Edition 195 - July 2017

The Self-organizing University: Designing the Higher Education Organization for Quality Learning and Teaching

Baine A., Zundans-Fraser L., The Self-organizing University: Designing the Higher Education Organization for Quality Learning and Teaching. Springer; 1st edition. 2017, ISBN:109811049165, Pages 192.

This book challenges learning and teaching in higher education with an original change approach entitled the Self-Organizing University (SOU). It assists universities in building 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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