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Immerwahr, John – Midwestern Higher Education Compact, 2009
This report from Public Agenda is a summary of the process and outcomes of the "Difficult Dialogues" that took place in November 2008 at the 4th annual policy summit of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). Nearly 200 state legislators, institutional and system-level leaders and governing board members, faculty, executive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Readiness, School Holding Power, Student Diversity
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Amlie, Thomas T. – American Journal of Business Education, 2009
A common problem addressed in Managerial and Cost Accounting classes is that of selecting an optimal production mix given scarce resources. That is, if a firm produces a number of different products, and is faced with scarce resources (e.g., limitations on labor, materials, or machine time), what combination of products yields the greatest profit…
Descriptors: Accounting, Computer Software, Courseware, Business Administration
Chebrolu, Shankar Babu – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Against the backdrop of new economic realities, one of the larger forces that is affecting businesses worldwide is cloud computing, whose benefits include agility, time to market, time to capability, reduced cost, renewed focus on the core and strategic partnership with the business. Cloud computing can potentially transform a majority of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Correlation, Internet
Lake, Robin; Dusseault, Brianna; Bowen, Melissa; Demeritt, Allison; Hill, Paul – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2010
The National Study of CMO (charter management organizations) Effectiveness is a national, longitudinal research effort designed to measure how nonprofit charter school management organizations (CMOs) affect student achievement, and to examine the internal structures, practices, and policy contexts that may influence these outcomes. The study began…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Organization, Program Effectiveness, School Districts
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Fazlollahtabar, Hamed; Yousefpoor, Narges – E-Learning, 2009
Increasing the effectiveness of e-learning has become one of the most practically and theoretically important issues within both educational engineering and information system fields. The development of information technologies has contributed to growth in online training as an important education method. The online training environment enables…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Information Systems, Information Technology, Educational Technology
Immerwahr, John; Johnson, Jean; Gasbarra, Paul – Public Agenda, 2009
There is emerging consensus that the United States faces major higher education challenges, including: (1) America's fall from first to tenth place internationally in the percentage of the population with higher education degrees at a time when the country faces increased global economic competition in a knowledge-intensive economy; (2) Education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Middle Management, Budgets, Costs
Leach, Todd J. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Access is key to achieving an educated citizenry and maximizing human capital. It is equally important to ask "access to what?" While most of the world catches up to American higher education, the U.S. is in the midst of a shakeout of traditional residential colleges and universities. The question is not whether the status quo should be…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Human Capital, Educational Quality
Ambrose, John; Ogilvie, Julie – Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2010
Recognizing that the shifting corporate environment is placing ever greater stresses on learning organizations, this paper reports how companies are increasingly offering employees a wide choice of learning options beyond conventional classroom training, including online, social learning, and other modalities in "blended" programs. Identifying a…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Socialization, Employees, Learning Modalities
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Watt, Catherine E.; Higerd, Thomas B. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2007
The purpose of this chapter is to examine possible uses for facilities data as they relate to three academic issues: classroom management, personnel management, and research activity. The number of institutions actively using space information to improve decision making is unknown. Most articles available in professional publications such as…
Descriptors: Costs, Classroom Techniques, Educational Facilities, Educational Research
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Neill, Monty; Guisbond, Lisa – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2005
While No Child Left Behind (NCLB) has focused school officials' attention on staying off the dreaded list of schools failing to make Adequate Yearly Progress, the story of the law's negative effects on teaching and learning, particularly in schools at risk of failure, is beginning to emerge. In this article, the authors discuss NCLB's effects on…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Formative Evaluation
Chae, Ho-Chang – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This study empirically examines the impact of IT capability on firms' performance and evaluates whether firms' IT capabilities play a role in improving employee capability, customer value, customer satisfaction, and ultimately business performance. The results were based on comparing the business performance of the IT leader companies with that of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Business, Competence
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Sofronijevic, Adam; Milicevic, Vesna; Ilic, Bojan; Seaman, Scott – Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2011
As academic libraries around the world face the dual challenges of rising demand but limits on funding, managers look for ways to improve library performance that do not add significantly to the budget. This paper presents a novel relationship between intrapreneurship and Enterprise 2.0 that suggests there are relatively cheap and easy ways to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Libraries, Library Administration, Innovation
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Redmond, Janice; Walker, Elizabeth A. – Education & Training, 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show that most small business owner-managers are technically competent in their area of business activity however they do not always have equal managerial competence. For example, deficiency in human resource management competence may lead to difficulties in attracting, retaining or leading staff. These…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Community Education, Management Development, Training Methods
Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board, 2020
The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken all levels of education and training. As they struggle in the pandemic environment, colleges, job training programs, apprenticeships, and other forms of postsecondary training face many of the same health and service-delivery challenges as education providers at earlier ages. However, merely…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Job Training, Educational Change, Distance Education
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Lenton, Pamela – Economics of Education Review, 2008
This paper examines the cost of the increased provision of higher education courses within further education colleges in England. We believe this to be the first attempt to fit a cost function specifically to the further education sector. Cost functions for a sample of 96 colleges over a 2-year period, from 2000 to 2002, are fitted using a panel…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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