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Description - Transforming a College by George Keller

Forty years ago, North Carolina's Elon College was struggling to attract students and remain solvent. Today Elon enrolls students from 46 states and 40 foreign countries. Since 1988, it has erected a new library, student center, football stadium, fitness center, and science facilities on its 500-acre campus. The number of applications has risen 40 percent since 1995, and SAT scores of incoming students have improved by 98 points. Elon has emerged as one of America's most desirable colleges. How did this transformation happen? What can other colleges and universities learn from Elon's remarkable turnaround? Taking a new approach to the study of higher education, George Keller examines the decisions made by Elon's administration, trustees, and faculty to transform a school with a limited endowment into a top regional university. Using Elon as a case study, Keller sheds light on the high-stakes competition among America's colleges and universities - where losers face contraction or closure and winners gain money, talented students, and top faculty.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801879890
ISBN-10: 0801879892
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 120mm x 16mm)
Pages: 136
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - George Keller

George Keller is an education consultant and one of America's leading scholars of higher education. The former chair of the graduate program in higher education studies at the University of Pennsylvania, he is the author of Academic Strategy: The Management Revolution in American Higher Education, also available from Johns Hopkins.

Books By George Keller

Transforming a College by George Keller
Paperback, February 2014
Higher Education and the New Society by George Keller
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Academic Strategy by George Keller
Paperback, March 1983