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Lawrence, Janet; Ott, Molly – Review of Higher Education, 2013
This study focuses on a contested area of shared governance, intercollegiate athletics. The researchers consider how faculty perceptions of organizational politics shape their orientations toward collaborative decision-making in this domain. The results provide insights into ways social cognitions about campus-level decision-making affect faculty…
Descriptors: Governance, College Athletics, Participative Decision Making, Social Cognition
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Flora, Bethany H.; Hirt, Joan B. – Review of Higher Education, 2010
In today's knowledge economy, collaboration and competition are critical in success. New postsecondary organizations have emerged in the higher education landscape, including consortiums and inter-institutional and interdisciplinary partnerships. One new organization is the Higher Education Center (HEC) in which multiple institutions partner to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Consortia, Competition, Educational Cooperation
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Moore, Kathryn M. – Review of Higher Education, 1982
A brief history of academic women in the nineteenth century illustrates the potential for creatively merging historical analysis and contemporary social theory to examine higher education as an organization. Concepts of power, influence, and organizational change are used to give new perspectives to traditional historical study. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational History, Females, Higher Education, Organizational Climate
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Bess, James L. – Review of Higher Education, 1983
An introduction to the missing linkages between the fields of organizational behavior and higher education is provided. A discussion of why gaps persist and of alternative theoretical perspectives for organizing the application of behavioral science to higher education are included. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Administration, Colleges, Higher Education
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Weick, Karl E. – Review of Higher Education, 1983
The phrase "community of scholars" contains a contradiction. Actions that strengthen the community weaken the scholarship and actions that strengthen the scholarship weaken the community. Continuing tradeoffs between community and scholarship produce many of the unique organizational properties that universities exhibit. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Community, Departments
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Ecker, George – Review of Higher Education, 1979
In an examination of administrative organization of higher education institutions, colleges and universities are viewed as organized anarchies and loosely coupled systems. Ambiguity inherent for leadership and administration in these organizations is discussed. (SF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Organization, Administrator Role, Higher Education
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Love, Patrick G. – Review of Higher Education, 1997
A case study explored attempts to change the culture related to sexual orientation at a small, Catholic college. Focus was on the perceptions and experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, staff, faculty, and their allies. These participants experienced a culture filled with contradictions and paradoxes. The report delineates and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Case Studies, Catholic Schools, Change Strategies
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Pitts, J. Michael; White, William G., Jr.; Harrison, Andolyn B. – Review of Higher Education, 1999
A study explored the impact of academically underprepared students on 14 liberal arts and sciences faculty at two open-admissions universities. Interviews revealed faculty faced widespread, acute problems teaching underprepared students, and they feel isolated, with little colleague or administrator support. Many underwent a confusing, emotionally…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Preparation
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Twombly, Susan B. – Review of Higher Education, 1999
Reviews four recent books on academic women. Collectively, they suggest that new scholarship on academic women is more international, reflects a postmodern attention to difference and power, rejects "women's ways" feminism as a sufficient response, and seeks to reclaim issues of power, authority, and politics through attention to policy.…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Educational Trends, Feminism, Higher Education
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O'Neil, Robert M. – Review of Higher Education, 1998
Examines the prospects for protecting academic freedom in American higher education, addressing three areas of potential conflict and tension: pressures to divorce the protection of academic freedom from formal tenure systems; increasing regulation of harassment and other forms of incivility in the collegiate community; and academic freedom in…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Policy, Behavior Patterns, College Environment
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Hurtado, Sylvia; Milem, Jeffrey F.; Clayton-Pedersen, Alma R.; Allen, Walter R. – Review of Higher Education, 1998
Summarizes research findings on campus racial climate according to a four-dimensional model: (1) an institutions' historical legacy of inclusion/exclusion of various racial/ethnic groups; (2) structural diversity, or numerical representations of various racial/ethnic groups; (3) psychological climate (perceptions, attitudes among groups); and (4)…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Change Strategies, College Desegregation, College Environment
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Anderson, Melissa S. – Review of Higher Education, 1996
A study examined department-level effects of collaboration in graduate programs on students' doctoral experiences and the broader departmental environment. Analysis is based on survey responses of over 2,400 doctoral students and faculty from 98 research universities. Results suggest clearly salutary effects of a collaborative context on doctoral…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Departments, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Johnsrud, Linda K.; Rosser, Vicki J. – Review of Higher Education, 1999
The literature on mid-level administrators in higher education has identified a number of factors that may affect their attitudes and performance, either positively or negatively. To a large degree, individual perceptions concerning recognition, discrimination, external relations, and mobility explain morale. Institutions can address these issues…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, College Administration, Employment Practices
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Tinto, Vincent – Review of Higher Education, 1998
If colleges and universities were to examine closely the results of research on student persistence, they would find several ways to change their academic organization to promote greater educational community among students, faculty, and staff, including supporting connected learning experiences; reorganizing the first year of college; and…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Curriculum, College Environment, College Freshmen
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Louis, Karen Seashore; And Others – Review of Higher Education, 1995
A survey of faculty in 98 college chemistry, civil engineering, microbiology, and sociology departments explored effects of faculty behaviors and attitudes on departmental rates of observed misconduct and espoused scientific research values. Results suggest misconduct is best predicted by department climate variables. Adherence to traditional…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Codes of Ethics, College Environment, College Faculty
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