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Higher education draws much of the vocabulary and many of the concepts about change from the corporate sector. Corporations "downsized" and "restructured" in the early 1990s in response to competitive and financial pressures; higher education currently is experiencing similar pressures. Yet change and renewal in higher education are not just about money and becoming more cost-effective. Although these are important objectives, higher education must incorporate changes that improve student learning, foster closer connections with their communities, and adapt to the demands of an increasingly technological society. Reorganizing and cutting costs alone do not suggest how colleges and universities might become more agile as institutions, nor do efficiency measures usually address the core issues of the higher education enterprise.
Originally published in Trusteeship Magazine © 1998 AGB. Reproduced with permission.
Green, M. F., Eckel, P. D., & Hill, B. (1998). Core Values and the Road to Change. Trusteeship Magazine, 6 11-15. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/461
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