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ERIC Number: EJ822789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
Slouching toward Privatization
Dickeson, Robert C.; Figuli, David J.
Trusteeship, v15 n6 p13-17 Nov-Dec 2007
The past two decades have seen a significant shift in the financial model of American higher education, laying groundwork for a transformation that could reshape people's understanding of the academy. The shift--toward increasing degrees of privatization--is unmistakable and has affected every American college and university to varying extents. Privatization can be defined as the transfer of responsibility or service delivery to another sector or entity. A snapshot taken today of higher education finance would find all institutions arrayed along what might be called a privatization continuum. An institution's privatization continuum could be constructed with five major elements, each of which is discussed in this article. These elements are: (1) Operating as fully self-contained; (2) Outsourcing non-mission-critical functions; (3) Tactical alliances; (4) Strategic alliances; and (5) Operating as fully privatized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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