Recently Posted Documents/Info [November 8-12]

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 8TH

Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice Chancellor of York University, in an October 29 column “Universities Change with the Times” in the Toronto Star discussed what he sees as the most important trends in higher education.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

Global Education and Liberal Education” by Peter N. Stearns, Provost at George Mason University.  It appeared in the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Liberal Education, Summer 2010, Vol. 96, No. 3.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “International Issues.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 13TH

Scott D. Anthony and Clayton M. Christensen, “Are You Reading the Right Signals,” September 2004, Strategy and Innovation (Harvard Business School).  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Multiple Issues/Trends.”

“All of us make countless decisions every day based on what we think the future will hold. The challenge, naturally, is that the future rarely turns out as expected. Companies that appear to be poised to take off suddenly fizzle out; an analyst’s seemingly prescient predictions turn out to be 100% wrong. Determining whether a hyped innovation truly has the potential to transform an industry is a similarly challenging endeavor: Which developments are transformational and which will end up being more hype than reality.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 6TH

Recommended reading from Dan Weiner:  Charles Clotfelter, American Universities in a Global Market (2010); Ben Wildavsky, The Great Brain Race–How Global Universities are Reshaping the World (2010).  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “International Issues.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 16TH

ACT, “The Condition of College and Career Readiness, 2010”  [Posted August 20, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 9TH

Ohio Department of Development, Ohio County Indicators, July 2009. This report has more than 175 pages of county and state date on income, demographics, percentage of employment by economic sector, etc.  http://www.development.ohio.gov/research/files/s100.pdf [Posted August 12, 2010]  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

This news article talks about the coming public school enrollment decline in many areas of the state http://www.economicscenter.org/sites/ecer.civicactions.net/files/reports/Ohio%20Braces%20for%20Enrollment%20Decline.pdf [Posted August 12, 2010]  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

This 2008 study from Ohio’s Job and Family Services looks at Ohio’s Graying Labor Force through 2016. http://lmi.state.oh.us/research/2016Graying.pdf [Posted August 12, 2010]  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

OSU’s P-12 Project did this report, “Knowledge is Power” in 2008 outlining the relationship between Ohio’s future economy and jobs and levels of education needed.  http://p12.osu.edu/reports/UWreport.pdf [Posted August 12, 2010]  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Economics.”

College Board Advocacy & Policy Center, The College Completion Agenda [Posted August 12, 2010]  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 26TH

Interesting information on economic issues facing institutions of higher education can be found in the series of “National Crosstalk” newsletters from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Economics.”

James Duderstadt, “Aligning American Higher Education with a 21st Century Agenda [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

Michael Crow, “Enterprise: The Path to Transformation for Emerging Public Universities”  [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

Michael Crow, “Building an Entrepreneurial University”  [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

Luis M. Proenza, “Beyond Research Rankings,” Inside Higher Education, May 17, 2007  [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

Mortgaging Our Future: How Financial Barriers to College Undercut America’s Global Competitiveness, ” 2006  [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

Transition Matters-Community College to Bachelor’s Degree,” 2008  [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education.”

“Beige Book,” Summary of Current Economic Conditions, Federal Reserve, 2010 [Posted July 30, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Economics.”

C. Stephen Redhead and Erin D. Williams, “Public Health, Workforce, Quality, and Related Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148), March 24, 2010, Congressional Research Service.  [Posted July 26, 2010]  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Infrastructure.”

Josh Fishman, “97 Colleges are Recognized as Great Colleges to Work For in Chronicle Survey,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 25, 2010.  [Posted July 27, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Cultural/Communication.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 19TH

Administrative Review and Restructuring [Posted on July 22, 2010] Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Infrastructure.”

Two recently completed reports from the University of Illinois.   Administrative Review and Restructuring Working Group, June 15, 2010.  “In November 2009, President Ikenberry, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and the Chancellors, charged the Administrative Review and Restructuring working group to conduct an assessment of the organizational structure and delivery of administrative services at the University and to recommend a set of reforms and changes to improve performance as well as reduce costs.” Administrative Review and Restructuring, Shared Services Subcommittee, June 8, 2010.  A subcommittee was formed to investigate the topic of shared service centers as a supplement to the efforts of the Administrative Review and Restructuring Working Group. The charge to the subcommittee was to: determine whether shared service centers existed on campus; determine how shared service centers currently operate; determine whether shared service centers resulted in reduced costs and improved service for units; and identify any barriers to creating shared service centers and recommend processes that support and sustain their effectiveness once developed.

Deferred Maintenance [Posted July 22, 2010] Also available on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Infrastructure.”

Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Capital Renewal/Deferred Maintenance [Set of articles available at this link].

Scott Carlson, “As Campuses Crumble, Budgets are Crunched,” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2008.

Information Technology [Posted July 22, 2010] Also available on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Information Technology.”

Lev Gonick, “Future of Higher Education” [IT staffing], EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Vol. 33, Number 2, 2010.

Rosalyn Metz, “Cloud Computing Explained,” EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Vol. 33, Number 2, 2010.

Marianne Murphy, “Instructional Benefits of Remote Desktop Visualization,” EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Vol. 33, Number 2, 2010.

The Delta Project Report entitled “Trends in College Spending 1998-2008: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go? What Does It Buy?” was posted on July 8 along with a link to an interactive database that allows access to “information on finance, performance, and enrollments for individual institutions, groups of institutions, or the nation as a whole.”  The database offers a useful way of understanding a set of complicated factors, and at Craig Cornell’s recommendation I’m drawing specific attention to its features.  Posted July 21, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Economics.”

Christine M. Keller, “Coping Strategies of Public Universities During the Economic Recession of 2009: Results of a Survey on the Impact of the Financial Crisis on University Campuses,” (November 2009) Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.  Posted July 21, 2010. Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Economics.”

Trends in Numbers of High School Graduates,” WICHE/The College Board.  Posted July 20, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

Demographic Trends: Undergraduate and Graduate Education”  Posted July 20, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

Janet Lopez, “Impact of Demographic Changes on U.S. Higher Education, 2000-2050,” State Higher Education Executive Officers.  Posted July 20, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

Watson Scott Swail, “Higher Education and the New Demographics: Questions for Policy,” Change (July/August 2002).  Posted July 20, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

The Horizon Report: 2009 Edition”  “The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the NMC’s Horizon Project, a long-running qualitative research project that seeks to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, research, or creative expression within learning-focused organizations.”  Posted July 19, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Technology.”

IT Hype Cycles (Prepared by Gartner).  “A “hype cycle” is a graphic representation of the cycle that new technologies go through.”  Document contains hype cycle terms and hype cycles for 2008 & 2009.  Posted July 19, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Technology.”

Kuali- The Next Open Source Movement,” Inside Higher Ed, July 6, 2009.  Posted July 19, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Technology.”

MIT Abandons Kuali Open-Source Software Project,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 15, 2010.  Posted July 19, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Technology.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 12TH

Michael K. McLendon, James C. Hearn, and Christine G. Mokher “Partisans, Professionals, and Power: The Role of Political Factors in State Higher Education Funding,” The Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 80, No. 6 (November/December 2009).  Posted July 17, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Higher Education” and “Politics.”

Ohio University Campus Master Plan (Facilities Planning and Space Management).  Posted July 17, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Infrastructure.”

State of Ohio Job Outlook, Employment Projections to 2016, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.  Posted July 17, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Economics.”

“College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2009 High School Graduates,” April 2010.  Posted July 16, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Demographics.”

Trends in College Spending, 1998-2008.” Posted July 12, 2010. Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Economics.”

Academic Support Unit Workforce Planning Initiative Example (Cornell University).  Posted July 12, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources” page under “Infrastructure.”

Thinking the Unthinkable: Finding Common Ground for Resolving Ohio’s Fiscal Crisis,”June 2010, The Center for Community Solutions.  Posted July 13, 2010.  Also can be found on the “Examples/Resources ” page under “Economics.”

DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 6TH

Set of sources on demographics.  Posted July 6, 2010.  Also can be found on the Examples/Resources page under “Demographics.”

Collection of Ohio Board of Regents data.  Posted July 7, 2010.  Also can be found at Ohio Board of Regents Info. Page.

Demographic Indicators of Interest 2010 Posted July 8, 2010.  Also can be found on the Examples/Resources page under the “Demographics” heading and in the Environmental Scan Team update post for July 8, 2010.

“State Budget Overview” –a presentation made to the Budget Planning and Management Commission, 6-29-10, Posted July 9, 2010 Also can be found on the Examples/Resources page under “Economics”

“State Funding for Higher Education in FY 2009 and FY 2010”, National Conference of State Legislatures, Posted July 9, 2010 Also can be found on the Examples/Resources page under “Economics”

Brad Wheeler, “Open Source 2010: Reflections on 2007”, January/February 2007, EDUCAUSE Review, Posted July 9, 2010 Also can be found on the Examples/Resources page under “Technology”

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