Looking Back, Moving Forward: Toward Collaborative Universities Articles uri icon

authors

  • MARTIN RIOS, CARLOS
  • Heckscher, Charles

publication date

  • January 2013

start page

  • 136

end page

  • 139

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 22

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1056-4926

abstract

  • Research universities and faculty face challenges to the very foundations of their legitimacy. Although many factors contribute to these strains, we focus on the organization and culture of universities to suggest that academicians need to rethink their age-old organizing norms to avoid outside pressures for more bureaucratic control that ostensibly seeks to improve institutional efficiency and responsiveness. We contend that these pressures, which are not beneficial for scholars, can only be avoided by opening universities to a wider range of stakeholders and by adopting more collaborative organizational practices. We offer a few reasonable suggestions for such changes.

keywords

  • collaborative university; professions; work organization; change