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Coiner, H. Michael – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1992
Many colleges and universities set spending from endowment at a fixed fraction of its market value. Analysis of this policy suggests that the maximum permissible spending fraction is related to the institution's target growth rate and the endowment's real return. Mathematical formulas and charts specifying this relationship are offered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, Economic Factors, Endowment Funds
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Uehling, Barbara S. – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1992
Managing college or university budget reduction involves more than careful matching of available dollars and essential and high priority programs. It is necessary to (1) have in place appropriate individual/personal policies and institutional policies and data; (2) take steps to decide on budget cuts; and (3) act to implement them. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, Decision Making, Financial Problems
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Yezer, Anthony M. – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1992
Many college and university planning processes operate during enrollment expansion in a way that makes them structurally incapable of efficient retrenchment when conditions change. Specific characteristics of such planning processes can be identified, methods rethought, and procedures adjusted. Procedures include, among others, examining…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Policy, Change Strategies, College Administration
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Potter, David; And Others – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1992
A discussion of the response of George Mason University (Virginia) to economic decline in 1989-92 looks at four stages in the downturn and examines a variety of planning and policy issues, including management of both unplanned and planned reductions, continued uncertainty, politics of decline, organizational communication and morale,…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Centralization, College Administration
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Johnson, Gail E. R. – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1993
A study of two colleges investigated whether posttenure college faculty evaluation is a feasible option for faculty revitalization and development. Results suggest posttenure review may be beneficial for institutions and faculty, but will have little effect on faculty performance. Further examination of posttenure review is recommended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Policy, Administrator Attitudes, College Administration
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Wolverton, Mimi – Journal for Higher Education Management, 1994
Development of the concept of quality within higher education, at both government and institutional levels, is traced, focusing on differences in state and institutional approaches and concerns in the pursuit of quality. Miami-Dade Community College (Florida) illustrates one approach. Relative impact of different approaches on the public interest…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis