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Like Nobody's Business: An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work

Like Nobody's Business: An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work Andrew C. Comrie
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Like Nobody’s Business is a remarkable piece of work. The book describe all aspects of the enormously complicated business of higher education in terms of the flow and utilization of resources—human but predominantly financial. In doing so, the author addresses all the issues that are perennially discussed and contested in the popular media, in both governmental and nongovernmental policy forums, and in academic studies. This book simply provides a wealth of information on topics large and small, but especially on the chief foci of policy and controversy in American higher education.
Roger Lewis Geiger, distinguished professor of education at Pennsylvania State University


How do university finances really work?

From flagship public research universities to small, private liberal arts colleges, there are few aspects of these institutions associated with more confusion, myths or lack of understanding than how they fund themselves and function in the business of higher education. Using simple, approachable explanations supported by clear illustrations, this book takes the reader on an engaging and enlightening tour of how the money flows. How does the university really pay for itself? Why do tuition and fees rise so fast? Why do universities lose money on research? Do most donations go to athletics?

Grounded in hard data, original analyses, and the practical experience of a seasoned administrator, this book provides refreshingly clear answers and comprehensive insights for anyone on or off campus who is interested in the business of the university: how it earns its money, how it spends it, and how it all works.




Like Nobody's Business: An Insider's Guide to How US University Finances Really Work
Andrew C. Comrie | February 2021
486 pp. | 217 colour illustrations | 7" x 10" (178 x 254 mm)
ISBN Paperback: 9781800641075
ISBN Hardback: 9781800641082
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800641099
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800641105
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800641112
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781800641129
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0240
BIC Subject Codes: JN (Education), JNK (Organization and management of education), 1KB (North America), K (Economics, finance, business and management); BISAC: EDU001030 (EDUCATION / Administration / Higher), EDU008000 (EDUCATION / Decision-Making & Problem Solving), EDU036000 (EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions), BUS032000 (BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Infrastructure), BUS051000 (BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Public Finance). OCLC Number: 1240278626.


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Contents

1. Introduction Download
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2. Institutional Revenues Download
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3. Institutional Expenditures Download
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4. Public Funding: Grant Aid, Loans and Appropriations Download
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5. Human Resources Download
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6. Academic Affairs Download
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7. Student Affairs Download
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8. Research Download
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9. Public Service, Cooperative Extension, and Community Engagement Download
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10. Facilities & Finance Download
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11. Health Sciences, Hospitals & Medical Schools Download
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12. Athletics Download
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13. Fundraising Download
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14. Outcomes & Futures Download
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Epilogue Download
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Acknowledgements

About the Author

Appendices

References

Figures

Box Figures

Tables

Boxes

Index

Andrew C. Comrie is a professor and former provost with over two decades of administrative experience at the University of Arizona. In addition to ongoing academic appointments in geography and interdisciplinary climate science, he has served in successive administrative positions as a Degree Program Director, Department Head, Associate Vice President for Research, Dean of the Graduate College, and as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. A graduate of the University of Cape Town and the Pennsylvania State University, he has served as a scientific journal editor and he is the author of over 100 professional publications.