Redesigning Higher Education
A Small New England Public University Changes Higher Education
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Chapter 1. History and Experiences Before Plymouth
- Chapter 2. Coming to Plymouth
- Chapter 3. Plymouth State Challenges Then and Now
- Chapter 4. Landscapes in Higher Education
- Chapter 5. Navigating Change in Higher Education: Plymouth State University
- Chapter 6. Integration
- Chapter 7. Perspectives: Consequences and Challenges of Revolutionary Change
- Appendix: Presidential Blog Series
- Further Reading
- Author and Contributor Biographies
Donald L. Birx, Annette M. Holba,
and Patricia T. Bahr
Redesigning Higher Education
A Small New England Public University
Changes Higher Education
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About the author
Donald L. Birx is the president of Plymouth State University. Prior to Plymouth, he was the Chancellor at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Interim Vice Provost/President for Research at New Mexico State University; and Vice Chancellor /President for Research at the University of Houston.
Annette M. Holba recieved a PhD in Rhetoric from Duquesne University in 2005. She has two master’s degrees, one in Liberal Studies (Rutgers University 1998) and one in Personal and Organizational Wellness (Plymouth State University 2019). She currently teaches in Communication, Organizational Wellness, and Educational Leadership.
Patricia T. Bahr is Executive Associate to the President at Plymouth State University. She has a B.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in Toxicology. Prior to coming to Plymouth, she conducted research at Sloan- Kettering and in the pharmaceutical industry.
About the book
Redesigning Higher Education: A Small New England Public University Changes Higher Education tells the story of how Plymouth State University (New Hampshire), a small New England public university, is changing the face and future of higher education for the 21st century. This is the Plymouth Experiment. The authors highlight ongoing change and transformation at Plymouth State University during challenging demographic and financial times in higher education. With many institutions merging or closing across the nation, Plymouth State University’s fifteenth president brought a vision for organizational transformation grounded in holistic integration with student-centered decision-making. The transformation began with reorganizing twenty-four academic departments and three colleges into seven Integrated Clusters of discipline-based communities. Redesigning Higher Education uses a storytelling narrative approach to provide a practical application of the radical changes meant to transform the higher education experience.
“Redesigning Higher Education: A Small New England Public University Changes Higher Education situates change and innovation within a particular organizational narrative and context. The authors demonstrate the collaborative spirit they strongly promote by exploring the intersection of theory and practice as it unfolds on their campus.”
—Brent Sleasman, President, Winebrenner Theological Seminary
“The story of Plymouth State University is a story of institutional transformation through the willingness to take risks and embrace change. Leaders at all levels have created a leaner, more focused institution through the integration of systems and processes—integration that can serve as a model for other institutions, both public and private.”
—Betsy Barefoot, Senior Scholar, Gardner Institute for Excellence
in Undergraduate Education
This eBook can be cited
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Chapter 1. History and Experiences Before Plymouth
Chapter 3. Plymouth State: Challenges Then and Now
Chapter 4. Landscapes in Higher Education
Chapter 5. Navigating Change in Higher Education: Plymouth State University
Chapter 7. Perspectives: Consequences and Challenges of Revolutionary Change
Appendix: Presidential Blog Series
Donald L. Birx
Author and Contributor Biographies
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2020. XXIV, 210 pp., 10 b/w ill., 2 tables