Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services

Author: Robert C. Dickeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470588109
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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, 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.

Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services

Author: Robert C. Dickeson
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Format: PDF
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Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services outlines a step-by-step method for effectively reallocating resources. Robert C. Dickeson, a former university president, guides academic leaders through the process of ranking programs according to such critical factors as enrollment size and relevance to institutional mission. The book also includes successful strategies for suspending programs that hover on the margins of productivity and affordability. This book's concise format is ideal for use by groups, including members of governing boards and public officials concerned about reform in higher education.

Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services

Author: Robert C. Dickeson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470559683
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Building Organizational Capacity

Author: J. Douglas Toma
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801899409
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Turnaround

Author: James Martin
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080189882X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Nearly one thousand colleges and universities in the United States face major challenges—from catastrophic hurricanes to loss of accreditation to sagging enrollment. What can leaders of such at-risk institutions do to improve their situation? Turnaround gives college and university leaders the tools they need to put their fragile institutions back on a path to success. This comprehensive handbook outlines how board members, presidents, and administrators can identify their institutions’ weaknesses, implement plans for improvement, and mitigate existing damage. Turnaround also identifies the legal pitfalls that often accompany institutional change, offering solutions for how to overcome such obstacles or avoid them altogether. Evaluating the experiences of two hundred college leaders, the contributors share such critical information as: • 20 indicators of institutional vulnerability• 10 necessary skills for presidents directing a turnaround• 5 characteristics of institutions that have completed successful turnarounds• 10 lessons of successful turnarounds Featuring candid advice from decision makers who have faced severe challenges, Turnaround is a valuable resource for college and university leaders facing tough times. -- Claire Van Ummersen, Vice President, Center for Effective Leadership, American Council on Education

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

Author: Margaret J. Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119287731
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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"--

Strategic change in colleges and universities

Author: Daniel James Rowley
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN:
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This detailed guide outlines a strategic planning approach uniquely suited to the academic environment and proven effective in numerous institutions around the country. The authors address the complex nature of stakeholders and conflicting purposes in an academic setting. Their approach leads to?rather than starts from?the institutional mission statement, and includes realistic methods of negotiating the political barriers that often obstruct the development of a strategic plan and its implementation. This informative book is particularly effective when used with the companion workbook Working Toward Strategic Change.

Changing Course

Author: Peter D. Eckel
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313322259
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Minding the Dream

Author: Gail O. Mellow
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475811047
Format: PDF, ePub
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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. New employees, current leaders, graduate students, legislators, and boards of trustees need a grounded sense of the magnitude of the community college sector. Minding the Dream evokes the laudatory goals of the early pioneers of the community college movement, while accurately framing key programs and political conundrums challenging community colleges. Minding the Dream celebrates community colleges’ successes and is scrupulously honest about their failings. Community college leaders need honest information about what’s working and need to be challenged about the things that are not. State Legislatures and Congress need updated facts to assist them in making wise funding decisions regarding community colleges. Community college advocates need updated information to assist them in their advocacy work, and Higher Education programs need an updated book about community colleges to use as a basic text. These are the people who can benefit from reading Minding the Dream.