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Masterson, Kathryn – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that after years of double-digit gains, college endowments are feeling the pinch from distressed financial markets. Some colleges are reporting negative rates of return for the fiscal year that just ended, and even those that performed better are wondering what the current financial crisis will mean. If the market's slide…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Colleges, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education
Sood, Aditya – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The global nature of Internet has revolutionized cultural and commercial interactions while at the same time it has provided opportunities for cyber criminals. Crimeware services now exist that have transformed the nature of cyber crime by making it more automated and robust. Furthermore, these crimeware services are sold as a part of a growing…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Web Browsers, Internet, Crime Prevention
Labaree, David F. – University of Chicago Press, 2017
Read the news about America's colleges and universities--rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators--and it's clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. Labaree reminds us in this book, it's always been that way. And that's exactly why it has become the most…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Entrepreneurship, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
Pulley, John – CURRENTS, 2009
The fundraising landscape has been blistered by stock-market meltdowns and a financial sector that has repeatedly erupted in flames. In turn, the environment for development has turned icy, cooled by frozen credit markets and chilly consumer confidence. It is ragged, unstable terrain. Fundraisers, the ground moving beneath them, are unsure of…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Educational Finance, Institutional Survival, Institutional Advancement
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2016
This report informs Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training, the Parliament of Australia, the Australian higher education community and the general public about the performance of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA or the Agency) during the financial year ending 30 June 2016. Prepared…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Annual Reports, Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance
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Meyer, Heinz-Dieter; Zhou, Kai – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This paper directs attention to important changes in the role and funding of elite private universities in the USA. At the center of these changes is the private endowment--an institution that has for much of its history been a pivotal element of innovation and autonomy, but which is recently tilting towards the production and reproduction of…
Descriptors: Role, Private Colleges, Selective Admission, Institutional Autonomy
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Durkin, Mark; Howcroft, Barry; Fairless, Craig – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: During the last 20 years or so the changing environment in which universities operate has meant that commensurately more emphasis has been placed on marketing principles. In light of this emphasis, it is perhaps a little surprising that relatively little attention has been directed towards the processes by which universities develop their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Recruitment, Case Studies, College Programs
Sedlacek, Verne O.; Jarvis, William F. – Commonfund Institute, 2010
A large and growing body of work exists on the subject of endowment investing, but the equally important topic of endowment spending is treated less often. While the degree to which endowed institutions depend on their endowment for budgetary support varies widely, the market crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated that failure by the endowment to provide…
Descriptors: Endowment Funds, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Expenditures
Kinne-Clawson, Alicia M. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Public Master's granting universities have long been viewed as a sector "caught in the middle" between their much more prestigious research university counterparts and the more numerous community colleges. The little research that exists on this sector of institutions has suggested that the Master's university classification merely…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Reputation, Research Universities, Mixed Methods Research
Guo, Fei – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This dissertation study focuses on a current and controversial phenomenon in Chinese universities and colleges--student working during academic semesters. The massification of Chinese higher education since the year of 1999 raises the level of competition in the job market of college graduates. More and more undergraduate students participate in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment
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McClure, Kevin R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2015
Colleges and universities in the United States have developed and implemented a wide array of opportunities for undergraduate students to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship. Drawing upon an institutional case study, this article examines why one public research university initiated and supported curricular and co-curricular offerings in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Case Studies, Undergraduate Students, Institutional Research
Ministry of Advanced Education, 2015
The Ministry of Advanced Education provides leadership and direction for the world class postsecondary education and training system in British Columbia. Through a range of public and private post-secondary institutions, the Ministry has played a key role in ensuring B.C. has the skilled workers needed to capitalize on economic opportunities and…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Postsecondary Education, Economic Opportunities, Skilled Workers
US Department of the Treasury, 2012
This report discusses the current state of higher education, with a brief high-level overview of the market and a more detailed discussion and analysis of the financial aid system. It also discusses the important changes President Obama has made to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The key findings are: (1) The economic returns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Powell, Neil; Larsen, Rasmus Kløcker – Environmental Education Research, 2013
Higher education institutions in Sweden are increasingly exposed to international market conditions and rising competition from a more mobile student body. This increases the need for universities to adapt to their social and economic environment and to their clients, including the political trends and financial opportunities in Sweden and EU, if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Masters Programs
Bennion, Paul – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study focused on the perspectives of senior enrollment management administrators in relation to institutional strategic planning documents in order to gain insight into the extent to which "neoliberalism" is influencing the values and practices of private, nonprofit liberal arts institutions. The researcher focused on senior…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Private Colleges, Liberal Arts
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