Transformational Change in Higher Education: Positioning Colleges and Universities for Future Success

Conference Volume: TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007
Edited by Madeleine B. d'Ambrosio, TIAA-CREF Institute, and Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Cornell University

November 2007 |

This conference volume (2007) is the third in the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education and is based on presentations from the 2006 TIAA-CREF Institute Higher Education Leadership Conference. This national conference of campus leaders was convened by the TIAA-CREF Institute to address the management of transformational change by campus leaders as a key element of institutional success.

The book is co-edited by Ronald G. Ehrenberg, TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow, and Director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute at Cornell University and Madeleine d'Ambrosio, Executive Director, TIAA-CREF Institute. Contributors to the volume are distinguished higher education researchers and policymakers who were asked to summarize a conference session and provide their own perspective on the issues that the session raised. Chapters explore the role of entrepreneurial leaders and their interactions with stakeholders such as trustees and the public; strengthening the academic presidency; financing institutional operations; and changing student access through strategic pricing. The book also delves into the pressures associated with private fund raising by colleges, athletics, and other campus issues that impact important decisions and strategies that add to the complexity of modern collegiate leadership.

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