ERIC Number: EJ631172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Why Committees Don't Work: Creating a Structure for Change.
Tierney, William G.
Academe, v87 n3 p25-29 May-Jun 2001
Asserting that college reforms usually fail for structural reasons, outlines some barriers to change and offers suggestions to overcoming them. Barriers include: people cannot agree on the problem to be solved, time frames and structures are not clear, and there are no evaluative criteria. Strategies include: define roles and time frames, seek comparative data, and ensure good communications. (EV)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Governing Councils, Colleges, Higher Education, Innovation, Organizational Change, Universities
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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