Building organizational capacity : strategic management in higher education
- Toma, J. Douglas.
- Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
- Physical description
- xiv, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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- Includes bibliographical references (p. -257) and index.
- Strategic management and systems thinking
- Managing increasingly complex institutions
- Purposes: redesigning the curriculum at the College of New Jersey / with a note by Matthew Harley
- Structure: rethinking the setting for teaching mathematics at Virginia Tech / with a note by Kelly Ward
- Governance: enterprise resource planning implementation at Valley City State University / with a note by Adrianna Kezar
- Policies: enhancing faculty scholarship and integrating student research into the curriculum at LaGrange College / with a note by Kathleen Shaw
- Processes: improving student retention at Paul D. Camp Community College / with a note by Christopher C. Morphew
- Information: tuition discounting at the University of Redlands / with a note by Kevin Kinser
- Infrastructure: maintaining quality with static resources at Seminole Community College / with a note by Lisa E. Wolf-Wendel
- Culture: invigorating undergraduate education at the University Of Georgia / with a note by Greg Dubrow.
- Publisher's Summary
- Every university or college president envisions bold initiatives-big projects intended to change the nature of an institution with significant implications across all sectors. How can leaders and senior managers charged with implementing reforms effectively frame their work and anticipate potential pitfalls? No organization can maximize its capacity, defined as the administrative foundation essential for establishing and sustaining initiatives, without considering its core elements individually and in concert, according to J. Douglas Toma. This book examines eight essential organizational elements-purposes, structure, governance, policies, processes, information, infrastructure, and culture-and illuminates their influence in strategic management through case studies at eight institutions. Building Organizational Capacity situates strategic management within the context of higher education, providing practitioners with the tools to better understand institutional challenges in accomplishing its missions and realizing its aspirations. Toma's clear and well-integrated review of the latest research, as well as his advice for decision makers applying the book's lessons in practice, ensures this volume's place in the growing literature on strategy and management in higher education.
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- Publication date
- J. Douglas Toma.