ERIC Number: EJ1057190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Institutional Theory in College Restructuring: Myth or Reality?
Bealing, William, Jr.; Riordan, Diane; Riordan, Michael
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v2 Jul 2011
In response to external pressure for change, the subject university engaged in major restructuring activities during the mid to late 1990's. As predicted by organizational theory, faculty reacted to the restructuring in order to define the conditions and methods of their work and to legitimate their professional autonomy. Although this university and college were successful in restructuring the organizational chart and the curriculum, the passage of time has established that the College of Business was not successful in revising its promotion and tenure process to reflect college-wide restructuring initiatives.
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Organizational Theories, Organizational Change, Teaching Conditions, Curriculum Development, Tenure, Faculty Promotion, Personnel Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Educational Change, Institutional Characteristics, Activism, Teacher Behavior, Faculty Handbooks, College Faculty, College Programs, Business Administration Education, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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