ERIC Number: ED421946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Restructuring Higher Education: Cost Containment and Productivity Enhancement Efforts of North American Colleges and Universities.
Primary Research Group, Inc., New York, NY.
This report addresses issues in the efforts of colleges and universities to reduce costs. First, some key findings are identified, including the rapid increase in tuition since 1981; decreases in academic library expenditures; increases in cooperative arrangements; use of more adjunct faculty; and increased privatization of services. Individual chapters address the following topics: (1) the growing pressure to bring costs down; (2) 10 major factors contributing to increases in costs and tuition; (3) training versus education; (4) hard and easy choices for public and private institutions; (5) faculty workload and employment of adjuncts; (6) administrative costs; (7) technology; (8) colleges as marketing gateways for technology vendors; (9) productivity in teaching; (10) partnerships, consortia, and mergers; (11) performance contracting and outsourcing; (12) electric utility deregulation; (13) telecommunications deregulation; (14) nontraditional programs; (15) healthcare reform; and (16) financial management. Appended is a list of related reports. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Educational Finance, Faculty Workload, Higher Education, Marketing, Privatization, Productivity, Telecommunications
Primary Research Group, Inc., P.O. Box 20853, Columbus Circle Station, New York, NY 10023; phone: 212-764-5055; fax: 212-397-5056; e-mail: primarydat@AOL.com ($59.50, plus $5 shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Primary Research Group, Inc., New York, NY.