change assignment week 4
in order to lead change more strategically a leader needs options that really address the needs of the organizational culture of higher education. Buller presents two alternatives in this week’s reading for you to practice applying.
Review Buller’s perspective on alternatives to strategic planning (scenario planning and the strategic compass).
Revisit Chapter 3 in the Buller text to review the STEEPLED analysis (pp.68–70).
Select one of the three accountability measures shared in this week’s Discussion to focus on for this assignment.
Analyze the experience of using one of the approaches for change (scenario planning and the strategic compass):
What did you find most useful about it?
What would you change?
Do you agree with Buller’s perspective to move away from traditional strategic planning? Explain.
What additional questions does this exercise raise for you?
Buller, J. L. (2015). Change leadership in higher education: A practical guide to academic transformation. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Chapter 3, “Determining the Need for Change” (pp. 55–80)
Chapter 5, “Why Strategic Planning Doesn’t Work” (pp. 103–130)
Utah State Legislature. (n.d.). Digest of a review of two higher education accountability issues: Student assessment and faculty workload. Retrieved from http://le.utah.gov/audit/91_03dig.pdf
Cowan, K. (2013). Higher education’s higher accountability. American Council on Education. Retrieved from http://www.acenet.edu/the-presidency/columns-and-features/Pages/Higher-Education’s-Higher-Accountability.aspx
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. (2015). State education agencies nationwide. Retrieved from http://www.schev.edu/highered/StateEducationAgencies.asp