A Publication of EDUCAUSE Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP "No one in a position of leadership can afford to ignore the issues raised in the book." -Continuing Higher Education Review"Helpful insights into the different uses and limits of technology. An important resource for university leaders." -Gilbert R. Whitaker, Jr., dean, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University As distance education, distributed learning, virtual campuses, and digital libraries become more important for students, academic institutions can no longer rely on traditional methods to survive and prosper. In this landmark collection of essays, seven highly respected institutional, association, and financial leaders examine the challenges facing today's colleges and universities. They explore a number of critical issues, including how to deal with for-profit competition, how to build a powerful technological infrastructure, how to create administrative structures that reward and support technological innovation, and how to secure funding for such transformations.
Table of Contents
Can Colleges and Universities Survive in the Information Age? - J. Duderstadt; Competitive Strategies for Higher Education in the Information Age - R. Katz; Assessing the New Competitive Landscape - H. Blustain, et al; The New Technologies and the Future of Residential Undergraduate Education - G. Farrington; Developing and Using Technology as a Strategic Asset - W. Graves; Tying Things Together: Advice for the Practitioner - R. Katz & Associates.