ERIC Number: ED318381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Role of the Academic Vice President in Fund-Raising.
Felicetti, Daniel A.
This study explores higher education's failure to incorporate the role of the Academic Vice President (AVP) into campus fund-raising efforts. A literature review found that the Academic Vice President/Provost was rarely mentioned by position as having an instrumental role in fund-raising activities. In a survey of 32 fund-raising consulting firm leaders, respondents agreed that relatively little explicit attention is paid in development literature to the role of Academic Vice Presidents/Provosts on university campuses. Explanations were volunteered for this situation. A survey of 27 chief academic officers of Jesuit higher education institutions found that only one-fifth of the respondents described AVPs as playing a major role in fund-raising. Reasons for AVPs' lack of involvement in fund-raising are outlined. Ways of integrating this position into an institutional team approach are offered. These include clarifying the role of the AVP in fund-raising, conducting periodically scheduled planning meetings with other key players to build necessary bridges, and expanding the AVP's role in energizing the internal "grass roots" base of capital campaigns. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A