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The Insider's Guide to Working with Universities – Practical Insights for Board Members, Businesspeople, Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Alumni, Parents, and Administrators - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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The Insider's Guide to Working with Universities: Practical Insights for Board Members, Businesspeople, Entrepreneurs, Philanthropists, Alumni, Parents, and Administrators

James W. Dean and Deborah Y. Clarke

Abstract

Colleges and universities stand to benefit greatly when businesspeople engage with them, whether through governing boards, alumni associations, consulting arrangements, philanthropy, or other channels. But many businesspeople are frustrated by the way institutions of higher education work--or rather, how they don't work. Why do decisions in universities take so long and involve so many people? Why aren't profit and growth top priorities for colleges? Why can't the faculty be managed like any other employees? Shouldn't alumni have a greater say as they continue to invest in their alma mater? As ... More

Keywords: Higher education and business, Academic institutions, American Colleges and universities, Businesspeople, Governing boards, Organizational mission, Profit and growth, Faculty, Students, Alumni

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469653419
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653419.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Dean, author
University of New Hampshire

Deborah Y. Clarke, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill