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Bowen, Howard Rothmann 1908-

Works: 118 works in 384 publications in 4 languages and 8,825 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB2342, 378.73
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Most widely held works by Howard Rothmann Bowen
Investment in learning : the individual and social value of American higher education by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explores the many ways in which college and university education influences the lives of individuals and society. While the book recognizes the economic benefits of a college education, it also surveys and lends support to the evidence of the noneconomic benefits of higher education, both for the individual and for the nation. The 15 chapters of the book are grouped into 4 parts: (1) setting the stage, (2) consequences for individuals, (3) consequences for individuals, and (4) a conclusion. Individual chapters cover the following topics: efficiency and accountability in higher education; goals and intended outcomes; cognitive learning; emotional and moral development; practical competence for citizenship and economic productivity; competence for family life, consumer behavior, leisure and health; the "whole person"; similarities and differences among institutions; societal outcomes and the ethos of higher education; societal outcomes from research and public service; progress toward human equity; economic returns on investment in higher education (prepared by Gordon K. Douglas); views of social critics (prepared by Peter Clecak); outcomes of higher education and worth to individuals; and the current debate on the future of American higher education. (Contains 650 references and a name index.) (Ch)
Social responsibilities of the businessman by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) expresses a fundamental morality in the way a company behaves toward society. It follows ethical behavior toward stakeholders and recognizes the spirit of the legal and regulatory environment. The idea of CSR gained momentum in the late 1950s and 1960s with the expansion of large conglomerate corporations and became a popular subject in the 1980s with R. Edward Freeman's Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach and the many key works of Archie B. Carroll, Peter F. Drucker, and others. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008-2010, CSR ha
Efficiency in liberal education; a study of comparative instructional costs for different ways of organizing teaching-learning in a liberal arts college by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's colleges, with limited resources and heavy commitments to new and continuing programs, are searching for ways to slow down rapidly accelerating costs without sacrificing quality. A promising possibility suggested by this study is that colleges improve operating efficiency by changing their modes of instruction. (Mjm)
The costs of higher education : how much do colleges and universities spend per student and how much should they spend? by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of what American colleges and universities should spend to educate their students is addressed. Both societal and institutional factors that determine the costs of colleges' educating their students and longitudinal changes in the unit cost of higher education are examined. The following issues are considered: long-term trends in unit cost, faculty and staff compensation as a major element of cost, costs that have been socially imposed as the nation has tried to protect and enhance social welfare, and undermaintenance of assets. In addition to examining the higher education system as a whole, a sample of institutions are also assessed. Cost differences among institutions, institutional affluence and patterns of resource allocation, effect of institutional affluence on educational outcomes, and economies and diseconomies of scale are analyzed. Implications of the study of national trends and of the study of individual institutions are discussed. Appended materials concern: sources and methods for allocating total expenditures, historical trends in the costs of higher education institutions, and sources and methods of analysis for data on institutional costs. References are included. (SW)
American professors : a national resource imperiled by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

17 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of upheavals in U.S. higher education on the professoriate was examined, focusing on such factors as declines in enrollment and governmental support, and shifts in enrollment among fields of study. Characteristics of faculty were identified, including their tasks and capabilities, personal background, attitudes and values, emergent subgroups within the faculty, and their effectiveness in terms of the quantity and quality of their work. Based on more than 500 interviews nationally, trends in the rewards and working conditions of the profession were also considered, including workload, time use, compensation, and work environment. In considering the academic labor market, attention was directed to faculty supply and demand, faculty attrition, the changing market for Ph. D.s, and the flow to academe of persons at various stages in their careers, including the exceptionally talented. The possibility that there may be many faculty positions filled with persons inadequately qualified was addressed, along with suggestions for recruiting and retaining competent faculty and the roles of government, colleges, and faculty. Appendices cover the methodology for campus visits, data for surveying leading graduate departments, estimates of faculty attrition, estimates of faculty numbers for 1980-2010, and a bibliography. (Sw)
The state of the nation and the agenda for higher education by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent shift away from traditional liberal education to vocational training is examined, along with the effects this trend may have on the United States. After a preliminary review in Chapter 1, "American Higher Education: Recent History and Present Condition," Chapter 2, "How Well-Educated Are the American People?" Examines past trends in educational attainment, future trends in educational attainment, educational content, findings from studies of competence, knowledge, and values, and a periodic survey of educational attainments. Chapter 3, "Progress of the Nation," discusses the population, the economy, social conditions, communications, and quality of life. In Chapter 4, "Problems Facing the Nation," economic, social, political and educational problems, the informed and responsible citizen, and the plight of the youth are discussed. Chapter 5, "Education in Democracy," discussed equilibrium, economic problems, political problems, values, and the role of education. Sources of influence, liberal learning, and higher education's role in social change are examined in Chapter 6, "Higher Education and Social Change." Chapter 7, "Toward a Nation of Educated People," discusses the baccalaureate degree, the course of study, characteristics of a well-educated person, educability, and what a nation of well-educated people would be like. Chapter 8, "Agenda for Higher Education," discusses the notion of a nation of educated people, education for values, American youth, international reconciliation, and offers concluding remarks. It is concluded the responsibilities of highest priority for higher education are: (1) to strengthen and extend higher education so that America might become a nation of educated people; (2) to elevate the values of the American people; (3) to redeem the lives of the millions of disadvantaged youth in America; and (4) to lay the groundwork for international reconciliation. Appendices include: indicators of economic and social progress in the United States, 1950-1980, and data on the educational attainments of the American people. (Lc)
Automation and economic progress by United States( Book )

17 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background papers and summary of the Report of the U.S. National Commission on Technology, Automation and Economic Progress, established in January, 1965
Toward social economy by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evaluating institutions for accountability by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The business enterprise as a subject for research by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finance of higher education by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1974 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A system of financing college students is needed to meet expenses that are more than parents can afford and students can earn. The gap can only be met by grants, loans, or a combination of both, such as a national system of minimal educational grants supplemented by long-term loans. Individual grants, financed by the federal government and administered by the universities, would be calculated by subtracting estimated parent contributions and student earnings from individual budgets. They would provide a financial base for any low-income student who is enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. This system should be supplemented by a national system of student loans, available to persons of all income classes and offering several repayment arrangements. The loans could be administered by private financial institutions or by universities. The combined grant-loan system would relieve colleges of the need to provide student aid, while providing funds to pay tuitions. Universities also need financial support for educational research, service operations and capital investments. Unrestricted support could be distributed through a formula that includes the federal government as a partner in meeting cost increases. This formula would lighten university financial loads through federal support, yet permit fund raising from other sources. (Wm)
Adult learning, higher education, and the economics of unused capacity by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English grants-in-aid; a study in the finance of local government by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

6 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who benefits from higher education--and who should pay? by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document is concerned with the issue of who benefits from higher education and who should pay for it. Those who believe that society is the main beneficiary of higher education feel that state and federal budgets should bear the majority of educational costs; however, those who believe that the benefits of higher education are minimal in relation to social improvement believe that the students and their families should bear their own educational costs. The present mode of support to higher education incorporates a mixed system comprising for institutions a combination of tuitions, public appropriations, and private philanthropy; and for students a combination of loans, grants, work, family contributions, and foregone income. It is felt that this mixture of financial sources is, in the end, the most feasible, for it enhances institutional diversity and academic freedom by reducing the chances of monopoly and complete control by any one source. (Hs)
Academic compensation : are faculty and staff in American higher education adequately paid? by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salaries, wages, and fringe benefits of faculty, administrators, and general service workers who are employed in higher education are examined from a public interest point of view. The report is divided into three major parts. Chapter II presents an overview of the whole report including a summary of findings, conclusions, and recommendations. The history of faculty salaries and compensation over the period from 1903-4 to 1976-77 is reviewed in Chapter III. Chapter IV compares the salaries or compensation paid by colleges and universities with those paid in a wide range of occupations and industries. The appendices contain: notes on estimates of faculty salaries and compensation, 1903-4 to 1976-77; trends in salaries and compensation of workers in various occupations and industries, 1904 to 1975; and comparative salaries and compensation of workers in various occupations and industries, 1976-77. (SPG)
Private higher education by American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities( )

in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Effective use of resources: Financial( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freedom and control in a democratic society by Arden House Conference on Freedom and Control in a Democratic Society( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private higher education : second annual report on financial and educational trends in the private sector of American higher education by Howard Rothmann Bowen( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of the study series is to monitor the progress of private colleges and universities regularly and to provide reliable and timely information for the use of government officials, educators, donors, students, faculty, and other persons or groups interested in private higher education. It is based on information gathered from a stratified sample 100 accredited four-year institutions representative of 866 colleges and universities. Research universities and autonomous professional schools are not represented. Data and analyses are given for: enrollment and admissions; faculty and other staff; educational program content and quality; operating revenues and expenditures; assets, liabilities, and net worth; and analysis of the condition of individual institutions. Notes on the study methodology are appended. (Mse)
Preserving America's investment in human capital : a study of public higher education, 1980 by W. John Minter( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial and educational trends in accredited public institutions of higher education were studied for the period 1976-79 with some data for earlier years and for 1979-80. The study was based on a stratified sample of 135 institutions of which 95 participated. The sample represented all parts of the public sector except autonomous professional schools. Primary sources of information were the enrollment, salaries, and finance sections of the Higher Education General Information Survey; other salary information; and an audited financial statement, a voluntary support survey, and a questionnaire filled out by college officials and faculty and student representatives. In an analysis of the condition of the public sector, attention is directed to consolidated trends for all institutions, comparative trends for different types of institutions, and estimates of the overall condition of each participating institution. Broad areas of analysis are as follows: enrollment and admissions, faculty and other staff, content and quality of educational program, operating revenues and expenditures, undergraduate student financial aid, and liabilities and net revenues. It is concluded that although times are difficult, public institutions have been able to operate so that educational programs have not been harmed seriously and retrenchment has not been severe. It is suggested that this basic stability has been achieved at the expense of physical, financial, and human capital and through changes in budgetry priorities, and that if trends of the last decade continue indefinitely, a time will come when educational performance will deteriorate. (SW)
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