Crisis In Higher Education: A Plan To Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges In America by Jeffrey R. DockingCrisis In Higher Education: A Plan To Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges In America by Jeffrey R. Docking

Crisis In Higher Education: A Plan To Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges In America

byJeffrey R. Docking, Carman C. Curton

Paperback | February 1, 2015

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In 2005 Adrian College was home to 840 enrolled students and had a tuition income of $8.54 million. By fall of 2011, enrollment had soared to 1,688, and tuition income had increased to $20.45 million. For the first time in years, the small liberal arts college was financially viable. Adrian College experienced this remarkable growth during the worst American economy in seventy years and in a state ravaged by the decline of the big three auto companies. How, exactly, did this turnaround happen? Crisis in Higher Education: A Plan to Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges in America was written to facilitate replication and generalization of Adrian College's tremendous enrollment growth and retention success since 2005. This book directly addresses the economic competitiveness of small four-year institutions of higher education and presents an evidence-based solution to the enrollment and economic crises faced by many small liberal arts colleges throughout the country.
Jeffrey R. Docking is President of Adrian College. Docking holds a PhD in Ethics from Boston University and has done considerable work in Martin Luther King Jr. studies and racism.  Carman C. Curton earned a PhD from the University of Denver and specializes in microfiction as well as in representations of culture in contemporary Americ...
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Title:Crisis In Higher Education: A Plan To Save Small Liberal Arts Colleges In AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.4 inPublished:February 1, 2015Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

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Assessment, University of Illinois Crisis in Higher Education should be required reading for anyone concerned about the changing landscape of higher education. A recognized leader, Docking identifies the current threats to small liberal arts colleges with a penetrating analysis of common financial and administrative pitfalls. In the process, Docking effectively applies his vast experience and keen insight to fashion a creative plan for admissions growth, student success, and faculty retention. While other titles in the genre identify the crisis facing small colleges in America, no other book offers a more practical step-by-step plan to preserve these treasured institutions and vouchsafe their future. —Ken Starr, President and Chancellor of Baylor University