of higher education - with a focus on the pragmatic, the achievable. Some of their suggestions are in the guise of blasphemy; others are cloaked in common sense. All will provoke.
Cross-indexed against five large foci important within higher education-Leadership; Academic and Faculty Affairs; Student Services and Affairs; Financial and Administrative; and, Data-views touch on solutions that are tried, innovative, disruptive, or simple and sane.
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About the Author
A founder in 1979 of today's Compass companies, of which he now is CFO, Peter has decades of professional leadership experience focusing on organizational effectiveness within educational, healthcare, corporate, and community environments. Previously a National Science Foundation-funded geosciences college commission director, tenured professor, academic vice chancellor (within the Purdue University System), he also spent 11 years deaning at the College of Environmental & Applied Sciences at Governors State University. Other faculty roles were at the City College of New York, the University of Pennsylvania, and service at distance learning universities, With close to a hundred titles among published books, monographs, book segments, refereed articles, abstracts, and reviews, he also has facilitated leadership workshops in higher education and business. His graduate degrees are from the University of Illinois (Urbana).
Steven J. Kayser is an award-winning business writer, former radio host, media relations director, and founder of Kayser Media. His eclectic approach to business and writing has been documented in a best practices case study (MarketingSherpa) and led him to be profiled as a "Purple Cow" by Seth Godin. His most recent book is The Greatest Words You've Never Heard: True Stories of Triumph." Steve has also been featured in: A Marketer's Guide to e-Newsletter Publishing, Credibility Branding, Innovation Quarterly, B2B Marketing Trends, PRWEEK, Faces of E-Content, and The Ragan Report. Steve's writings have appeared in Corporate Finance Magazine, CommProBiz, CEO Refresher, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business 2.0, and Fast Company Magazine - among many others. With college-age children, Steve became deeply concerned about access and the affordability of college.