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DeLoughry, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1993
Documentation of computer network use at five colleges and universities is being used to promote more widespread adoption of the technology. The reports cite improved communication among students, faculty, and administrators, and credit international networks with enhancing higher education around the world. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Environment, College Instruction
Nicklin, Julie L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
Northeastern University (Massachusetts) has reduced its size by one-fifth, cut $60-million from its budget, eliminated 700 jobs, dropped or merged several programs, frozen salaries, and cut other costs in a successful retrenchment effort. Many agree the "rightsizing" was handled in a fair, humane way; others are angered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration, Financial Exigency
Grassmuck, Karen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1990
Although Columbia University's economic plight is familiar, debate over administrative and academic cutbacks is fiercer than most because of its history, decentralized administration, and unique problems of its Manhattan location. Relationships between faculty and administration have become strained as programs have been reduced, consolidated, or…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Case Studies, College Administration, College Faculty
McMillen, Liz; Mangan, Katherine S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989
In an effort to diversify their investments, colleges are pouring money into hotels, shopping centers, research parks, and apartment buildings. Institutional involvement in real estate takes a variety of forms, some considered risky, and has resulted in both profit and public-relations problems. (MSE)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, Case Studies, College Administration, Economic Development
McMillen, Liz; Nicklin, Julie L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
The successful conservative administrative strategies of four private colleges (Claremont McKenna College, California; Connecticut College; Livingstone College, North Carolina; Northwestern University, Illinois) in a climate of widespread institutional cutbacks are described. They include investment, avoidance of administrative "bloat,"…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Case Studies, College Administration