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The University Reorganizes for Human Services.
Rathbone, Charles; Case, Charles W.
This paper discusses a reorganization plan for the University of Vermont. Faculty, students, and community groups were asked to define educational and related competencies in a futures perspective within a community context and to define new organizational patterns to achieve new missions and functions. Seven recommended changes are discussed, and competencies and knowledge areas are presented. Some implications for community development are discussed, and the need for a matrix organization that creates the opportunity for fluidity of personnel rather than rigid classifications is stressed. A model of one possible matrix approach is presented. The author concludes that the fundamental purpose of education is to create people with the kind of values which will be appropriate for the future; and to do this successfully, educators must have an image of what the world is going to be like, so that they can work to develop appropriate values for this world. (PD)
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