The Stress of Change: Testing the Resilience of Institutions: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 151
September 2010, Jossey-Bass
This is the 151st issue of the Jossey-Bass series; New Directions for Higher Education, published quarterly. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.
1. Mobilizing for an Outbreak and Its
Aftermath (Samantha Goldstein)
Babson College learns that it can manage and survive a crisis.
2. Conveying the Meaning of the Economic
Crisis (Luke A. Anderson)
Three university presidents publicly frame their responses to the financial catastrophe.
3. Loss of Accreditation at Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (Rhonda E. Baylor)
Regaining accreditation is an urgent and immediate task to maintain an institution’s sources of support.
4. Looking for a Way Out (Gregory
Declining state support for public universities can create pressures for institutions both to resist the decline and adapt to it.
5. Tough Questions Facing Women's Colleges (Sara
The transition of women’s colleges into coeducational institutions presents fundamental issues and sensitive dynamics.
6. Stress in Senior Faculty Careers (Brendan C.
Faculty can find even successful careers more stressful than they expected.
7. The Future of Shared Governance (Matthew A.
Shared governance between administration and faculty needs to be viewed as a sanctioned vehicle of collaboration, not a rivalry.
8. The Rose Art Museum Crisis (Paul
A decision to close a famous art museum exposes ambiguities in governance and leadership.
9. A Contested Institutional Culture (Stephanie
A new president finds himself at odds with defining traditions of his institution.
10. Rapid Change and Legitimacy (Matthew
An accumulation of events can force a presidential transition.