Cornell University

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

273 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-4424

"Governance of Higher Education Institutions and Systems"

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

June 4 - 5, 2002

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Trustees and the External Governance of State Institutions
"Boards of Trustees in Higher Education: A Research Program" Benjamin Hermalin (UC - Berkeley)
"State Coordination and Governance of Higher Education" Don Heller (University of Michigan)
Internal Governance and Organizational Issues
"Academic Politics, University Governance and Political Oversight of State Universities" Susanne Lohmann (UCLA)
"Herding Cats in University Hierarchies: the Impact of Formal Structure on Decision-Making in American Research Universities" Thomas Hammond (Michigan State)
"Models of Centralized and Decentralized Budgeting within Universities" John D. Wilson (Michigan State)
Unions and Data on Governance
"Governance Structure in the American Academy and Their Impact: A Report from the 2001 Survey on Higher Education Governance" Gabriel Kaplan (Harvard University)
"Collective Bargaining in Higher Education" Ronald G. Ehrenberg et. al (Cornell University)
Challenges from Nonprofit and Nonlegal Legal Influences
"The Rise of Non-Legal Legal Influences Upon Higher Education" Michael Olivas (University of Houston)
"The Challenge of Convergence: Nonprofit and For-Profit Governance in Higher Education" Brian Pusser, Sarah E. Turner (University of Virginia)
Keynote Paper
"Presidents and Trustees" James Freedman, President Emeritus, Dartmouth College