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ERIC Number: ED523614
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 234
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-9775-7
Space and Power in the Ivory Tower: Decision Making in Public Higher Education
Blanchette, Sandra McCoskrie
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Boston
The challenges of managing physical space in public higher education are often left unspoken and under researched. In this multiple case study of three urban universities, decision-making processes are examined with particular attention to who has institutional decision-making authority. Effective and efficient space management is important because the use of space on campus can contribute to research and practice by promoting innovation and collaboration or can isolate individuals and departments in silos. This study identifies three distinct challenges related to space management on campus: the quality of space, the location of space, and the quantity of space. The research findings accentuate the importance of: 1) having a well-defined decision-making process; 2) having knowledgeable decision makers; 3) delegating decision-making authority; and 4) having accurate quantitative and qualitative data to inform decisions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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