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The Responsive University

Restructuring for High Performance

edited by William G. Tierney

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Making changes in management, marketing, and assessment can offer far-reaching and.practical solutions for achieving high performance in colleges and universities.

In The Responsive University, William G. Tierney brings together a distinguished group of practitioners and scholars to describe how colleges and universities might respond effectively to changing social, demographic, and political forces. In each chapter, the contributors diagnose a specific problem and show how solutions can be found by reorienting basic work structures and designing nimbler, more creative organizations. Their goal...

Making changes in management, marketing, and assessment can offer far-reaching and.practical solutions for achieving high performance in colleges and universities.

In The Responsive University, William G. Tierney brings together a distinguished group of practitioners and scholars to describe how colleges and universities might respond effectively to changing social, demographic, and political forces. In each chapter, the contributors diagnose a specific problem and show how solutions can be found by reorienting basic work structures and designing nimbler, more creative organizations. Their goal is to encourage systemic change throughout the academy, and they propose far-reaching changes in such areas as management, marketing, and assessment. The Responsive University provides practical, real-world solutions for achieving high performance in colleges and universities.

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The book's forward-thinking recommendations should provide useful guideposts as readers assess the challenges and constraints facing their own universities.

This book may startle some people... Definitely food for thought.

The deliberately challenging essays provide both compelling arguments and practical discussions of the implications of these arguments... Like Tierney's other works... this volume is well edited, well written, and challenging.

This book is about getting out of the box. It is about rethinking fundamental assumptions of higher education. To survive and thrive in the next century, colleges and universities will have to be responsive in the eyes of those being served.

Their critical, balanced guide to the for-profit sector presents a welcome antidote to the ill-informed hysteria that has greeted its arrival on both sides of the pond.

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192
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9780801862601
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction. On The Road To Recovery And Renewal: Reinventing Academe
Chapter 1. Listening to The People We Serve
Chapter 2. Tenure Is Dead. Long Live Tenure
Chapter 3. Forming New

Acknowledgements
Introduction. On The Road To Recovery And Renewal: Reinventing Academe
Chapter 1. Listening to The People We Serve
Chapter 2. Tenure Is Dead. Long Live Tenure
Chapter 3. Forming New Social Partnerships
Chapter 4. The Implications Of The Changed Environment For Governance In Higher Education
Chapter 5. Achieving High Performance: The Policy Dimension
Conclusion. The Responsive University In The Twenty-First Century
Contributors
Index

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William G. Tierney

William G. Tierney is University Professor, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education, and director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis in the Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. He is the editor of The Responsive University: Restructuring for High Performance and Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance: Negotiating the Perfect Storm, both...