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Pub. Date:
02/28/2012
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Stylus Publishing, LLC
Understanding College and University Organization: Theories for Effective Policy and Practice

Understanding College and University Organization: Theories for Effective Policy and Practice

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ISBN-13: 9781579227685
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Series: Understanding College and University Organization Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 506
Sales rank: 216,572
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

James L. Bess is President of James L. Bess & Associates and Professor Emeritus at New York University, where he taught from 1980-2000. He is the author or editor of eight books and over fifty articles and book chapters.

Jay R. Dee is Associate Professor of Higher Education, Graduate College of Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston.

D. Bruce Johnstone is Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is director of the International Comparative Higher Education Finance and Accessibility Project. Dr. Johnstone has held posts of vice president for administration at the University of Pennsylvania, president of the State University College of Buffalo, and chancellor of the State University of New York system.

Table of Contents

Each chapter begins with a preview of its key points and includes a case drawn from recent situations experienced by practitioners. The cases provide concrete experiential “data” against which the theories in each chapter can be tested, validated, and compared with situations that readers encounter at their home institutions. Questions are provided about each case to stimulate reflection on and discussion of the multiple issues raised. Each chapter includes an extensive bibliography on the topic.

Volume I: The State of the System

Volume I provides alternative ways of theoretically conceiving of the more stable and persisting conditions that exist at virtually all higher education institutions — including organizational and departmental design, structure and roles, the institution’s external environment, its culture, and the influence of individual motivation, group dynamics and interpersonal relations. From the theories presented in this volume, administrators will be able to recognize the elements in their institutional dilemmas that have been found commonly to recur across many institutions; understand the conditions that may have caused the problem to arise; and, by utilizing the theories presented, identify successful remedies that have been employed to address them.

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