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ERIC Number: EJ1146158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Leading Change: An Organizational Development Role for Educational Developers
Weston, Cynthia; Ferris, Jennie; Finkelstein, Adam
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v29 n2 p270-280 2017
While educational development has long been aligned with organizational development in the literature (Berquist & Phillips, 1975; Gaffe, 1975), in practice this link has faded with time. Schroeder (2011) has recently asserted that given the broad-based changes in teaching and learning that are taking place at universities, it is important that educational developers take an organizational development role and lead institutional level changes in teaching and learning (p. 1-2). For many of us, it has not been apparent how to initiate or clarify a leadership role in organizational development. We share the story of how we came to recognize that our role in leading an institutional change initiative to re-envision classroom spaces was organizational development. We contextualize our experience in a way that makes it meaningful for practitioners seeking to clarify or enhance their own organizational development roles. From our experience, we have gleaned lessons that might be of use to colleagues in the field. First, organizational development should become part of a curriculum for educational developers. Second, we should move from intuition to intention in our organizational development efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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