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Innovations as Symbols in Higher Education

1st Edition

By J. David Johnson


174 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Examining the role of symbolic innovations in higher education institutions, this book distinguishes between the real, material changes universities undergo and the ways universities present them and symbolic changes to outside and internal stakeholders. By defining symbolic innovations and their general role in organizations, this book provides a thorough view of innovations in university contexts and the underlying factors that motivate and generate them. This volume addresses ethical concerns about the impact of symbolic innovations and how they relate to traditional and current views of academic leadership.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Overview 2. Teams in Academe 3. Undergraduate Studies 4. Information Communication Technologies and Distance Learning 5. Tech Incubators and R & D Parks 6. Summing Up

About the Author

J. David Johnson is University Research Professor at the University of Kentucky, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Administration / Higher
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General