ERIC Number: EJ1171547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb-5
Organized Anarchies: 13 Steps to Building a "Learning Organization"
New England Journal of Higher Education, Feb 2018
In many ways, higher education has not changed in the nearly 1,000 years since the first university was founded in Bologna, Italy in 1088. Many courses still have professors or "masters" lecturing in front of students, with exams being reproduction of facts learned in lectures. But in other ways, higher education changes daily. A brief perusal of headlines from the "Chronicle of Higher Education" or "Inside Higher Ed" demonstrates the changing landscape of colleges and universities. Given this perpetual state of chaos, colleges and universities not only need to withstand and manage change, they need to leverage that environmental change, and sometimes even foster change to better meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. To achieve their goals, colleges and universities need to become "learning organizations." This article offers 13 steps to building a "learning organization."
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Scholarship, Change Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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