ERIC Number: ED113991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Opportunity for Positive and Creative Leadership in the Business Management of Higher Education.
Barber, Allan W.
NACUBO Professional File, v3 n1 p 1-7 Feb 1972
Business officers should function as members of institutional management teams whose responsibilities include devising more effective ways to collect, present, and evaluate business and financial information for governing boards and academic administrators. The challenge is to find ways to encourage institutional administrations to consider the consequences of ignoring fiscal considerations and realities. It must be recognized that outside forces affect the management and that higher education is not a business where profit and loss can be measured in monetary terms. Nevertheless, the professional business manager should evaluate his place in the institutional environment and develop the attitude that he has something of value to offer, and he should not condone promulgations of accounting practices when they defy meaningful applications of cost systems and ignore relationships between costs, programs, and benefits. (JMF)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Educational Administration, Educational Economics, Efficiency, Financial Policy, Higher Education, Leadership, Productivity
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.