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ERIC Number: ED544278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Finding the Right Prescription for Higher Education's Ills: Can Health Care Provide Answers?
Eckel, Peter D.; Hignite, Karla
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NJ1)
The symptoms being experienced by higher education are well known: rising costs, declining public confidence and support, new competitors, and questions about quality and value. Do prescriptions exist to address these symptoms, or are they precursors to something more serious for higher education? The health-care metaphor, while telling, is also apt. Health care as an industry has faced challenges similar to those of higher education and has undergone significant change in search of healing itself. In the fall of 2011, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) conducted a series of workshops grounded in lessons from the health-care industry and focused on leading change. The audience was college and university senior leaders, who today face a confluence of difficult choices and strategic opportunities for their institutions in the coming years. The goal: Engage leaders in exploring how to initiate necessary change at the campus level and industrywide. The workshop conversations offered a unique opportunity to examine health care as an industry change model for higher education. A key question shaping the workshop discussions was how higher education might adapt lessons learned from change efforts launched within the health-care sector. A summary of those deliberations are contained within this report. The following are appended: (1) Stories on Health-Care Change; (2) Change-Management Exercises; (3) Workshop Participants; (4) Panelist and Facilitator Biographies; and (5) Resources for Further Reading.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Lumina Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
Identifiers - Location: Indiana