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ERIC Number: EJ858622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0579
Taking a Broader View: Using Institutional Research's Natural Qualities for Transformation
Leimer, Christina
New Directions for Institutional Research, n143 p85-93 Fall 2009
Many authors (Kezar, 2005; Duke, 2002; Keeling, Underhile, and Wall, 2007; Matier, Sidle, and Hurst, 1994) propose a new model of higher education organizations or a style of decision making whose central component is collaboration. This key characteristic helps make full use of all of the institution's resources to increase the likelihood that it will adapt and prosper in the changing external climate. A broad organizational view, horizontal connections and interactions between people and departments, and organizational learning are components of a collaborative culture that are natural to institutional research. By more widely applying its natural characteristics, institutional research can help foster a broad organizational view among campus constituents, connect people and ideas, facilitate collaboration, and stimulate organizational learning that leads to cultural transformation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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