ERIC Number: EJ871266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Shared Lessons, Shared Success
Higdon, Leo I., Jr.
Presidency, v11 n3 p36-39 Fall 2008
Colleges focus on their respective missions, the core principles and enduring values that are most important to their communities, their sense of history, and their future. Business, on the other hand, sometimes focuses on profits to the exclusion of everything else, including its mission, and that can be a mistake. What can Wall Street teach higher education--and vice versa? The author, with experience in both fields, shares how the guiding principles of academia and those of business can inform and improve the way the other operates. The author highlights an example from his own background.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, College Presidents, Colleges, Cooperation, Success, College Faculty
American Council on Education. One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036-1193. Tel: 202-939-9452; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.acenet.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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