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Higher education scene in America : some observations / Abraham L. Gitlow and Howard S. Gitlow.

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Author/Creator:
Gitlow, Abraham L., author.
Publication:
Lanham, Maryland ; Plymouth, England : University Press of America, Inc., 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (225 p.)
Subjects:
Education, Higher -- United States -- Administration.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Based on the authors' experiences in academe over seventy-five years, The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations discusses a number of issues that confront America's higher education scene today.
Contents:
The Higher Education Scene In America; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1 Higher Education in a Free Society; A. The Academic and Employability Missions; B. Sources of Power and their Relationship to the Mission; C. Online Learning and MOOCs as they Relate to the Mission: For-Profit Academic Institutions; Chapter 2 Formal Authority and Diffusion of Power; A. Moral Power and Implementing Decisions; B. Power Centers; C. Formal Authority and Diffusion of Power; D. The Challenge of Achieving Consensus; Chapter 3 The Academic Pecking Order and Unionization of the Academic Staff
A. The Doctoral Degree and the Research MissionB. The Teaching Mission; C. Staffing Profiles; D. Academic Snobbery; E. The Arts & Sciences and the Professional Schools; F. The Power of Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty; G. The Empowered Faculty and Unionization; H. Contingent Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants; Chapter 4 The Budgetary Challenge and Fiscal Responsibility; A. Importance; B. Characteristics of a Financially Healthy University or College; C. Budgeting for the Future: The NYU Case; D. Balancing Revenues and Expenditures; E. Mistakes to be Avoided
Chapter 5 The Fundraising ChallengeA. Fundraising as a "Calling"; B. Fundraising as a Profession; C. Lobbying as a Profession; D. The Economic Environment and Fundraising; E. Fundraising Guidelines; F. Tips for Approaching Individual Donors; Chapter 6 Other Aspects of Fundraising; A. Enhancing Revenues through Executive Education; B. Institutes and Centers as Fundraising Instruments; C. Creating Other Resources to Support the Academic Mission; D. Fundraising as a Source of Leadership Power; E. Fundraising from Public Sources
F. Endowments in Public and Private Universities and Colleges: Some ImplicationsG. The Role of Endowments: A Challenge in Budgetary Policy; H. A Comparative Analysis; Chapter 7 Conflicts of Interest and Division I Sports; A. Conflicts of Interest: Nature and a Guide to Policy; B. Compensation Differences, Perceptions of Inequity, and External Markets; C. External Markets: The Special Challenge of Division I Sports Programs; Chapter 8 Service Functions: A Secondary Source of Threats to the Academic Mission; A. The Need for Support Services: The Growth Picture
B. Using University Support Functions as a Laboratory for StudentsC. Outsourcing Service Functions; D. Unionization of Outside Contractors; E. Some Examples of Service Functions; Chapter 9 The University President: The Leader's Job is Critical; A. The University or College President; B. Achieving and Leaving Leadership in the Academy: Stepping Up and Stepping Down; Chapter 10 Conclusion; A. The Criteria Underlying Judgment; B. The Threats Revisited; C. Epilogue; Sources; Index; About the Authors
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Gitlow, Howard S., author.
ISBN:
0-7618-6459-8
OCLC:
893123702
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