Organization and Governance in Higher Education

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2012-07-26
  • Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions
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Organization and Governance in Higher Education is one of the primary teaching and research references in the study and practice of post secondary education. Research in higher education has provided new insights and recommendations for the management of postsecondary institutions. In addition to maintaining the strength and integrity of prior readers by continuing the coverage of classical theories and traditional models, the Fifth Edition provides updated reading to broaden the scope of the reader. New selections include current perspective on campus governance and institutional change. Because of the complex nature of the postsecondary institution, this reader creates eight subject area lenses. Each lens allows the reader to engage the specific paradigms and phenomena related to that aspect of higher education. The areas are arranged in the following order: classic organization theory, traditional administrative and governance models, campus climate and culture, leadership analysis, management principles, institutional change and assessment, perspectives on race and gender, and critical approaches to organizational governance. Features include: New sections on organization change, diversity, and postmodern critique Blends traditional "core" readings with numerous contemporary readings. Readings aid in understanding the multiple nuances of how colleges are organized, governed and administered Readings aid in understanding the multiple nuances of how colleges are organized, governed and administered Serves as a single-volume resource on higher education governance for both students and practitioners

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Editorial Advisory Boardp. viii
A Note on the Fifth Editionp. x
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Classic Organizational Theoryp. 1
Evolution of University Organizationp. 3
Leadership in an Organized Anarchyp. 16
Educational Organizations as Loosely Coupled Systemsp. 36
The Professional Bureaucracyp. 50
Emerging Developments in Postsecondary Organization Theory and Researchp. 71
Traditional Administrative and Governance Modelsp. 83
Statement on Government of Colleges and Universitiesp. 85
The Nature of Administrative Behavior in Higher Educationp. 92
Administrative and Professional Authorityp. 111
Faculty Organization and Authorityp. 119
Alternative Models of Governance in Higher Educationp. 128
Campus Climate and Culturep. 143
Organizational Culture in the Study of Higher Educationp. 145
The Organizational Saga in Higher Educationp. 153
Culture in American Colleges and Universitiesp. 160
Understanding Academic Culture and Climatep. 170
The Campus Racial Climate: Contexts of Conflictp. 182
Leadership Analysisp. 203
The Ambiguity of Leadershipp. 205
Higher Education and Leadership Theoryp. 214
Symbolism and Presidential Perceptions of Leadershipp. 223
The Latent Organizational Functions of the Academic Senatep. 232
What Teams Can Dop. 244
Management Principlesp. 259
The Management of Academic Culturep. 261
Organizational Adaptation and Higher Educationp. 273
Building Learning Organizationsp. 287
Balancing Corporation, Collegium, and Communityp. 305
Understanding Radical Organizational Changep. 313
Institutional Change and Assessmentp. 337
Assessment with Open Eyesp. 339
Sensemaking During Strategic Change in Academiap. 352
The Applicability of Corporate Strategic Principles to Diversified University Campusesp. 379
The Social Construction of Resource Stressp. 389
Creating a New Kind of Leadership for Campus Diversityp. 406
Perspectives on Race and Genderp. 415
Race in Organizationsp. 417
An Organizational Analysis of Racism in Higher Educationp. 436
Harnessing a Diversity of Views to Understand Multiculturalismp. 470
Re-writing Gender into Organizational Theorizingp. 490
Academic Structure, Culture and the Case of Feminist Scholarshipp. 508
Critical Approaches to Organizational Governancep. 521
Organization Theory in the Postmodern Erap. 523
Critical Leadership and Decision Making in a Postmodern Worldp. 537
Organizational Change as Paradigm Shiftp. 550
Postmodernism and Higher Educationp. 566
The Power of Symbolic Constructs in Reading Change in Higher Educationp. 589
Additional Readings (with the assistance of Eboni M. Zamani)p. 605
About the Editorp. 609
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