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dc.contributor.authorBrown, S.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-22T15:52:40Z
dc.date.available2015-10-22T15:52:40Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationBrown, S. (2014) You can’t always get what you want: Change management in Higher Education. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 31 (4), pp. 208-216en
dc.identifier.isbn9781783505241
dc.identifier.issn1065-0741
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11303
dc.description.abstractThis paper qualitatively describes an attempt to enhance curriculum design and delivery processes in universities through the development and introduction of new information systems and procedures. It examines the experiences of 5 out of the total 27 institutions involved in the UK JISC Curriculum Design and Delivery programme as they attempted to implement campus-wide changes. Common themes that emerged across all 5 projects were the interconnectedness of university systems, proliferation of alternative ‘feral’ systems, a tendency for project remits to drift, resistance from other parts of the institution, planning imperatives, staff turnover and dependency failures. Conclusions are that cultural change underpins effective innovation and that cultural change is harder than technical innovation. It is best achieved through participatory, campus-wide approaches, although a “submarine” strategy may be necessary to deflect opposition. Stakeholders should be kept informed about benefits to them and it is important for projects to be responsive and adaptive and to recognise that participatory approaches may be institutionally risky. It concludes with practical recommendations for achieving lasting large scale change in the higher education environment. The JISC Curriculum Design and Delivery programme was arguably the largest single coordinated ICT based change management programme yet seen in the UK and the findings of this study provide insights into common barriers to effective change in universities and how to overcome them.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.en
dc.subjectchange management, top-down, bottom-up, distributive, leadership, collaboration, participation, curriculum design, large scale, JISC, stakeholders, feral systems, resistanceen
dc.subjectChange Managementen
dc.subjecttop-downen
dc.subjectbottom-upen
dc.subjectdistributiveen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectcollaborationen
dc.subjectparticipationen
dc.subjectcurriculum designen
dc.subjectlarge scaleen
dc.subjectJISCen
dc.subjectstakeholdersen
dc.subjectferal systemsen
dc.subjectresistanceen
dc.titleYou can’t always get what you want: Change management in Higher Educationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/CWIS-07-2013-0030
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderJISCen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidJISC Curriculum Design Programmeen
dc.projectidn/aen


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