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Keating, Patrick J.; And Others – Business Officer, 1996
The origins and strategies for change in the administrative structure of Carnegie Mellon University (Pennsylvania) are discussed, including trends within all of higher education and conditions specific to the university. Quality improvement efforts are described briefly. Special attention is given to the institution's procurement-disbursement…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration
Strauss, Jon C. – Business Officer, 1996
An approach used at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts) to explain the complexity of budget balancing to the institutional community is described. The model used facilitates the determination of necessary conditions for achieving budget equilibrium and suggests some approaches to restructuring expenses to ensure equilibrium. Four…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, College Administration, Educational Economics
Cobb, Brian T.; Hanna, John P. – Business Officer, 1998
In the process of restructuring its debt and taking on additional debt, Franklin Pierce College (New Hampshire) accepted the consequences of a downgrade in its investment-grade rating. This resulted in a successful bond sale, with bonds carrying an insured single-A rating. Events leading up to the restructuring and credit issues considered by the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration, Credit (Finance)
Cunliff, Ed; And Others – Business Officer, 1993
The University of Central Oklahoma integrated planning and budget processes, shifting the focus from the budget itself to goal-oriented, team management. Roles of faculty senate and deans in this process continue to evolve. Barriers to change within and outside the institution had to be overcome. (MSE)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration
Burton, Jennus L. – Business Officer, 1993
Arizona State University has developed a model for managing declining resources in administrative service functions. A variant of Total Quality Management, it involves clarification of administrative unit functions, unit self-examination, establishment of program priorities, environmental scanning, creation of an infrastructure to manage change,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning
Dubois, Ronald; Freeman, Neil – Business Officer, 1991
The first part in a two-part series about the development of an integrated management information system at Chaminade University (Hawaii) discusses decisions made about the system's integration and transportability, modularization, programing language, and productivity in the first five years. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Planning, Computer Software
Clarke, Susan S. – Business Officer, 1993
Health care costs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York) were projected to double between 1986 and 1990. The university has met cost-reduction goals through varied approaches, planned future cuts in overall costs by studying its employee population and is working toward a flexible plan for diverse health care needs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Costs
Rothman, Michael – Business Officer, 1992
In October 1989-October 1991, Mills College (California) faced three crises: an earthquake; a strike over plans to convert to a coeducational institution; and a devastating fire in the area. The college has learned to focus its structural, human, political, and symbolic frames of reference; communicate; plan; consider the public; and develop…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Planning, Declining Enrollment
Guin, Louis; And Others – Business Officer, 1992
The first two stages of the financial audit required by federal Circular A-133, for nonprofit institutions receiving $100,000 or more in federal funding and cost-type contracts, as implemented by the University of Southern California, are described. Audit observations, issues emerging from the experience, and recommendations for other colleges and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Compliance (Legal), Federal Aid
Peskin, Carol Ann – Business Officer, 1993
Elements in the effort to make the annual Nova University (Florida) audit more time efficient included gaining agreement with the auditors for a specific closing date; coordinating efforts of various departments involved; identifying and eliminating major obstacles; streamlining procedures when needed; and continuous coordination and monitoring of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, College Administration, Efficiency
Reese, Larry D.; Parmenter, Vernon F. – Business Officer, 1994
An effort to enhance quality and efficiency at the University of Florida was designed to produce quick results without involving many employees and focused on the accounts payable department. Flowcharting identified inefficiencies and pinpointed opportunities for improvement in labor-intensive processes, mailings, check registers, reports,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Data Processing, Efficiency
Bruegeman, Donald C – Business Officer, 1994
This article discusses the impact of resource reallocation by colleges and universities using Virginia Commonwealth University as an example. Alternative areas for creative reallocations noted include increased productivity/efficiency, quality improvement, growth by substitution, targeted fund raising, planned savings, categorical funding, tuition…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Ancillary School Services, Case Studies, College Administration
Zekan, Donald L. – Business Officer, 1995
The events and decisions following a declaration of financial exigency at Saint Bonaventure University (New York) in 1994, which resulted in a substantial reduction in the number of tenured faculty members and a decrease in pay and benefits for remaining employees, are chronicled. The roles of the business officer, faculty, and others in decision…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Budgets, Case Studies, Church Related Colleges
Morrell, Louis R. – Business Officer, 1995
The tax-exempt status of most independent colleges and universities will likely be challenged eventually, and institutions would be wise to take preemptive action by developing arguments, both financial and cultural, to support the claim that they provide substantial benefits to the community. A Rollins College (Florida) economic impact study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Planning, Economic Change
Gaither, Gerald; DeWitt, Robby – Business Officer, 1991
Prairie View A&M University's (Texas) experiences are offered as lessons in how to establish institutional priorities and procedures for retrenchment. Thirty-one specific cost-reduction strategies and policy changes are presented, and the evolution of a formal, institutionalized budget process, nonexistent until fiscal year 1991, is described.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration
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