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"Dickeson has no illusions about the difficulty of achieving 'strategic balance,' but his single-minded focus on identifying and eliminating those programs that require resources that could be used by higher priority programs can provide clarity to those about to undertake an institutional review, and his insistence that an institution can make informed and defensible judgments about programs will reassure those who are in the process of institutional review." (Continuing Higher Education Review)
"This book is a 'must read' for higher education leaders or those who aspire to become higher education leaders. Only Bob Dickeson, with his many years of higher education experience, could have incorporated so much information in such a concise and informative manner." (James E. Walker, president, Middle Tennessee State University)
"This is a succinct and understandable guide to the very complex issues surrounding restructuring and prioritization. Every board member, president, and provost will find it essential to their own work." (Jessica S. Kozloff, president, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)
"Dickeson reverses the death of common sense. He challenges the prevailing assumption that all academic programs are of equal value and then demonstrates how to base resource allocation decisions on the merits of each." (Gary H. Quehl, president, Quehl Associates) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
ROBERT C. DICKESON is senior vice president for Corporate Advancement of USA Group, Inc. He heads the USA Group Foundation-a philanthropic organization dedicated to improving higher education. He is president emeritus of the University of Northern Colorado. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.