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ERIC Number: EJ819592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-31
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Booming States Lure Academics from Those with Financial Woes
Kelderman, Eric
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n10 pA23 Oct 2008
Universities are watching their state budgets crumble across the country: The University of Arizona has put a freeze on all state-financed hiring, Georgia's 14 technical colleges are being merged into seven, and New York will probably have to shelve a plan to create a $3-billion fund to attract cutting-edge research to the Empire State, which faces an estimated $6-billion budget gap. But in some places, things look much different. States with booming industries, including oil and natural gas, are using their riches to bolster higher education, sometimes at their neighbors' expense. Colleges in these booming states, especially in Texas, may have an opportunity to improve their academic profiles at the expense of states that are struggling. With the funds to build flashy new facilities and offer attractive salaries, these prospering states' institutions have been able to lure some faculty members and researchers frustrated by the lack of money in their own beleaguered states. This article details how booming states lure academics from those with financial woes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; New York; Texas