Transforming a College: The Story of a Little-Known College's Strategic Climb to National Distinction

Transforming a College: The Story of a Little-Known College's Strategic Climb to National Distinction

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Overview

Ten years after the publication of Transforming a College, Elon University continues to thrive as a school that reinvented itself and its community around the idea of inspiring and guiding students. George Keller’s now-classic account has been used as an inspiration and playbook for many other institutions.

Available for the first time in paperback, this edition coincides with Elon’s 125th anniversary. A new foreword and afterword from Elon president Leo M. Lambert tell the rest of the story of the university’s ambitious agenda to position Elon as a top-ranked liberal arts university and a national leader in engaged teaching and learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781421414478
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Edition description: updated edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Foreword Leo M. Lambert xi

Preface xv

1 Up from the Ashes 1

2 New Leader, New Initiatives 29

3 Student Life and Pleasures 41

4 Elevating the Academics 57

5 Financing the Rise 76

6 The Fruits and Ironies of Success 88

7 Analysis of an Ascent 98

Afterword Leo M. Lambert 109

Acknowledgments 137

Index 139

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