Wise Moves in Hard Times. Creating & Managing Resilient Colleges & Universities

  • ID: 2212178
  • Book
  • 298 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Leslie and Fretwell have produced as good a book as I have seen in the timely field of higher education′s response to its pervasive long–range financial dilemmas. They bring together the message of urgency and the call for tough decisions with the wisdom of opportunism, incrementalism, and an appreciation of the uniqueness of the academy. Their strategic advice––applicable to a very wide range of institutions and based on a good and diverse set of real experiences––avoids the sometimes patronizing naivete that management ′experts′ so often bring to the table." ––D. Bruce Johnstone, university professor and former chancellor, State University of New York
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Preface xi

The Authors xxi

Part One: Hard Times

1 Common Lessons from Hard Times 3

2 Sources of Stress 29

3 Impact of Stress 53

Part Two: Searching for Solutions

4 Mission and Organization 77

5 Decisions and Conflict 107

6 Teaching and learning in a New Era 135

Part Three: Wise Moves

7 Analyzing the Institution s Condition 165

8 Triage 195

9 Strategy and Realism: Promoting Enlightened Change 217

10 Resilience in Times of Fiscal Stress 245

11 Unfinished Business 277

References 289

Index 296

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DAVID W. LESLIE is professor and coordinator of the Higher Education Program at Florida State University. He is a past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and a former associate editor of The Review of Higher Education. Leslie is coauthor of The Invisible Faculty (with J.M. Gappa, Jossey–Bass, 1993). E. K. FRETWELL, JR. is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a former interim president of the University of Massachussetts system and former president of the State University of New York College at Buffalo.
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