The William G. Bowen Memorial Series in Higher Education
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Princeton University Press
Table Of Contents
CHAPTER ONE: Preamble and Context 1 CHAPTER TWO: Governing 7 The Trustees and the Resident Campus Community 8 Consultation and Decision-making on Campus 16 The ROTC Debate as an Illustrative Case of Shared Governance 21 CHAPTER THREE: Administering 24 Building an Effective Administrative Team 24 Structuring Interactions 30 Compensation--for Administrators and for the President 32 CHAPTER FOUR: The University in Society: At a Slight Angle to the Universe 35 Basic Principles 35 The Proposed Boycott of J. P. Stevens 42 Divestment and South Africa 44 Freedom to Speak--and to Hear 46 Handling Dissent and Invoking Discipline 53 CHAPTER FIVE: Setting Academic Priorities: Annual Budgeting 59 Process 59 Principles 61 CHAPTER SIX: Setting Academic Priorities: Strategic Decisions 66 Coeducation 67 Investing in the Life Sciences 73 Graduate Education and Professional Schools 76 Strategic Decision-making in General 81 CHAPTER SEVEN: Building the Faculty 84 Recruiting and Retaining Faculty 84 Reviewing Tenure Recommendations and Salary Proposals 91 Faculty Diversity 95 CHAPTER EIGHT: Undergraduates: Admissions, Financial Aid, and Inclusiveness 98 Diversity and Financial Aid 99 Affi rmative Action and Race 101 Socioeconomic Status 106 Athletic Recruitment 109 Religious Divides: Jewish Students 112 Residential Life 115 CHAPTER NINE: Fund-Raising and Alumni Relations 119 Knowing Your Needs--and Your Donors 120 The Robertson Foundation Saga 124 Alumni Relations in General 127 Contending with Hostile Groups 129 CHAPTER TEN: Life in a President's Offi ce--and When to Leave 133 Partners, Colleagues, and Friends 133 Deciding What Not to Do as Well as What to Do 136 On Leaving 140 CHAPTER ELEVEN: Epilogue: Why Colleges and Universities Matter So Much 144 Acknowledgments 149 References 155 Index 161
William G. Bowen is president emeritus of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Princeton University. His many books include the acclaimed bestseller The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions and Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities (both Princeton).