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The Review of Higher Education
This paper describes the renewal of mission at three liberal arts colleges. Based on interviews with 77 participants and the review of more than 2,000 pages of institutional documents, the study explores how groups of individuals responded to an institutional crisis by seeking a more satisfying institutional life. The paper draws parallels between these efforts at mission-centered change and socio-cultural movement theory.
Copyright © 2003 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in TITLE, Volume 27, Issue 1, Fall 2003, pages 75-102.
Hartley, M. (2003). “There Is No Way Without a Because”: Revitalization of Purpose at Three Liberal Arts Colleges. The Review of Higher Education, 27 (1), 75-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/rhe.2003.0038
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