Assuring Effectiveness and Productivity in Higher Education
By Robert A. Scott
It seems that at least once a week, sometimes more, there is an article, a book, or a report critical of colleges and universities. The consistent themes are that tuition is too high, student debt is growing so fast it is exceeding consumer debt, colleges have an insatiable appetite for money and an agenda to spend all they can raise, the cost structure of higher education is out of control like that of the health care system, universities fail to educate, and the economic benefits of a college education no longer exist.
What is a campus officer or trustee to think? To do? As a campus president and trustee for 26 years, during economic booms and busts, I have developed a set of philosophies, policies and practices that form the foundation for assessing institutional effectiveness and efficiencies and assist in assuring campus productivity in the use of human and capital resources.
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