Planning for Higher Education Journal

Organizational Change in Health Sciences

The Idaho State University Experience
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From Volume 42 Number 4 | July–September 2014
By Tracy J Farnsworth, J. Anthony Seikel, Linda C. Hatzenbuehler, Alan C. Frantz

During the 2009–10 academic year, Idaho State University embarked on a university-wide structural reorganization. This article describes the change process leading to the creation and development of the Division of Health Sciences, using John P. Kotter’s “8-Step Process for Leading Change” as the framework for analysis. The authors conclude that while the reorganization process generated controversy, it continues to be a work in progress and has resulted in noticeable benefits for the division.

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