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July 15, 1933

Economy in Higher Education. Part I: Principles. Part II: Administration.

JAMA. 1933;101(3):237. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740280057046

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In this volume the Carnegie Foundation and the United States Office of Education have joined forces to analyze the influence of the present economic situation on the agencies of higher education. Publication was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. The study consists of two parts, dealing, respectively, with principles and administration. Dr. David Spencer Hill of the foundation contributes part I; part II is the work of Dr. Fred J. Kelly, chief of the Division of Colleges and Professional Schools of the United States Office of Education. Under the caption "Urgent Issues" is presented a thoughtful discussion of the duties and responsibilities of administrative officers and boards of control. Economy and efficiency are defined and the major problem now confronting educational authorities is stated as "the necessity of effecting retrenchment with a minimum of educational loss." Elaborating this idea, Dr. Hill points out the dangers of hasty

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