Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services

Author: Robert C. Dickeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470559683
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Recognizing the need for reform -- Identifying responsible leadership -- Reaffirming institutional mission -- Defining what constitutes a program -- Selecting appropriate criteria -- Measuring, analyzing, prioritizing -- Anticipating process issues -- Implementing program decisions -- Achieving strategic balance -- Resources : A. Outsourcing practices in higher education -- B. Sample process agenda adopted by a land-grant university -- C. Criteria for measuring administrative programs -- D. Case studies -- E. Sources of hidden costs -- F. Model communication plan -- G. Prioritization process and implementation

Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services

Author: Robert C. Dickeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470588109
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Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services Revised and Updated Increasing economic concerns make the new edition of this best-selling classic an invaluable resource for those who want and need to implement a proven step-by-step approach to reallocating resources in tough times. Thoroughly revised and updated, Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services includes new recommendations from the field, communication strategies for more successful campus implementation, a new section on the sources of hidden costs, and a Prioritization Process and Implementation workbook designed to help administrators avoid costly mistakes. This book includes access to additional content online, including models for prioritization from a variety of campuses. Based on the author's extensive consulting experience, this necessary and timely resource offers the best advice for addressing the current economic concerns affecting most colleges and universities. Praise for Prioritizing Academic Programs and ServicesFor more than a decade, higher education leaders have turned to Dickeson's practical guide to academic program assessment. These newly expanded approaches are just in time for today's competitive environment." —Suzanne Shipley, president, Shepherd University Dickeson provides a compelling rationale for program prioritization as well as a practical planning structure that promotes alignment between programs, resources, and university mission. Presidents and provosts can use his approach to frame campus discussions around the future of the institution and away from legacy programs whose time has passed." —Kyle R. Carter, provost and senior vice chancellor, Western Carolina University Dickeson's approach ensures that critical decisions regarding academic programs and resource allocation are aligned with strategic goals and institutional mission. As one of the early adopters of the process that he proposes, I am convinced that it is a powerful and practical tool for any college or university committed to remaining focused, resilient, vital, and relevant in a dynamic and increasingly challenging environment." —David Maxwell, president, Drake University Robert C. Dickeson is a higher education consultant, president emeritus of the University of Northern Colorado, and former senior vice president of Lumina Foundation for Education.

Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services

Author: Robert C. Dickeson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 047058808X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This newly revised best-selling classic Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services continues to offer a proven step-by-step approach to reallocating resources in tough times. This updated text includes templates, available also online, for prioritizing communications plans to ensure more successful campus implementation and to avoid mistakes. Based on the author's extensive consulting experiences including serving several hundred two- and four-year colleges and corporations ranging from hospitals to bank holding companies, this revised edition is necessary and timely for the current economic concerns affecting colleges and universities.

Building Organizational Capacity

Author: J. Douglas Toma
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801899409
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Toma's clear and well-integrated review of the latest research, as well as his advice for decision makers applying the book's lessons in practice, ensures this volume's place in the growing literature on strategy and management in higher education.

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

Author: Margaret J. Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119287731
Format: PDF, Docs
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"In today's challenging economic climate, college and university administrators need reliable financial advice for helping their institutions thrive. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book is designed to help new administrators understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within the institution. Written in an accessible style, so that the book's guidance to immediate use, the book is grounded in the latest knowledge and filled with illustrative examples from across all types of institutions. This is an ideal resource for courses in graduate programs in higher education leadership and administration"--

Changing Course

Author: Peter D. Eckel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313322259
Format: PDF
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Most American colleges and universities face difficult choices about how they will meet new demands in an environment of fiscal constraints. For many, growth and expansion are no longer feasible. To make necessary changes, institutions facing these challenges may have to close select academic programs. This book explores the process of program termination. It discusses the context leading institutions to consider program reduction and provides in-depth examination of the discontinuance process at four universities through rich case studies by focusing on the roles of leadership, shared governance, and external factors.

Organizing Higher Education for Collaboration

Author: Kezar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470179368
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides needed guidance and advice for how colleges and universities can reorganize to foster more collaborative work. In a time of declining resources, financial challenges, changing demographics, and staff overturn, institutions are looking for ways to maximize their resources and still be effective. This book is based on a study of campuses that have been successful in recreating their environments to support collaborative work.

Minding the Dream

Author: Gail O. Mellow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475811047
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Minding the Dream provides challenging, reflective, and practitioner-based information about community colleges that is data-based, clear and accessible for the general reader as well as the scholar.

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Author: Robert Birnbaum
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN:
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This book reveals the complex factors that influence the real and perceived effectiveness of academic leaders. It shows that the qualities commonly thought to be indicators of good leadership are irrelevant and often counterproductive. It explains that successful academic leadership can be defined by the extent to which strategic constituencies?faculty, students, and others who share in campus leadership?support the president.

Organizational Theory in Higher Education

Author: Kathleen Manning
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317210697
Format: PDF, Docs
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The second edition of Organizational Theory in Higher Education is a comprehensive and accessible treatment of organizational theory and higher education administration. Noted scholar Kathleen Manning offers a fresh take on the models and lenses through which higher education can be viewed by presenting a full range of organizational theories, from traditional to current. Chapters discuss the disciplinary foundation, structure, metaphor, assumptions, characteristics, and other elements of each organizational theory and conclude with cases highlighting practical applications. Questions for discussion are provided at the end of each chapter and embedded in the cases to assist the reader in making connections to their practice. Manning’s rich, interdisciplinary treatment enables readers to gain a full understanding of the perspectives that operate on a college campus and ways to adopt effective practice in the context of new and continuing tensions, contexts, and challenges.? New to this Edition: revised chapters with updated material and new references that reflect current higher education issues including climate change; a new chapter on Institutional Theory, an expanded Feminist and Gendered chapter, and an enhanced Spirituality chapter; new cases throughout to address contemporary issues, and a broader range of institutional types including Historically Black and Hispanic-Serving institutions and 2-year institutions; additional theoretical topics including critical race theory, queer theory, and contemplative practices; ??? updated and enhanced questions for discussion and recommended readings.