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Starting under President Edward Jennings and continuing under Gordon Gee, The Ohio State University began a long-term drive to match the school’s ranking in football with a commensurate reputation for academic excellence. Initiatives to admit better-prepared students, attract and retain world-class faculty, and build highly rated programs were promising, but the university needed a broad strategy to coordinate these and other initiatives into a focused approach. Enter President William “Brit” Kirwan, who understood this need perfectly and whose major legacy became widely known as the Academic Plan. This document became and remains the centerpiece of Ohio State’s agenda, with budget and other priorities emanating from its six strategies and 14 initiatives. Continuing the Ohio State tradition of chronicling the university’s history through the work of its past presidents, The Kirwan Years recounts the Academic Plan’s creation, acceptance, and initial implementation, along with many major university accomplishments from mid-1998 through mid-2002. It also details the university’s ongoing, uphill struggle to maximize state financial support and its success in private and other fundraising. It provides a compelling look at the complexity permeating today’s research universities. And yes, it describes the firing of football coach John Cooper and the hiring of Jim Tressel.

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  1. Cover
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page, Dedication, Frontispiece
  2. pp. iii-vi
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Part 1. Good to Great
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  1. 1. Context and Continuity
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  1. Part 2. Changing of the Guard
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  1. 2. The Brits are Coming
  2. pp. 9-22
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  1. 3. Getting Started
  2. pp. 23-32
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  1. Part 3. The Academic Plan
  2. pp. 33-34
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  1. 4. A Plan is Born
  2. pp. 35-43
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  1. 5. Building a World-Class Faculty
  2. pp. 44-52
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  1. 6. Developing Leading Academic Programs
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. 7. Developing Leading Medical Programs
  2. pp. 67-78
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  1. 8. Enhancing the Teaching and Learning Environment
  2. pp. 79-89
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  1. 9. Serving the Student Body
  2. pp. 90-110
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  1. 10. Creating a Diverse Environment
  2. pp. 111-121
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  1. 11. Helping Build Ohio's Future
  2. pp. 122-138
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  1. Part 4. Managing the University
  2. pp. 139-140
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  1. 12. Paying for It All
  2. pp. 141-154
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  1. 13. Strength in Numbers
  2. pp. 155-173
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  1. 14. Crises Come and Go
  2. pp. 174-187
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  1. 15. Hooray for the Scarlet and Gray
  2. pp. 188-204
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  1. Part 5. Changing of the Guard: The Sequel
  2. pp. 205-206
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  1. 16. Time to Change Partners Again
  2. pp. 207-220
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 221-231
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 232
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  1. Academic Plan
  2. pp. 233-254
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814272589
Related ISBN
9780814210277
MARC Record
OCLC
1229912890
Pages
265
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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