ERIC Number: ED113990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Management of Change in Higher Education.
Holm, Donald S.
NACUBO Professional File, v3 n2 p 1-7 June 1972
The conflict surrounding the administrator's attitude toward change arises from the paradoxical positions that change is inherently good and necessary to avoid stagnation and, at the same time, the individual resists it unless he perceives a gain from the change. The propositions are equally true and can be reconciled, or at least understood, and thus handled more effectively than, in the recent past, through an analysis of why administrators resist change. There is an examination of the fundamental factors from which resistance stems, including the basic needs and the sources of motivation, the role of perception, the role of communication, the role of participation, and the powerful influences of culture. Finally, there is a discussion of positive administrative attitudes toward change and some suggestions for achieving a moving equilibrium. (Author/JMF)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Change, Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Higher Education
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (60th, Chicago, Illinois, May 7-9, 1972)