Advancing Campus Efficiencies: A Companion for Campus Leaders in the Digital Era
October 2006, Jossey-Bass
The book envisions a dramatically different way of delivering courses; disaggregating and reassigning teaching functions; and increasing differentiation, collaboration, and innovation—all enabled by the appropriate use of information technologies. Drawing on the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunication's (WCET) more than 15 years of work on the effective use of technology to increase quality and efficiency in higher education, the book offers valuable insight on
Whether for-profit institutions enjoy a competitive advantage over public and independent institutions
The most critical issues facing higher education today, and possible solutions
Strategies for managing the cost of integrating information technologies into teaching and Learning
How to lead campus transformation using communication technologies
Connecting students and faculty through distance learning and telecommunication systems
The role of openness in the future of higher education
Offering new ideas on how to deploy emerging information and communication technologies, Advancing Campus Efficiencies will be a companion—both comfort and guide—for educators undertaking the work of inspired leadership that will be required to achieve the new design of higher education.
1 The Journey Begins (Sally M. Johnstone).
Do For-Profit Institutions Have Competitive Advantage? (Michael B. Goldstein).
The Top Critical Issues for Higher a Education Today (David Longanecker).
Leadership in a Technology-Rich Environment (Judith A. Ramaley).
2 Cost Efficiencies: Tools for Meeting Today’s Challenges (Katrina A. Meyer and Russell Poulin).
Technology Costing Methodology Lessons Learned (Marianne Boeke and Dennis Jones).
Insights Into Costs and Quality: A Study at Washington State University (Tom Henderson and Gary Brown).
3 Student Services, Rethought for ALL Students (Patricia (Pat) Shea).
One-Stop Service Center (Darlene Burnett).
E-Services at the Program Level (Michael Tagawa).
Online Student Success Center and Online Student Companion (Anita Crawley).
Building a Statewide Student Advising System (Andrea Latham and Connie Graunke).
Accelerating Your E-Service Initiatives Through Partnerships With Service Providers (Russ Adkins).
4 How Can We Help the Faculty? (Sally M. Johnstone).
Virginia Tech’s Math Emporium (Anne H. Moore).
Open Learning Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon University (Candace Thille and Joel Smith).
5 Accountability and Assuring Quality (Sally M. Johnstone).
New Institutional Expectations Related to the Integration of Technology (Steven Crow).
Making the Difficult Choice to Integrate New Technology (George Connick).
Accountability for Technology Investments to Policymakers (Patricia Cuocco and Steve Daigle).
6 Joining Others: Lessons for Consortial Relationships (Sally M. Johnstone).
The Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications System (Susan B. Scott).
Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium (Ed Klonoski).
The Great Plains IDEA Story (Virginia Moxley and Sue Maes).
Reaching Outside Your Campus to Bring Solutions Inside: The Collaborative Proposition of MERLOT for Higher Education (Gerard L. Hanley).
7 Putting It All Together (Sally M. Johnstone).
The Role of Openness in the Future of Higher Education (David Wiley).
Effects of Mobile Devices on Education (Ellen Wagner).
2020: Envisioning the Future Academic Ecosystem (John Witherspoon).
WCET is a member ship organization of 275 member located in more than 45 U.S. states and 7 countries. WCET member are primarily public colleges and universities but also conclude private institutions, government agencies, and corporations. The WCET staff develops research projects that focus on integrating technology into the teaching and learning processes, consults with higher education institutions, holds professional development conferences for practitioners, and generally supports WCET members in the planning and implementation of e-learning. WCET was founded in 1989 by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
—George Mehaffy, Vice President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities