ERIC Number: ED493390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Patron or Bully? The Role of Foundations in Higher Education. Working Papers Series. SAN05-09
Clotfelter, Charles T.
Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Universities are characterized by the independence of faculty, the strong hold of academic disciplines, the limited but real power of academic administrators, and unbounded institutional aspirations. Foundations feature the desire to effect change, but within practical limits. The interplay between these two sets of actors highlight the importance of faculty in any grants related to research and feature both a bias toward comprehensible projects and the discouragement of candor. (Contains 39 notes and 4 tables.)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Institutional Characteristics, Research and Development, Professional Autonomy, Eligibility, Organizational Development, Helping Relationship, Case Studies, Policy Analysis, Systems Analysis, Self Evaluation (Groups), Donors, Change Strategies, Change Agents
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Terry Sanford Inst. of Public Policy.