Governing Academia

Governing Academia

Description

Public concern over sharp increases in undergraduate tuition has led many to question why colleges and universities cannot behave more like businesses and cut their costs to hold tuition down. Ronald G. Ehrenberg and his co-authors assert that understanding how academic institutions are governed provides part of the answer. states regulate higher education and govern their public institutions; the size and method of selection of boards of trustees; the roles of trustees, administrators, and faculty in shared governance at campuses; how universities are organized for fiscal and academic purposes; the presence or absence of collective bargaining for faculty, staff and graduate student assistants; pressures from government regulations, donors, insurance carriers, athletic conferences and accreditation agencies; and competition from for-profit providers. enlightening and accessible for anyone interested in higher education. The authors are leading academic administrators and scholars from a wide range of fields including economics, education, law, political science and public policy.


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Details

Author(s)
Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Format
Hardback | 312 pages
Dimensions
155 x 235 x 32mm | 680g
Publication date
25 Aug 2005
Publisher
Cornell University Press
Publication City/Country
Ithaca, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
34 tables, 8 figures
ISBN10
0801440548
ISBN13
9780801440540