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ERIC Number: ED460692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-16
Pages: 11
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Confronting the Millennium: A Team Strategy for Changing College Culture.
Parsons, Michael H.
This paper addresses how community colleges should effect multidimensional, dynamic, and rapid change. It describes a three-stage paradigm of educational transition: (1) organizations cannot be changed by imposing an external model; (2) there is no objective reality outside an organization's culture; and (3) dynamic change is the result of engagement with internal and external stakeholders as well as events. In developing a team strategy for changing college culture in view of the coming millennium, four suggestions are made: (1) all participants must be committed to helping the college succeed; (2) all members of the college community must support total immersion in an ever-growing, ever-changing community; (3) college personnel must make a commitment to excellence in instruction, programs, and products; and (4) those in the college who control resources must contribute to the college's achievement and maintenance of currency with new technology. Included are descriptions of change-oriented experiences at Hagerstown Community College (Maryland) regarding classroom-based change, work-based change, and collaborative development. (Contains 14 references.) (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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