Student Affairs Budgeting And Financial Management In The Midst Of Fiscal Crisis

Author: Lori E. Varlotta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118183703
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This volume is designed to help senior student affairs officers navigate through uncertain economic times. After a broad review of budget models and the leadership potential of the senior officer, we look at the role of student affairs officers in difficult budgeting decisions from several perspectives--from small, private colleges to the experiences of twelve senior student affairs officers at public universities. One chapter describes general revenue-generating and cost-saving strategies that student affairs divisions may consider during cutbacks; another focuses on key aspects of developing a comprehensive communication strategy: a third presents a case study of a single institution through the eyes of the vice president for student affairs. This volume ends with a summary survey of the authors' observations, conclusions, and advice. This is the 129th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Student Services. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

Working Through The Crisis

Author: Arup Banerji
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 082138967X
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Working through the Crisis documents how the Great Recession affected employment outcomes in developingcountries and how those countries' governments responded. The chapters comprise a unique compilation ofdata and analysis from different sources, including an inventory of policies implemented during the crisis,among countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.The effects of the crisis depended on the size of the shock, the channels through which it was manifested,the structure of institutions in the country—especially labor institutions—and the specific policy responsesundertaken. Although these factors resulted in differing outcomes among the countries studied, commonpatterns emerge. In terms of impacts, overall adjustments involved reductions in earnings growth rather than inemployment growth, although the quality of employment was also affected. Youth were doubly affected, beingmore likely to experience unemployment and reduced wages. Men seemed to have been more severelyaffected than women. In most countries where data are available, there were no major differences betweenskilled and unskilled workers or between those living in urban and rural areas.In terms of policy responses, this crisis was characterized by a high prevalence of active interventions in the labormarket and the expansion of income protection systems, as well as countercyclical stimulus measures. Whentimed well and sufficiently large, these stimulus measures were effective in reducing adverse employmenteffects.Specific sectoral stimulus policies also had beneficial effects when they were well targeted. However, socialprotection and labor market policy responses were often ad hoc, and not in line with the types of adjustmentsworkers experienced. As a result, these policies and programs were typically biased toward formal sector workersand did not necessarily reach those who needed them the most. In retrospect, there is a sense that developingcountries were not well prepared to deal with the effects of the Great Recession, and that the further developmentof social protection systems is crucial to better protect workers and their families from the next crisis.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Inequality Inclusive Growth And Fiscal Policy In Asia

Author: Donghyun Park
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317530942
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Developing Asia’s sustained rapid growth has improved general living standards and lifted hundreds of millions of Asians out of poverty within a generation. Yet the region now finds itself confronting rising inequality. Countries where inequality has worsened over the past 2 decades collectively account for over 80% of Asia’s population. As a result, governments across the region have begun to accord a higher priority to promoting more inclusive growth. The international experience, especially the experience of the advanced economies, suggests that fiscal policy can make a potent contribution to reducing inequality. This book systematically explores the relationship between both sides of fiscal policy—public spending as well as taxes and other fiscal revenues—and inequality in Asia at great depths. On the basis of the analysis, the book sets forth a number of concrete options for rendering fiscal policy a more effective tool for more inclusive growth that benefits all Asians. Inequality, Inclusive Growth, and Fiscal Policy in Asia is written in response to an issue of growing demand in most Asian countries, and it comes at a time when Asian governments are also beginning to use fiscal policy to bridge the glaring disparities between the rich and the poor of the region. As such, the book will be a highly valuable reference for researchers, policy makers, and students as well.

The Chief Student Affairs Officer

Author: Arthur Sandeen
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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This book provides valuable insights into the purpose, goals, and functions of this complex and highly visible post. It reveals how chief student affairs officers can work together with top-level administrators to better serve students, enhance quality of educational and cocurricular programs, and increase cooperation in the resolution of campus and community problems.

Building Synergy For High Impact Educational Initiatives

Author: Janine Graziano
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1942072139
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Published in partnership with the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education First-year seminars and learning communities are two of the most commonly offered high-impact practices on U.S. campuses. The goals of these initiatives are similar: helping students make connections to faculty and other students, improving academic performance, and increasing persistence and graduation. As such, it is not surprising that many institutions choose to embed first-year seminars in learning communities. This volume explores the merger of these two high-impact practices. In particular, it offers insight into how institutions connect them and the impact of those combined structures on student learning and success. In addition to chapters highlighting strategies for designing, teaching in, and assessing combined programs, case studies offer practical insights into the structures of these programs in a variety of campus settings.

A Triumph Of Failed Ideas European Models Of Capitalism In The Crisis

Author: Steffen Lehndorff
Publisher: ETUI
ISBN: 2874522465
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The current crisis in Europe is being labelled, in mainstream media and politics, as a ‘public debt crisis’. The present book draws a markedly different picture. What is happening now is rooted, in a variety of different ways, in the destabilisation of national models of capitalism due to the predominance of neoliberalism since the demise of the post-war ‘golden age’. Ten country analyses provide insights into national ways of coping – or failing to cope – with the ongoing crisis. They reveal the extent to which the respective socio-economic development models are unsustainable, either for the country in question, or for other countries. The bottom-line of the book is twofold. First, there will be no European reform agenda at all unless each country does its own homework. Second, and equally urgent, is a new European reform agenda without which alternative approaches in individual countries will inevitably be suffocated. This message, delivered by the country chapters, is underscored by more general chapters on the prospects of trade union policy in Europe and on current austerity policies and how they interact with the new approaches to economic governance at the EU level. These insights are aimed at providing a better understanding across borders at a time when European rhetoric is being used as a smokescreen for national egoism.

Systems Education For A Sustainable Planet

Author: Ockie Bosch
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038427896
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet" that was published in Systems

Harvesting Feminist Knowledge For Public Policy

Author: Devaki Jain
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 8132107411
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Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on the flaws in the current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability. The contributors argue that the very approach being taken to understand and measure progress, and plan for and evaluate development, needs rethinking in ways that draw on the experiences and knowledge of women. All the essays, in diverse ways, offer proposals for alternative ideas to address the limitations and contradictions of currently dominant theories and practices in development, and move towards the creation of a socially just and egalitarian world.

Glee And New Directions For Social Change

Author: Brian C. Johnson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462099057
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In the fall of 2009, the Fox network took a bold step in their primetime television lineup. Borrowing from the success of reality music performance shows like its own American Idol, the network introduced us to the students at McKinley High School, a fictional high school in Lima, OH, and home to the glee club known as the New Directions. The group is made up of freaks and geeks who feel the wrath of being “different.” The cool kids are hell bent on making life difficult for the students in glee club. Yet, because of the determination of Mr. Will Schuester, the club’s advisor, along with a few great songs, Glee has brought a new tone of inclusion to modern television and direct parallels can be seen between the experiences of the show choir members and what is happening in contemporary society. Glee has shown the importance of examining the intersections of pop culture and social issues; this text will encourage thinking on how effective the show has been beyond the screen. Essays provide critical analyses of the show, its characters, and its overall usefulness as a commentary on social issues. The show’s content often deals with subject matter that would lend easily to critique around such social issues as sexuality, bullying, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, and family relationships. This text invites readers to examine the intersections between media, society, and the individual.