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ERIC Number: EJ844638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
The Endless Good Argument: The Adaptation of Mission at Two Liberal Arts Colleges
Hartley, Matthew; Schall, Lawrence
Planning for Higher Education, v33 n4 p5-11 Jun-Aug 2005
Institutional mission influences college and university decision making by providing a shared sense of understanding about core values and aspirations. For institutions to maintain the benefits of having a clear mission, they must periodically revise and redefine the institutional purpose. This article compares the changing missions of two liberal arts colleges and reveals striking commonalities in how this process is accomplished. It also describes several factors that influence mission change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Pennsylvania