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ERIC Number: EJ1057195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
Comprehensive Curriculum Reform in Higher Education: Collaborative Engagement of Faculty and Administrators
Oliver, Shawn L.; Hyun, Eunsook
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v2 Jul 2011
This case study explored the phenomenon of a four-year collaborative curriculum review process between administration and faculty at a higher education institution. Two research questions from a higher education administrator's perspective were explored: How did the curriculum review team experience the comprehensive curriculum review process? How did the faculty and administration collaborate during the comprehensive curriculum review process? The primary data for this study were generated from in-depth interviews with 10 curriculum review team members. Findings emerged were: A collectively shared guiding vision for the curriculum provided a strong foundation for the comprehensive curriculum review process; Embracing curriculum as a shared responsibility among faculty and administration led to widespread participation; The collaboration of various groups within the institution in the process promoted organizational change; Cultural issues regarding people and organizational structure served as barriers to the collaboration process, simultaneously the curriculum team's sense of community strengthened the curriculum review process. The study provides recommendations to administrators responsible for oversight of the curriculum review process and the educational institution's resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio