Leading Academic Change
Vision, Strategy, Transformation

Paper: 978 1 62036 568 7 / $29.95
Published: January 2018  

Cloth: 978 1 62036 567 0 / $125.00
Published: January 2018  

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Publisher: Stylus Publishing
180 pp., 6" x 9"
Written by a sitting college president who has presided over transformative change at a state university, this book takes on the big questions and issues of change and change management, what needs to be done and how to do it. Writing in a highly accessible style, the author recommends changes for higher education such as the reallocation of resources to support full-time faculty members in foundation-level courses, navigable pathways from community college to the university, infusion rather than proliferation of courses, and the role of state universities in countering the disappearance of the middle class. The book describes how these changes can be made, as well as why we must make them if our society is to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents:
Foreword—Carol Geary Schneider

1) Transformation in Higher Education
2) A Vision Without a Strategy is a Fantasy
3) Braiding Together Equity and Quality
4) Across the Curriculum and Across the Campus: The Infusion Model
5) Exploding the Hierarchical Fallacy: The Significance of Foundation-Level Courses
6) Rethinking Remediation
7) Seamless Pathways From the Community Colleges to University Graduation
8) A Structured Four-Year Undergraduate Program
9) Putting Students First Is the Best Business Plan
10) Liberal Education and the Search for Truth in a Post-Truth World

About the Author

Reviews & Endorsements:
"College students were far more uniform in age, race, and socio-economic background a few decades ago than they are now, yet colleges and universities have often failed to design programs of study that work for these students. Leading Academic Change outlines the steps to take toward change on behalf of the new majority students, the non-white, low-income, working, second language, or adult learners who often find themselves in very unfamiliar territory in college classrooms.

This book is, above all, a call to give all students our very best, both in our classrooms and at our institutions. It is also a well-timed reminder that change is inevitable and that equity can be a means to achieving educational quality."
- Reflective Teaching
“In Leading Academic Change, Elaine P. Maimon has tapped her robust experience in university leadership to offer valuable insight and actionable ideas for higher education leaders focused on helping students persist, graduate and go on to lifelong learning and success.

Noting that first generation, low-income and returning adult students now make up the majority of undergraduates at America’s universities, Maimon rightly calls for more effective learning models for them than the century-old system characterized by two years of general education and two years of specialized study. Leading Academic Change provides a thought-provoking, worthwhile guide for leaders in education to manage change at a time when so much change is taking place. We owe it to our students to honor Maimon’s tenet of putting them first as we look to the future.”
- IBHE Bulletin