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ERIC Number: ED420345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Organizational Change in the Community College: A Ripple or a Sea Change? New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 102.
Levin, John Stewart, Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n102 Sum 1998
This journal focuses on organizational change within the community college and its reflection of social movement and institutional identity. The first article, "Organizational Change and the Community College," by John Stewart Levin, demonstrates how change determines the character of the institution. "In Search of Vision and Values: The Minnesota Higher Education Merger," by Steven Wallace, explores the historical content and possible implications of the 1990's Minnesota Higher Education merger. "Shared Governance in California," by Kenneth B. White, questions the outcomes of California community colleges' shared governance. "An Organizational Response to Welcoming Students of Color," by Berta Vigil Laden, offers an organizational model for inviting Latino students into community colleges. "Making Sense of Organizational Change," by John Stewart Levin, provides explanations of generated change. "Managing Change: A Case Study in Evolving Strategic Management," by Linda Thor, Carol Scarafiotti, and Laura Helminski, presents an institution that alters practices to meet learner needs. "The Urban Community College in the Midst of Change," by J. Marie Pepicello and Marsha Hopkins, analyzes approaches to facilitating adaptive, interactive administrative behavior. "A Feminist Critique of Organizational Change in the Community College," by Barbara Townsend and Susan Twombly, addresses current literature through a feminist perspective. "The Postmodern Challenge: Changing Our Community Colleges," by William Bergquist, compares community colleges with postmodern organizations and makes suggestions for improvement. The final article, "Sources and Information on Organizational Change in the Community College," by Elizabeth Foote, provides an overview of ERIC literature, which includes models of organizational transformation, case studies, and strategies for change. (YKH)
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Administrative Policy, Annotated Bibliographies, College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Feminist Criticism, Governance, Models, Organizational Change, Organizational Theories, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.