From Outsources to Alliances: Strategies for Sharing Leadership and Exploiting Resources at Metropolitan Universities

  • Kenneth L. Ender Cleveland State University
  • Genger Fahleson
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Finances, Budget Cuts, Outsourcing, Privitization, Partnerships


The challenge to finance metropolitan universities in a time of state budget cutbacks and decreasing private support calls for bold and creative initiatives by higher education administrators. By looking at the familiar practices of outsourcing and privatizing within the context of ''partnering" a new model for financing higher education begins to emerge. Another emerging trend is the building of institutional alliances to take advantage of the economies of scale.