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ERIC Number: ED532274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 512
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1180-6348-4
The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out
Christensen, Clayton M.; Eyring, Henry J.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation , and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future. Through an examination of Harvard and BYU-Idaho as well as other stories of innovation in higher education, Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring decipher how universities can find innovative, less costly ways of performing their uniquely valuable functions. This book offers new ways forward to deal with curriculum, faculty issues, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, campus facility usage, and a host of other urgent issues in higher education. It discusses a strategic model to ensure economic vitality at the traditional university and contains novel insights into the kind of change that is necessary to move institutions of higher education forward in innovative ways. This book uncovers how the traditional university survives by breaking with tradition, but thrives by building on what it's done best. The table of contents is divided into 5 sections: (1) Reframing the Higher Education Crisis; (2) The Great American University; (3) Ripe for Disruption; (4) A New Kind of University; and (5) Genetic Reengineering.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho; Massachusetts