This volume, part of the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education, is based on a national conference, The New Balancing Act in the Business of Higher Education, which was convened by the TIAA-CREF Institute in November 2005.
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. What makes it increasingly challenging are emerging internal and external factors - 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 today's environment with constrained budgets and discuss a variety of strategies and solutions being employed to help ensure the ongoing vitality of America's colleges and universities.
Edited by Robert L. Clark, Professor of Economics and Professor of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, North Carolina State University, US and Madeleine d'Ambrosio, Vice President, TIAA-CREF Institute, US
Contents: Foreword Herbert M. Allison, Jr. INTRODUCTION 1. Walking the Financial Tightrope: Balancing Costs and Revenues with Commitment to Mission Robert L. Clark and Madeleine B. d'Ambrosio 2. American Higher Education: The New Balancing Act Stanley O. Ikenberry PART I: ENHANCING REVENUES AT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 3. Enhancing Institutional Revenues: Constraints, Possibilities and the Question of Values James C. Hearn 4. Higher Education: Meeting Today's Challenges and Regaining the Public's Trust William E. Kirwan 5. Negotiating a New Relationship with the State: The Virginia Experience David W. Breneman and H. Lane Kneedler 6. Money for Something - But What? David A. Longanecker 7. Regaining the Trust in Higher Education Benjamin F. Quillian PART II: CHANGING FACULTY EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES 8. The Changing Nature of the Faculty and Faculty Employment Practices Ronald G. Ehrenberg 9. The Faculty of Tomorrow's Research Universities John Edward Sexton 10. Of Canaries, Storms and Dickens: Finding Balance for Faculty in Public Higher Education Kermit L. Hall and Robert W. Wagner 11. Socrates, Thoreau and the Status Quo Cathy A. Trower PART III: IMPLEMENTING CHANGE AT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES 12. Institutional Change: The Why and the How Kenneth A. Shaw 13. Effecting Institutional Change through Innovative Capital Financing Michael F. Adams 14. Implementing Renewal and Change Robert H. Bruininks 15. Observations and Reflections on Organizational Change Allan R. Cohen Index