ERIC Number: EJ863071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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Mission Statements, Physical Space, and Strategy in Higher Education
Fugazzotto, Sam J.
Innovative Higher Education, v34 n5 p285-298 Dec 2009
The effectiveness of higher education institutions has bases in institutional structures and cultures. However, structure and culture represent abstract concepts while institutions realize high performance in practice. Given their salience in higher education, mission statements and campus space bring structure and culture into the realm of practice. Moving from abstract to concrete, this paper shows how mission statements embody structure and culture and how physical space, in turn, enacts mission in day-to-day institutional life. By harnessing the mission-space linkage, strategy can access structure and culture for the purpose of increasing effectiveness.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Strategies, Organizational Effectiveness, Institutional Mission, Position Papers, School Space, Space Utilization, Educational Facilities Design, College Environment, Organizational Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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