Understanding and Facilitating Organizational Change in the 21st Century: Recent Research and Conceptualizations: ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 28, Number 4

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 6, 2011 - Education - 120 pages
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There is a widespread discontent with the quality of education and levels of college student achievement, particularly for undergraduates preparing for the professions. This report examines the educational challenges in preparing professionals, reviews the specific types of curriculum innovations that faculty and administrators have created or significantly revised to strengthen college graduates' abilities, and focuses on the societal changes and expectations produced by the acceleration in technology.
 

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Contents

Focus of the Monograph
4
Providing a Common Language for Understanding
11
Timing of Change
17
Understanding the Nature of Higher Education
59
Unique Organizational Cultures of the Academy
65
Organized Anarchical Decision Making
71
Examination
79
Teleological
86
Cultural
105
Summary
111
Focus on Adaptability
117
Know That Strategies for Change Vary by Change Initiative
122
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Name Index
149
AdaptiveGenerative 20
153

Life Cycle
92
Social Cognition
99

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