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ERIC Number: ED551241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 225
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2677-5447-9
Decision-Making in Higher Education: Undecidability and the Possibility of the Impossible
Scrementi, Lori M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Lewis University
Higher education administrators are regularly involved in making decisions and creating policies that affect faculty, staff and students daily. Decision-making in our colleges and universities involves much more than one can imagine, thus, this study researches decision-making and its connection to non-knowing, anxiety, power, sovereignty, and identity. Decisions need to be seen as heterogeneous to knowledge. Therefore, this study views decision-making through the notion of undecidability as defined by Derrida (1976, 1992, 1995, 2002) and Caputo (1997A). Ultimately, undecidability impels us to search for the impossibility of decisions if we ever hope of changing the status quo in our colleges and universities. [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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