Keywords

change, incremental, strategic, higher education

Abstract

Innovation and reform are crucial to progress, but higher education institutions are by nature highly resistant to change. This article describes long-term strategic incrementalism, an approach to change advocated by L. Cuban, How scholars trumped teachers: Change without reform in university curriculum, teaching, and research, 1890–1990, Teachers College Press, New York, NY, 1999, and proposes a model based on this approach as a proven way of successfully carrying out change within higher education. The approach and model are illustrated through two cases involving reforms—one at the department level and another at the institutional level.

Original Publication Citation

Evans, N. W., Herichsen, L. E. (2008). “Long-term strategic incrementalism: An approach and a model for bringing about change in higher Seducation.” Innovative Higher Education. 33, 111–124.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2008-05-13

Publisher

Springer Publishing

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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