University Characteristics

Appalachian Ohio as an advantage for a public research institution

Trends that impact attracting the best and brightest students and employees (e.g., child care, quality housing, health care, etc.)

The role of campus culture and communication issues

Katie Hafner, “An Open Mind (open educational resources movement),” New York Times, April 8, 2010.

Jennifer Howard, “Digital Repositories Foment a Quiet Revolution in Scholarship,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 13, 2010

Goldie Blumenstyk, “Saving the Life of the Mind,” Chronicle of Higher Education, February 28, 2010

Q&A with William Tierny, “Culture and Decisions in Higher Ed.,” Inside Higher Ed, October 16, 2008

Reform School: How to Reinvent Higher Education,” Slate, November 17, 2005.

Centralized/Decentralized structure; Organization of institutions

John Lombardi et al., “University Organization, Governance, and Competitiveness,” 2002.

The Academic Workplace

Great Places to Work, 2009,” Chronicle of Higher Education (Ohio University Employees and Students can access “Great Places to Work” through the Ohio University Libraries On-Line Subscription to the Chronicle.)


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