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Morphew, Christopher C., Ed.; Eckel, Peter D., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
With public colleges and universities facing substantial budget cuts and increased calls for accountability, more institutions now rely on private revenue streams for support. As market-driven policies and behaviors become more commonplace, some cautious critics sound the alarm, while others watching the bottom line cheer. But which perspective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Privatization, Research Universities
Richardson, Richard, Jr.; Martinez, Mario – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
"Policy and Performance in American Higher Education" presents a new approach to understanding how public policy influences institutional performance, with practical insight for those charged with crafting and implementing higher education policy. Public institutions of higher learning are called upon by state governments to provide…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Slaughter, Sheila; Rhoades, Gary – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
As colleges and universities become more entrepreneurial in a post-industrial economy, they focus on knowledge less as a public good than as a commodity to be capitalized on in profit-oriented activities. In "Academic Capitalism and the New Economy," higher education scholars Sheila Slaughter and Gary Rhoades detail the aggressive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Systems, Educational Change, Social Networks
Bailey, Thomas, Ed.; Morest, Vanessa Smith, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Community colleges enroll almost half of all undergraduates in the United States. These two-year colleges manifest the American commitment to accessible and affordable higher education. With about 1,200 institutions nationwide, community colleges have made significant progress over the past decade in opening access and have become the critical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Case Studies, Institutional Mission