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ERIC Number: EJ1142574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Rethinking Partnerships on a Decentralized Campus
Dufault, Katie H.
Learning Assistance Review, v22 n1 p9-17 Spr 2017
Decentralization is an effective approach for structuring campus learning and success centers. McShane & Von Glinow (2007) describe decentralization as "an organizational model where decision authority and power are dispersed among units rather than held by a single small group of administrators" (p. 237). A decentralized structure will look different for each campus; it may consist of multiple locations, administrators, budgets and reporting lines, and/or services. There are unique challenges and benefits to this model. Learning center professionals can capitalize on the benefits of decentralization while minimizing the challenges by using effective strategies focused on communication and partnerships. This article explores the challenges and benefits of a decentralized model and suggests strategies to increase collaboration on a decentralized campus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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