Planning for Higher Education Journal

Improving Institutional Effectiveness

Description and Application of an Implementation Model
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From Volume 36 Number 2 | January–March 2008
By Michael R. Sheldon, Andrew J. Golub, John R Langevin, Paulette A. St. Ours, Barbara J. Swartzlander

The higher education literature continues to highlight difficulties with efforts to implement and sustain institutional effectiveness activities. This article describes an implementation effectiveness model from the field of organizational management and applies it to the implementation of institutional effectiveness initiatives in higher education. As a predictive or evaluative tool regarding implementation success, the model can assist administrators, faculty and staff in developing targeted approaches to institutional effectiveness work within any institution of higher education. The authors share their experiences at the University of New England, illustrating the importance of key variables in the model.

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