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Perspectives of Change

Context

Change is managed in various ways in different contexts. For this first case assignment, you will examine how change is managed in a particular organization or condition.

Case Assignment

Select one of the following assignments for this module:

Option 1: Forces that affect education

Scott suggests that there are contemporary forces that are now driving changes in education.

Prepare a 3- to 5-page paper with an additional page for references in which you:

  • Discuss different change models and how different models of change might address some of the contemporary forces described by Scott.

The content of your report is to demonstrate your grasp of the concepts, change and the bottom line of the change, presented in the assigned reading.

Scott, G. (2003). Effective Management in Higher Education. Educause Review, Nov/Dec, 64 – 80.Retrieved February 6, 2013, from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0363.pdf.

Option 2: Case study

Prepare a 3- to 5-page paper with an additional page for references in which you:

  • Identify an educational organization or context that is undergoing change. Two examples are provided below. You may use either of these examples or choose a different organization for consideration.

Describe how change is managed within that context.

Explain how models of change are represented in the case and how change is assessed.

The content of your report is to demonstrate your grasp of the concepts, change and the bottom line of the change, presented in the assigned reading.

Armacost, M. (2011). A college that reinvented itself: The Wilson College story. New Directions For Higher Education, (156), 27-40. doi:10.1002/he.453

Hayford, E. R. (2011). Antioch College: A celebrated history and an uncertain future. New Directions For Higher Education, (156), 65-81. doi:10.1002/he.456

Option 3: The Bologna Model of Higher Education

The articles by Birtwistle (2008), Brookes (2009), and Pausits (2009) in the background readings section describe the European Bologna Model of higher education.

Prepare a 3- to 5-page paper with an additional page for references in which you:

  • Describe the Bologna Model.

Compare and contrast the Bologna Model with American models of higher education.

Explain strengths and weaknesses of each system.

The content of your report is to demonstrate your grasp of the concepts, insights, and issues presented in the assigned readings.

Option 4: Change Communication Model

For this article:

Rutschke, L.. Facilitating school change using the Change Communication Model: The adoption and implementation of a new student information system. Ed.D. dissertation, Northern Illinois University, United States — Illinois. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from Dissertations & Theses: Full Text.(Publication No. AAT 3404873). Proquest.

Prepare a 3- to 5-page paper with an additional page for references in which you:

  • Examine the approaches to change as discussed in the article above.

Use any additional reference for an example or case of implementing change (e.g., NCLB in the educational field to support the discussion).

The content of your report is to demonstrate your grasp of the concepts, change and the bottom line of the change, presented in the assigned reading.

The following readings may provide you with some examples and basic information related to this first assignment:

Association on Educational Communications and Technologies, Council on Systemic Change. (2000). Change Theory Overview. Retrieved June, 2007, from http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/w/x/wxh139/diff_talk.htm

Boldt, R.W., Witzel, M., Russell, C., & Jones, V. (2007). Replacing coercive power with relationship power. Reclaiming Children and Youth, 15(4), 243-248. Retrieved October 29, 2007, from ProQuest Data base

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (2000). Why change? Retrieved July 20, 2007, from http://www.nsba.org/sbot/toolkit/WhyChange.html

Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (2000). Approaches to change. In Facilitative leadership: The imperative for change. Retrieved June 2007, from http://www.sedl.org/change/facilitate/approaches.html

Supplemental Resources

Please try to find additional literature on your own to support your topic by using other search engine sites such as Google.

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/

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