ERIC Number: ED146878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Monday Morning Imagination. Report from the Boyer Workshop on State University Systems.
Kaplan, Martin, Ed.
Even in higher education there is a disjunction between the realities of Monday morning--with its budget crunches, operational constraints, and internecine squabbles--and the world of the imagination. However, the separation of the two realms is neither necessary nor helpful. The focus of this point of view is on the problems and potentials of multi-campus public higher education systems in the United States, where more than ten percent of college students are enrolled. What happens when chancellors, whose world is quintessentially one of Monday mornings, are invited to be speculative, imaginative, and creative? During the summer of 1975, top administrators from a number of large state university systems met for two weeks with leaders in a wide spectrum of societal sectors. These individuals were asked to turn certain assumptions on their head: that large university systems stifle diversity, diminish institutional autonomy, encourage bureaucratic rigidity, and suppress change. Discussion proceeded from the positive premise that multi-campus universities can be the makers and movers of educational change. Contributors of the resulting essays are: Ernest L. Boyer, Craig K. Comstock, C. Peter McGrath, Donald K. Smith, Robert B. Mautz, Durward Long, Adam Yarmolinsky, Loren Baritz, Elizabeth McCormack, David Halliburton, Ernest A. Lynton, James Hoge, Nancy Tapper, and R.E. Lieuallen. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrators, Change Agents, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Imagination, Leadership, Multicampus Colleges, Presidents, School Size, State Universities, Workshops
Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies Publications Office, 360 Bryant St., Palo Alto, CA 94301 ($3.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, Palo Alto, CA.