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Resilient Universities

Confronting Changes in a Challenging World

Jan Erik Karlsen and Rosalind Pritchard

Resilience is ostensibly acknowledged as a cross-disciplinary issue, yet resilience analysis has seldom been applied to the understanding of universities and the academic world. The contributions to this volume aim to fill this gap through the presentation of both theoretical and empirical studies.
The book’s title reflects the desire to extend the debate in new directions and to assemble a fresh set of models and tools for thinking about resilient universities. Bringing together a range of experts in the field, this collection marks a novel departure within the social sciences and is intended to act as a first step towards establishing a holistic approach to future university governance and adaptation.
Today’s European universities are confronted by profound changes. This book constitutes an accessibly written, polemical and bold exploration of how current crises facing higher education institutions could be more effectively addressed by institutional resilience and new forms of adaptive, future oriented governance.


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Table 2.1 Core Elements in HEI Governance Models 25 Table 3.1 Increasing Stratification 76 Table 4.1 Summary of the Megatrends’ Estimated Inf luence on Higher Education Institutions and Potential Institutional Responses 104–105 Table 6.1 Decision Structures in Single and Triple Authority Garbage Can Simulations 159 Table 6.2 Proportion of Choices that Resolve Problems by Load and Single Authority Decision Structure 161 Table 6.3 Proportion of Choices that Resolve Problems by Load and Triple Authority Decision Structure 162 Table 6.4 Ef fects of Variations in Load on Single and Triple Authority Garbage Can Simulations 163 Table 6.5 Ef fects of Variations in Load on MAGCM Simulations with Three Identical Authorities 164 Table 6.6 Ef fects of Variations in Load for the UHS Variety of Triple Authority MAGCM Simulations 169 Table 6.7 Ef fects of Variations in Load for the USS Triple Authority Variety of the MAGCM Simulations 171 Table 6.8 Two Specific Triple Authority Varieties of the MAGCM Simulations, Means Over All Load Levels 172 Table 6.9 Energy Distributions in the Garbage Can Model 187 Table 9.1 A Two-Way Typology of CAM Rationale and Activity 245 Table 9.2 Two-Way CAM Typology Applied to Limerick Institute of Technology 257 Table 11.1 Management Questions and Management Decisions Regarding Ef ficiency 286 xiv List of Tables Table 11.2 Top 10: University Dataset from THE WRU and Budget Data (2011/2012) 293 Table 11.3 Top 10: Simple Productivity Analysis Budget-Outcome- Indicators (Score per 1 mil. €) 294 Table 11.4 Top 17: Complex Productivity Analysis: Data Envelopment...

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