ERIC Number: ED200113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Change.
Strategies for change in higher education are offered in an attempt to better cope with the changing environment facing higher education (i.e., diversity of students, declining enrollments, and retrenchment). Section I (Planned Change Theory and Research) examines strategies for change, the ivory tower image, and educational and organizational health at the strategies institutions. Section II (Case Histories of Planned Change) includes chapters on (1) stimulating innovation in a state university: University of South Carolina; (2) developing institutional supports for academic renewal: Hartwick College; (3) seeking a unique identity: "Quaker Academic College"; (4) other institutions, similar dynamics: a commuter private university, "Mountain College,""Black Cooperative University"; and (5) enhancing teaching-learning flexibility: "Messiah College." Section III (Innovation as Adaptive Development) discusses strategies for an implementation of adaptive development. Offered are the following processes and factors of planned change in colleges: research and development, linkage or direct contact between knowledge resources and local persons, needs assessment, open development and decision, and supported implementation. The postscript suggests several reference books for further study into innovative change such as Havelock's "Guide to Innovation in Education." A rather extensive bibliography is offered on each chapter. (LC)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Black Colleges, Change Strategies, Church Related Colleges, College Planning, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Long Range Planning, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Private Colleges, School Community Relationship, Small Colleges, State Universities
Pacific Soundings Press, Berkeley, CA.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Soundings Press, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: Hartwick College NY; University of South Carolina