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Advancing campus efficiencies : a companion for campus leaders in the digital era
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Bolton, MA : Anker Pub., 2007
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xiv, 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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PSZ JB 30000010182992 LC67.6 J63 2007 Open Access Book

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Technology is continually changing the world. In higher educationin particular, new technologies can be applied to great advantageby campus communities seeking to offer better services for studentsin more efficient ways. Written for deans, vice presidents, andpresidents of all higher education institutions, AdvancingCampus Efficiencies provides straightforward advice that isintended to help colleges and universities respond to calls forgreater accountability and their students' rising expectations foraccess to advanced technologies.

The book envisions a dramatically different way of deliveringcourses; disaggregating and reassigning teaching functions; andincreasing differentiation, collaboration, and innovation?allenabled by the appropriate use of information technologies. Drawingon the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunication's(WCET) more than 15 years of work on the effective use oftechnology to increase quality and efficiency in higher education,the book offers valuable insight on

Whether for-profit institutions enjoy a competitive advantageover public and independent institutions The most critical issues facing higher education today, andpossible solutions Strategies for managing the cost of integrating informationtechnologies into teaching and Learning How to lead campus transformation using communicationtechnologies Connecting students and faculty through distance learning andtelecommunication systems The role of openness in the future of higher education

Offering new ideas on how to deploy emerging information andcommunication technologies, Advancing Campus Efficiencies will be a companion?both comfort and guide?foreducators undertaking the work of inspired leadership that will berequired to achieve the new design of higher education.

Author Notes

Sally M. Johnstone is vice president for academic affairs atWinona State University and former executive director of WCET, theCooperative advancing the effective use of technology in highereducation. In that capacity she worked with institutions, states,and provinces on planning and policies for the integration oftechnology into the academic structures of higher educationinstitutions and systems. She also leads workshops and gives abouta dozen invited addresses each year to higher educationorganizations throughout the world. Dr. Johnstone has authoreddozens of articles, book chapters, and major reports on open anddistributed learning; served on the governing boards of both highereducation associations and institutions; and currently serves onthe editorial boards of several academic journals. She was afaculty member and an academic administrator after earning herPh.D. in experimental psychology from the University of NorthCarolina-Chapel Hill.

WCET is a member ship organization of 275 member locatedin more than 45 U.S. states and 7 countries. WCET member areprimarily public colleges and universities but also concludeprivate institutions, government agencies, and corporations. TheWCET staff develops research projects that focus on integratingtechnology into the teaching and learning processes, consults withhigher education institutions, holds professional developmentconferences for practitioners, and generally supports WCET membersin the planning and implementation of e-learning. WCET was foundedin 1989 by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education(WICHE).

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1 The Journey BeginsSally M. Johnstone
Do For-Profit Institutions Have Competitive Advantage?Michael B. Goldstein
The Top Critical Issues for Higher a Education TodayDavid Longanecker
Leadership in a Technology-Rich EnvironmentJudith A. Ramaley
2 Cost Efficiencies: Tools for Meeting Today's ChallengesKatrina A. Meyer and Russell Poulin
Technology Costing Methodology Lessons LearnedMarianne Boeke and Dennis Jones
Insights Into Costs and Quality: A Study at Washington State UniversityTom Henderson and Gary Brown
3 Student Services, Rethought for ALL StudentsPatricia (Pat) Shea
One-Stop Service CenterDarlene Burnett
E-Services at the Program LevelMichael Tagawa
Online Student Success Center and Online Student CompanionAnita Crawley
Building a Statewide Student Advising SystemAndrea Latham and Connie Graunke
Accelerating Your E-Service Initiatives Through Partnerships With Service ProvidersRuss Adkins
4 How Can We Help the Faculty?Sally M. Johnstone
Virginia Tech's Math EmporiumAnne H. Moore
Open Learning Initiatives at Carnegie Mellon UniversityCandace Thille and Joel Smith
5 Accountability and Assuring QualitySally M. Johnstone
New Institutional Expectations Related to the Integration of TechnologySteven Crow
Making the Difficult Choice to Integrate New TechnologyGeorge Connick
Accountability for Technology Investments to PolicymakersPatricia Cuocco and Steve Daigle
6 Joining Others: Lessons for Consortial RelationshipsSally M. Johnstone
The Indiana Higher Education Telecommunications SystemSusan B. Scott
Connecticut Distance Learning ConsortiumEd Klonoski
The Great Plains IDEA StoryVirginia Moxley and Sue Maes
Reaching Outside Your Campus to Bring Solutions Inside: The Collaborative Proposition of MERLOT for Higher EducationGerard L. Hanley
7 Putting It All TogetherSally M. Johnstone
The Role of Openness in the Future of Higher EducationDavid Wiley
Effects of Mobile Devices on EducationEllen Wagner
2020: Envisioning the Future Academic EcosystemJohn Witherspoon