ERIC Number: ED246803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Case Studies in College Strategy.
Chaffee, Ellen Earle; And Others
Strategies employed by selected, pseudonymous private colleges in dealing with revenue constraints are detailed in case studies. Attention is directed to the adaptation and policies of eleven private liberal arts and three comprehensive colleges in their efforts to recover from rapid decline in total revenues during 1973-1976. Intensive analysis is provided for these 14 colleges that enrolled at least 650 students in 1979. Half had made the greatest total revenue recovery and half had continued to decline. Chief administrators and faculty leaders were interviewed on each campus, along with at least one trustee on most campuses. Background materials, such as accreditation self-study reports, internal reports, historical documents, college catalogs, and audit reports were also examined. In addition, five pilot schools were studied to test the feasibility of a large-sample mailed survey. Descriptive information on each college is included along with the case history, which covers enrollments, staff, academic programs, planning, budgets and capital. The colleges are not identified by name: nine were church-related; three were selective in admissions; and two were urban, three were rural, and nine were in intermediate-sized towns. The field interview guide is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Educational Finance, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, Questionnaires, Retrenchment, School Surveys
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
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