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ERIC Number: ED161336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Analyzing a Force for Change: Discrepancy Between Aspiration and Achievement of Institutional Goals. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Martorana, S. V.; Kuhns, Eileen
The discrepancy between aspiration and achievement of institutional goals is analyzed as an important variable in monitoring an innovation through its life cycle from exploration to institutionalization. Although important, this discrepancy, or hiatus, is not sufficient to support an innovation without the concurrent presence of high aspiration toward the same goal. The use of magnitude estimation scaling is explored as a step toward determining the goal hiatus force of a particular goal, this force being one of the three classifications of influence earlier developed by Martorana and Kuhns as part of their interactive forces theory. The current status of some of the innovations described in "Managing Academic Change" is noted, as well as ongoing and future research directed toward the hypotheses emerging from the use of certain institutional goals as a focal point for promising change. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the annual Association of Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)