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ERIC Number: ED214594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Organization Development: Change Strategies. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 37.
Hammons, James, Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n37 Mar 1982
The essays in this collection focus on various aspects of organization development (OD) and its application in educational institutions. First, Jim Hammons provides an overview of OD and its value to the community college. Then, Richard Woodman and William Muse describe techniques and methodologies that have been successful in improving work group or organizational effectiveness and examine private sector experiences with OD as they relate to the community college. Glenn Varney then reviews the history of OD and identifies professional issues. Next, David Kest describes a project of the Higher Education Management Institute (HEMI) which designed a management development and training program for colleges and universities. Characteristics of a successful OD intervention are considered by George Baker, who details the results of a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development project, which sought to improve teaching and learning in the community college through an OD approach. The advantages and limitations of survey feedback, a widely used OD strategy, are explored by Gordon Watts, who outlines the survey feedback process and provides an annotated list of available instruments. Byron McClenney stresses the role of the college president in a successful OD program. Finally, an annotated bibliography of ERIC documents and journal articles about OD is provided. (KL)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, College Administration, Community Colleges, Faculty Development, Feedback, Industry, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Organizational Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Staff Development, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($7.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.