Organizational culture: In and through campus planning
The college and university campus is a physical artifact of its culture---a symbol, a visible, physical manifestation and indicator of organizational life. Artifacts as symbols comprise both the physical settings of an organization and the objects within that physical setting and they stand for the meaning, experiences, and ideas that people have in and about the symbol in the context of the organization. Campus planning is a process through which orderly and coherent evolution and growth of a campus and its facilities---its artifacts---can occur. This study explored the relationship that exists between campus planning and an institutions culture. The research question was: How is the culture of an institution reflected in and through its campus planning? The research question was addressed through utilizing qualitative methods, specifically case study. Developing a campus plan that embraces and advances the institutions culture is a way to give visible expression to its underlying values and assumptions. By doing such, an institutions culture will be strengthened. This study is intended to assist colleges and universities in the development and implementation of a campus plan that adequately and accurately reflects the college or university's culture. ^
Education, Administration|Education, Higher
Daniel J Martin,
"Organizational culture: In and through campus planning"
(January 1, 2006).
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