ERIC Number: ED496363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Productivity Lessons from For-Profit Higher Education
De Alva, Jorge Klor
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Trusteeship v12 n1 Jan-Feb 2004
Record budget cuts--more than 10 percent of state appropriations in some cases--and explosive enrollments have coincided with tough times for many state institutions. Staffs have been pared, faculty members are teaching more than ever, courses have been reduced to the minimum, and long-delayed maintenance continues to be set aside. These budget constraints are bringing increased scrutiny of the operations of our state schools. Not surprisingly, for-profit postsecondary institutions, which are growing at an unprecedented rate, are being called upon to provide a new lens through which to examine our beleaguered public colleges and universities. This article presents recommendations on the efficiencies nonprofit colleges and universities might learn from the for-profit sector.
Descriptors: State Schools, Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Private Schools, Institutional Survival, Financial Exigency, Financial Problems, Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, Policy Formation, Educational Planning, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.