Item description for Fixing the Fragmented University: Decentralization With Direction (JB - Anker) by Joseph C. Burke...
A fatal flaw in accountability programs is the fragmented university that leaves academic departments the units most responsible for institutional results out of the performance loop. Currently, decentralization fosters a disabling disconnect among societal concerns, institutional goals, and departmental aims, the three links of public accountability. How then can the culture of many research universities be transformed from provider-driven prestige to public-centered engagement?
The answer is not to end decentralization but to add direction. By using strategic planning, priority budgeting, assessment and quality assurance, regional accreditation, and departmental performance reporting, large research universities will be able to set priorities and implement direction while preserving decentralization.
Written for central administrators, trustees, faculty leaders, and students in higher education, this book discusses the participants and the methods for fixing the fragmented university and changing the campus culture. It brings together a group of national experts who each describe how their particular part of the puzzle can help fix the fragmented university and assist it in becoming as devoted to undergraduate education and public engagement as it is to faculty research.
This book is organized into four parts:
Means and methods of cohesion
Redesigning the mission
Making it happen on campus
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2007
Publisher Anker Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN 1933371153 ISBN13 9781933371153
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More About Joseph C. Burke
Joseph C. Burke is currently a Senior Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. He served for twelve years as President of Plattsburgh State University, and for nine years as Provost and one year as Chancellor of the State University of New York System. He received his PhD in History from Indiana University. Dr. Burke has a long connection to the creations of William H. Miner. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute and a Trustee of the Miner Foundation, which provides funds to the Chazy Rural School, the CVPH Medical Center, and the Miner Institute.