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Organizational Improvement

Postsecondary organizations need to respond to a wide range of contemporary environmental pressures, including demands to improve access and quality, reduce costs, and establish better mechanisms for accountability. Theory-based and driven by empirical goals, this research projectís objective is to determine exemplary reorganization patterns of public universities and colleges as they position themselves academically to meet contemporary environmental pressures in a way that is consonant with their missions.

NCPI Reports:

Technical Report

"Public Universities as Academic Workplaces." Patricia J. Gumport. 1997.
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Publication 1-01

 

Technical Report

"University Restructuring: The Role of Economic and Political Contexts." Patricia J. Gumport and Brian Pusser. 1999.
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Publication 1-06

 

Technical Report

"Postsecondary Adaptation: Selected References." Patricia J. Gumport, Marc Chun, Imanol Ordorika, Brian Pusser, and Angela Schmiede. 1997.
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Publication 1-03

 

Landscape

"Looking Back at Revenue and Expenditure Trends: Are We Privatizing Public Higher Education?." Nov/Dec,1999.
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Publication L-12

 

Book Chapter

"Administrative Approaches to Educational Productivity." Henry Levin and William Koski. 1998.
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Technical Report

"Technology and Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges for the New Era." Patricia J. Gumport and Marc Chun. 1999.
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Publication 1-02

 

Technical Report

"Institutional Adaptation: Demands for Management Reform and University Administration." Patricia J. Gumport and Barbara Sporn. 1999.
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Publication 1-07

 

Technical Report

"Improvement to Emergence: An Organization-Environment Research Agenda for a Postsecondary Knowledge Industry." Marvin Peterson. 1998.
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Publication 1-08

 

Technical Report

"Trends in United States Higher Education from Massification to Post Massification." Patricia J. Gumport, Maria Iannozzi, Susan Shaman, and Robert Zemsky. 1997.
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Publication 1-04

 

"The Formal Organization of Knowledge: An Analysis of Academic Structure." Patricia J. Gumport and Stuart K. Snydman. May/Jun,2002.
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Publication 1-09

 

Technical Report

"Beyond Dead Reckoning - Research Priorities for Redirecting American Higher Education." Patricia J. Gumport,. Sep/Oct,2002.
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Please check back for forthcoming NCPI reports.

 

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