208 pages | 20 Color Illus.
This book explores the resource allocation process in contemporary private research universities through six richly detailed case studies. It includes an extensive discussion of historical approaches to university resource allocation. The cases are based on in-depth interviews with university presidents, provosts, deans financial officers, and department chairs. The evolution of university resource allocation systems is discussed in relation to institutional history, mission, culture, priorities, leadership, and prevailing financial condition.