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How Universities Work

Styles of both public and private institutions of higher educationLombardi defines and describes all the bits and pieces that compose a university with remarkable economy from budgeting systems to tenure from the library to the athletic field Although focused on research It turns out that much of what we suspected is true A history professor teaching a lecture of 200 students is subsidizing the Physics professor with the big grant Grants cost money but they build reputation which is literally capital at universities Filled with excellent and hard won insights One of the things I like best about Lombardi is that he has been fired multiple times for his truth telling Those instances never deterred him

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Universities much of the discussion applies to other types of post secondary institutions Ideal for students this book will form a solid foundation for courses in higher education but it will also be a welcome addition to faculty and administrators’ personal libraries Very biased opinion of how universities work The book is very detailed and implies that research universities are the best universities Lombardi speakers from a Higher Education budget and funding perspective rather than a academic based perspective

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Witty and insightful How Universities Work is destined to be an essential handbook for anyone wanting to understand universities in the United States John V Lombardi gives readers an insider’s view of the academy describing the structure logic dynamics and operational Although fairly comprehensive this book was much drier than I expected given the author who was the President of my university when I was in attendance The author is an extremely charismatic speaker and I was expecting that to cross over to the book There are many interesting insights into the managementleadership of the university but what was missing were the anecdotes and personal stories that would have brought the items discussed in vividly Not bad as a textbook for a seminar class on university management but likewise not for the casual reader


6 thoughts on “How Universities Work

  1. says:

    Although fairly comprehensive this book was much drier than I expected given the author who was the President of my university when I was in attendance The author is an extremely charismatic speaker and I was expecting that to cross over to the book There are many interesting insights into the managementleadership of the university but what was missing were the anecdotes and personal stories that would have brought the items dis

  2. says:

    It turns out that much of what we suspected is true A history professor teaching a lecture of 200 students is subsidizing the Physics professor with the big grant Grants cost money but they build reputation which is literally capital at univ

  3. says:

    Very biased opinion of how universities work The book is very detailed and implies that research universities are the best universities Lombardi

  4. says:

    Was an easy straightforward and well organized read Offered a comprehensive overview of the world of higher education with a specified bias toward research universities Seemed to gloss over some important issues ie finances and athletics and brushed over the topic of staff

  5. says:

    An informative overview of the American university system that focuses on what were called R1 schools research universities I earned my undergraduate degree from one and just entered a Master's program at another Beginning graduate

  6. says:

    incisive analysis of some budgetary issues for university administrations but otherwise kind of an odd book Once over lightly on a wide range of issues mostly trailing off in inconclusive no doubt technology will continue to become a bigger i

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