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Strauss, Jon C.; Curry, John R. – 2002
Decentralization of authority is a natural act in universities, but decentralization of responsibility is not. A problem faced by universities is the decoupling of academic authority from financial responsibility. The solution proposed in this book for the coupling is Responsibility Center Management (RCM), also called Revenue Responsibility…
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, Colleges, Decentralization
Strauss, Jon C. – Business Officer, 1997
Presents three different, complementary statistical models for predicting faculty tenure dynamics, using data from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts). The difference equation model exactly describes future behavior but requires complete specification. The Markov-chain model can predict the full life-cycle of tenure from initial age…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis
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Strauss, Jon C. – Educational Record, 1996
An experienced college president offers sometimes tongue-in-cheek advice to new presidents, including insights into relationships with constituencies, interpersonal skills, the role of the spouse, accepting advice, sharing confidences, persistence, choosing priorities for change, audience awareness in public speaking, development, community…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Role, Audience Awareness, Board Administrator Relationship
Strauss, Jon C. – Business Officer, 1996
An approach used at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts) to explain the complexity of budget balancing to the institutional community is described. The model used facilitates the determination of necessary conditions for achieving budget equilibrium and suggests some approaches to restructuring expenses to ensure equilibrium. Four…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, College Administration, Educational Economics
Strauss, Jon C. – CAUSE/EFFECT, 1984
The University of Southern California has implemented a decentralized management philosophy. Implementation of this approach to management is facilitated by making accurate management information available to decision-makers in their offices in real time. (MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Communications, Computers, Data Processing