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Overview

This critique of modern academia is also a proposal for making campuses more effective -- that is, better at meeting the clients' or customers' needs. The author addresses the problems that many academic institutions have today in clinging to the practices and organization of the past. By outlining the many problems in organization that colleges and universities face today, the author hopes to reveal workable solutions.

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In light of the increasing pressure on colleges from several directions, Tierney (higher education, U. of Southern California) offers a critique of modern academe and a proposal for making campuses more effective at serving clients and customers. He argues the need for radical organizational restructuring, looking at faculty roles and rewards, presidential leadership, strategic planning, assessment, and evaluation. Paper edition (unseen) $21.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761909873
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/8/1999
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William Tierney is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education here at Rossier and the Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. He is an expert on higher education policy analysis, governance, and administration
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Organizational Redesign
The New Face of Leadership
Organizational Attention Deficit Disorder
Evaluating High Performance
Faculty Productivity and Organizational Culture
The Chiaroscuro of Reform
The 21st Century Organization
Frequently Asked Questions
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