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Wednesday, April 18

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    This video is a discussion between the difference between technical and adaptive challenges. This is given from the perspective of religious missionary work.
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    Pam Eddy: "One more reason to be second best!"
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    Pam Eddy: "One more reason to be second best!"
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    7:13 am

Monday, April 16

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    ChangesAs future (or current) leaders, we must realize that change is inevitable. It may come from many different sources, or it could even come from yourself. For change to be successful, or even for the successful management of the forces of change, a leader bears significant responsibilities. They must set the tone, keep people updated and aware, provide a behavioral role model, and build the trust needed to navigate change and the rocky waters that flow with it. Change might be seen coming from far away, or a complete surprise, or even led by you, but no matter what, it is important that leaders are as prepared as they can be to deal with change and be flexible enough to react when needed.
    Additional (and appropriate) Music for Thought:
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    by David Bowie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCgzX7vwlFkBowie and its cultural cousin (change in music!) by Tupac.
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Sunday, April 15

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    èThe “political frame” is the best lens to view this situation.
    èThe School of Education seems to be the most obvious problem.
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    Education is
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    decreasing. Performance based
    èHow are the partnerships in the community and with businesses in the area?
    Extending the Conversation:
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    Education is
    decreasing. Performance based funding? – Should money go to those who are doing well?
    èHow are the partnerships in the community and with businesses in the area?
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Saturday, April 14

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    {organizational_change_14.jpg} Abstract: ThisThis week we
    Perhaps most importantly, we discussed the role of the leader in organizational change. We discussed the importance of the leader clearly and consistently communicating the urgency for change, providing updates on its status, and acknowledging its successes and failures. We discussed Hickman’s writings on shared power and the critical role of collaboration in successfully completing a change initiative, recognizing that a leader’s knowledge, authority, and influence are often limited by circumstances. We seemed to come to the consensus that one of the most important prerequisites for a leader to initiate successful change is to cultivate personal trust and respect among his or her team members.
    Recognizing the large number of theories and resources that exist related to organizational change and its application to higher education, the notes below provide a snapshot – a summary of the readings, class discussion, and additional resources for consideration.
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    Small groups discussed one of the assigned four readings with the summary writer from the team notes. The groups discussed various questions ranging from the difference between adaptation and change, applying a different lens to the change process, how to share power, how long to wait for a hero in a time of crisis, the role of ethics in change, and the relevant time period of the readings and whether they are germane today.
    Case Study: Badger State - Where's the Money?
    SUMMARY:
    A state mandate has called for a 10% reduction in funding to Badger State University. BSU serves over 22,000 students and offers a variety of degree programs for masters and doctoral students. Fifty years ago, the School of Education was the leading producer of graduates, but that number has dramatically declined and has been replaced by Business and Engineering. How can BSU cut costs?
    èThe “political frame” is the best lens to view this situation.
    èThe School of Education seems to be the most obvious problem.
    èProblematic that all Schools (Education, Business, Engineering) need to cut resources equally when Business and Engineering are increasing and Education is
    decreasing. Performance based funding? – Should money go to those who are doing well?
    èHow are the partnerships in the community and with businesses in the area?

    Extending the Conversation:
    A great article on the forces creating the need for change in higher education from this week's Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/article/Innovations-in-Higher/13142
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