Buller, J. L. (2015). Change leadership in higher education: A practical guide to academic transformation. Jossey-Bass. Read Chapter 1: The Only Thing We Have to Change is – Change Itself, pp. 1-17 and Chapter 4: From Change Management to Change Leadership, pp. 81-102. Chapter 1 discusses three conventional models of change management and how these models apply in higher education settings, is that higher education institutions pare distributed organizations when it comes to power and groups. Chapter 4 outlines the traits of organizations likely to change and presents two scenarios and how leaders approached change differently.
Field, K. (2020, January 10). A cash-strapped university bet on student success – and grew. Chronicle of Higher Education, 66(16), N. PAG. This short article depicts the success of a state university overcoming financial challenges by improving student success rates, thus retaining students and maintaining tuition. By focusing on improving student outcomes through increased student aid and awarding money differently to departments, leaders used data for decision-making. Use this article for the first Week 6 Assignment.
Robinson, P. (2016). John Hennessy: The exit interview: The outgoing Stanford president reflects on the founding, and the future, of a truly great university. Hoover Digest, 4, 170-180. John Hennessy was President of Stanford University for 16 years. In this interview from 2016, he discusses his time at Stanford, reflecting on the evolution of his university but also changes and trends affecting higher education in general.
Vasquez, M. (2020, January 10). UNC-Chapel Hill Has a New Chancellor. He’s Already Got Critics. Chronicle of Higher Education, 66(16), N. PAG. This short article depicts a conflict in a university community after the chancellor removed a controversial Confederate statue, Silent Sam, by giving $2.5 million to an organization, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Use this article for the first Week 6 Assignment.
Mintz, S. (2019, October 3). Why higher education will change. Inside Higher Education. This author pulls together a helpful list of ongoing changes and trends affecting the higher education landscape in recent years. While noting funding as an issue, the author goes beyond to capture the student and employer's perspective of expectations and failures of institutions to address these expectations.