The New Balancing Act in the Business of Higher Education

Conference Volume: TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006
Edited by Robert L. Clark, North Carolina State University and Madeleine d'Ambrosio, TIAA-CREF Institute

March 2006 |

This conference volume (2006) is the second in the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education and is based on presentations from the 2005 TIAA-CREF Institute Conference.

Managing institutions of higher education has always been a balancing act as campus leaders address business issues while staying true to their institutions’ academic missions. Recently emerging internal and external factors have brought new challenges to the way institutions are managed, including: changes in federal and state funding levels: rapidly evolving demographics on campuses and in the workforce; and higher expectations and changing demands from a wide and diverse group of stakeholders.

In this volume, higher education leaders explore the challenges facing colleges and universities operating in the current budget environment and they discuss a variety of strategies and solutions being employed to help ensure the ongoing vitality of America’s colleges and universities.

Topics covered in the conference volume, by chapter: (click each title to read)

Chapter 1:
Robert Clark and Madeleine d'Ambrosio
"Walking the Financial Tightrope: Balancing Costs and Revenues with Commitment To Mission" (PDF)

Chapter 2:
Stanley Ikenberry
"American Higher Education: The New Balancing Act" (PDF)

Chapter 3:
James Hearn
"Enhancing Institutional Revenues: Constraints, Possibilities, and the Question of Values" (PDF)

Chapter 4:
William Kirwan
"Higher Education: Meeting Today’s Challenges and Regaining the Public’s Trust" (PDF)

Chapter 5:
David Breneman and Lane Kneedler
"Negotiating a New Relationship with the State: The Virginia Experience" (PDF)

Chapter 6:
David Longanecker
"Money for Something - But What?" (PDF)

Chapter 7:
Benjamin Quillian
"Regaining the Trust in Higher Education" (PDF)

Chapter 8:
Ronald Ehrenberg
"The Changing Nature of the Faculty and Faculty Employment Practices" (PDF)

Chapter 9:
John Sexton
"The Faculty of Tomorrow's Research Universities" (PDF)

Chapter 10:
Kermit Hall and Robert Wagner
"Of Canaries, Storms and Dickens: Finding Balance for Faculty in Public Higher Education" (PDF)

Chapter 11:
Cathy Trower
"Socrates, Thoreau, and The Status Quo" (PDF)

Chapter 12:
Kenneth Shaw
"Institutional Change: The Why and the How" (PDF)

Chapter 13:
Michael Adams
"Effecting Institutional Change Through Innovative Capital Financing" (PDF)

Chapter 14:
Robert Bruininks
"Implementing Renewal and Change" (PDF)

Chapter 15:
Allan Cohen
"Observations and Reflections on Organizational Change" (PDF)

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