The Self-organizing University: Designing The Higher Education Organization For Quality Learning And Teaching

The Self-organizing University: Designing The Higher Education Organization For Quality Learning And Teaching
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This book challenges the orthodoxy of learning and teaching in higher education with an original change approach entitled the Self-Organizing University (SOU). It assists universities build a comprehensive model of learning and teaching at whole-of-organization scale. The chapters demonstrate how a Self-Organizing University can create: • measurable learning and teaching standards • student centered program development • enhanced faculty professional growth and career trajectory • more efficient and effective organizational design • better feedback • powerful use of technologies • a legitimate connection between quality and productivity. Each chapter includes case examples derived from practical experience that situate the key ideas and concepts in the real day-to-day work of universities. The role of leadership in creating and sustaining a self-organizing university is also a key focus. The chapters target leadership practices that improve learning and teaching quality and productivity and assist universities realize their goals and aspirations for maximizing student learning.

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