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Wise Moves in Hard Times: Creating & Managing Resilient Colleges & Universities

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0196-7
298 pages
January 1996, Jossey-Bass
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Leslie and Fretwell have produced as good a book as I have seen in the timely field of higher education's response to it pervasive long-range financial dilemmas.
--D. Bruce Johnstone, university professor and former chancellor, State University of New York
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Table of Contents

Preface xi

The Authors xxi

Part One: Hard Times

1 Common Lessons from Hard Times 3

2 Sources of Stress 29

3 Impact of Stress 53

Part Two: Searching for Solutions

4 Mission and Organization 77

5 Decisions and Conflict 107

6 Teaching and learning in a New Era 135

Part Three: Wise Moves

7 Analyzing the Institution’s Condition 165

8 Triage 195

9 Strategy and Realism: Promoting Enlightened Change 217

10 Resilience in Times of Fiscal Stress 245

11 Unfinished Business 277

References 289

Index 296

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Author Information

DAVID W. LESLIE is professor and coordinator of the Higher Education Program at Florida State University. He is a past president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education and a former associate editor of The Review of Higher Education. Leslie is coauthor of The Invisible Faculty (with J.M. Gappa, Jossey-Bass, 1993). E. K. FRETWELL, JR. is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is a former interim president of the University of Massachussetts system and former president of the State University of New York College at Buffalo.
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