Driving Change Through Diversity and Globalization: Transformative Leadership in the Academy

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Stylus Pub., 2008 - Education - 198 pages
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"This book argues that success in meeting challenges will be achieved to the degree that institutions embed the twin values of diversity and globalism at the heart of their activities. James Anderson demonstrates how focusing on these two values - that each institution needs to define collectively for itself to gain commitment and active engagement at every level - will drive the transformation essential to meeting tomorrow's demands." "By setting out the challenges and considerations that must be addressed by administrative leaders, by faculty, by trustees, and by others who shape the vision and direction of the institution, the author offers a framework to place the diversity discussion in a learning-centered context. While charging institutional leaders with the responsibility for organizational change, he stresses the critical role of chief academic officers and faculty in changing the teaching and learning paradigm, transforming the curriculum, and empowering the voices of diverse students. He callsfor strategically linking diversity and globalism to teaching and learning outcomes." "This book significantly advances discussion of the mission of higher education in today's multicultural environment and global economy. It offers a strategic vision ofsuccess and practical ideas for creating transformative change, as well as a roadmap to implementing inclusive pedagogical practices and curricula."--BOOK JACKET.

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Anderson endorses mediocrity and discrimination. Just another liberal feel good hit piece thinly disguised as higher education.

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About the author (2008)

James A. Anderson is the Vice President for Student Success and the Vice Provost for Institutional Assessment and Diversity at the University at Albany. He is also Professor of Psychology.

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