||How are businesses and universities different? How are they similar? -- American colleges and universities -- Inside the black box: schools, centers, degrees, and curricula -- How are colleges and universities influenced from outside? Regulation and accreditation -- Who are the faculty? -- Organization, affiliation, and influence inside the university -- What is academic research? -- Where does college and university funding come from? Where does it go? -- Recommendations for business and university collaboration.
||"This book is an introduction to universities for business people who are board members or who take leadership positions in higher education. Lack of understanding the core mission of colleges and universities limits the effectiveness of business people in higher education, and this book provides the information they need to be more successful. It covers topics such as the similarities and differences between businesses and universities, the variety among educational institutions, the role of government especially in higher education, the different types of faculty and how they got to be faculty, and how they are motivated and rewarded. ...[It] describes the nature of governance in academic organizations, and how it is shared among boards, administration and faculty, ... it also describes the types of research conducted by faculty, and how research performance is assessed, as well as how classroom education has changed since most board members attended college"-- Provided by publisher.