chapter  I
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Introduction

This book presents the story of small schools in American higher education. Although its focus is on small liberal arts colleges, the general concepts in the various subject areas of organization, administration, and management of higher education are applicable to all institutions. This book is also about change and how colleges must adapt to the economic realities of managing complex organizations. In addition to administrators, boards, faculty, historians, and scholars of higher education will also find the book useful in understanding the challenges and opportunities facing small schools.