Strategic Choices for the Academy: How Demand for Lifelong Learning Will Re-Create Higher Education / Edition 1

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Academics are under increasing pressure to develop a prototype for the future university that will keep pace with the increasing need for access to lifelong learning.

Strategic Choices for the Academy is filled with practical advice for developing strategic plans that will transform colleges and universities to meet the demands of today's (and tomorrow's) information age learner.

Drawing on the strategic planning and management concepts presented in their companion books, Strategic Change in Colleges and Universities and Working Toward Strategic Change, the authors reveal which innovative organizational structures, facilities, teaching approaches, reward systems, and delivery systems are most effective for providing education to this new segment of learners-those who come to learn in every stage of life and who may be increasingly reluctant to enroll in traditional campus settings. The book also presents a series of flexible models that can be adapted to the strategic direction and needs of individual institutions.

Using the tools and information in Strategic Choices for the Academy, educators and administrators can serve the needs of today's learners and survive and prosper into the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787940676
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Series: Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

DANIEL JAMES ROWLEY is professor of management at the University of Northern Colorado. HERMAN D. LUJAN is former president of the University of Northern Colorado. MICHAEL G. DOLENCE heads Michael G. Dolence and Associates, a consulting firm. They are the authors of Strategic Change in Colleges and Universities (Jossey-Bass 1997) and Working Toward Strategic Change (Jossey-Bass, 1997).

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Table of Contents

The Authors
1 Pressures on Higher Education in the Information Age 3
2 Strategic Change in the Wake of Controversy 26
3 Cultivating Internal Readiness for Change 47
4 Analyzing Global Responses to New Learning Needs 66
5 Serving the Lifelong Learner 91
6 Creating a Flexible Concept of Academic Organization 106
7 Achieving Strategic Fit Between Strengths and Opportunities 125
8 Expanding Channels for Instructional Delivery 142
9 The New Learning Infrastructure 169
10 The Faculty, Facilities, and Administration of the Future 188
11 Partnerships to Produce and Transfer Knowledge 206
12 The Academy of the Future: Scenarios and Models 225
13 Achieving Strategic Transformation 261
References 281
Index 291
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