Monthly Archives: October 2015

EDEV_503 Week 3_4

Jam. wrote; Do you think BILGI is supporting any particular party? Are post-secondary institutions supposed to be partisans or non-partisan? I am making assumptions here; what if someone with conservative views applies to be employed at BILGI, would they be employed … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 3_3

P, your example of being ignored during the process of change instigation must have been painful initially and melancholic later. Did you receive any credit for the ensuing change? That change process didn’t seem to include any user feedback mechanisms … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 3_2

I agree with your characterisations of the organisational cultures in Bilgi and Inti. From the information given, it does appear that Bilgi emphasises democratic and liberal values (Laureate, 2011a). And by the same token, Inti’s focus on the development of … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 3_1

I’m interested in the comments about accreditation: that change followed the accreditation process. I would like to ask about how much influence accreditation organisations have in shaping the institutional structure and culture of an assessed university. This issue is complex … Continue reading

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Module 3 Week 3 Initial Post

An organisation’s mission shapes and influences every action within that institution. The mission itself, though, is not derived through a simple process. Imagine if you will a university president stating a mission in an environment that has multiple factions pushing … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_9

I thoroughly enjoyed your analysis of Barnett and agreed with many of your points. I’d like to elaborate on just one of them here: the hidden narrative of control that Barnett overlooks. Your description of the budget allocation on adjunct … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_8

You raise a number of critical issues that underpin the difficulties in achieving consensus in the universities towards this week’s topic of agreeing a philosophy of HE and working towards learning organisations. I’d like to address two points you raise: … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_7

You ask, “Do you think that the way universities are ranked and ways in which professors are recognized also encourages research vs. teaching?” This question is very complex. By complex, I mean that there are various agents involved whose interface … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_6

I enjoyed your question about the ‘confusion and chaos’ in universities as they are forced to interact more with society. Your answer is that there is now a good opportunity to reassess the role of the university. I’d like to … Continue reading

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EDEV_503 Week 1_5

Thanks for responding to my question. I should have made my point more explicit. Please allow me to rephrase it. There are marginalised poor in many first-world countries and even more in the developing world. However, none of these would … Continue reading

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