How Colleges Change

Understanding, Leading, and Enacting Change

By Adrianna Kezar

© 2013 – Routledge

260 pages

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pub: 2013-09-03
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About the Book

Higher education is in an unprecedented time of change and reform. To address these challenges, university leaders tend to focus on specific interventions and programs, but ignore the change processes and the contexts that would lead to success. Joining theory and practice, How Colleges Change unmasks problematic assumptions that change agents typically possess and provides research-based principles for approaching change. Framed by decades of research, this monumental book offers fresh insights into understanding, leading, and enacting change. Recognizing that internal and external conditions shape and frame change processes, Kezar presents an overarching practical framework that can be applied to any organizational challenge and context. How Colleges Change is a crucial resource for aspiring and practicing campus leaders, higher education practitioners, scholars, faculty, and staff who want to learn how to apply change strategies in their own institutions.

Table of Contents

PART I : Thinking Differently about Change

Chapter 1: Why Change?

Chapter 2: Theories of Change: Some Change Agent Basics

PART II: A Multi-faceted Framework for Understanding Change

Chapter 3: Type of Change

Chapter 4: Creating Deep Change

Chapter 5: Context of Change

Chapter 6: Leadership and Agency of Change

Chapter 7: A Multi-theory Approach to Change

Chapter 8: Change Implementation: Encounters with Resistance and Obstacles

PART III: Challenges for Change Agents in our Time

Chapter 9: Scaling up Changes beyond the Institutional Level

Chapter 10: The Ethics of Change


About the Author

Adrianna Kezar is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California, USA.

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