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Instituting Enduring Innovations [microform] : Achieving Continuity of Change in Higher Education / Barbara K. Curry
Bib ID 5559045
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Curry, Barbara K
 
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Description Washington, DC : ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, 1992 
4 p. 
Series

ERIC Digest.

Summary

This digest summarizes a longer document with the same title concerning the introduction of enduring innovations into a higher education organization. Organizational change involves three steps: (1) mobilization, (2) implementation, and (3) institutionalization. Without institutionalization, the innovation is likely to be terminated no matter how well it is communicated and implemented. Factors influencing longevity of innovations include the intensity of direction and support from organizational leaders, the need for proper communication and decision making to discover the innovation's essential features for clearer identification and analysis, and the need for the innovation to be challenged in order to test its necessity and appropriateness for organizational improvement. Learning organizations can become innovative communities (where such innovation results in productive behavior) if organizational members are properly informed, thus allowing them to control what happens to them as members of the community. An organization's leaders and members must be flexible in developing innovations and setting levels at which these changes will achieve institutionalization. (GLR)

Notes

Availability: ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Reports, The George Washington University, One Dupont Circle, Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1186 ($1).

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: RI88062014.

ERIC Note: For the full length report, see HE 026 560.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adoption (Ideas)  |  Change Strategies.  |  College Planning.  |  Collegiality.  |  Educational Change.  |  Educational Innovation.  |  Higher Education.  |  Improvement.  |  Leadership Responsibility.  |  Organizational Change.  |  Organizational Communication.  |  Participative Decision Making.  |  Postsecondary Education.  |  ERIC Digests Learning Communities
Form/genre ERIC Publications.  |  ERIC Digests in Full Text.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education  |  George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Education and Human Development
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