Resilient Universities: Confronting Changes in a Challenging by Jan Erik Karlsen, Rosalind Pritchard

By Jan Erik Karlsen, Rosalind Pritchard

Resilience is ostensibly stated as a cross-disciplinary factor, but resilience research has seldom been utilized to the certainty of universities and the tutorial global. The contributions to this quantity goal to fill this hole in the course of the presentation of either theoretical and empirical studies.
The book’s name displays the will to increase the controversy in new instructions and to collect a clean set of types and instruments for puzzling over resilient universities. Bringing jointly various specialists within the box, this assortment marks a singular departure in the social sciences and is meant to behave as a primary step in the direction of setting up a holistic method of destiny college governance and edition.
Today’s ecu universities are faced through profound adjustments. This publication constitutes an accessibly written, polemical and ambitious exploration of ways present crises dealing with greater schooling associations can be extra successfully addressed by means of institutional resilience and new varieties of adaptive, destiny orientated governance.

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Robust organizations have an open mind towards the use of past practice; they simultaneously both believe and doubt their past experience. It is the pitting of an acquired organizational competence or skill against unprogrammed incidences or situations. Taken together anticipation and resilience impact on the institutional mindfulness which in turn af fects the capability to discover and manage unexpected events. Weick et al. (1999: 89–90) draw on the work of Langer (1989, 1997) who sees mindfulness as a process of drawing ‘novel distinctions’, so that the organization can keep itself situated in and updated on the present.

While meeting the Darwinian survival criterion of the fittest, super-resilient universities of today develop and nurse talent, discover and engage in important themes, and instigate life-long obsessions of learning and knowledge in students, staf f and faculty.  Pritchard Conclusion European universities are confronted with unprecedented challenges that have been identified by some observers as a paradigm shift. Falling demographic trends, stagnating economies, government debts and pressure for certain outcomes are making it dif ficult for some institutions to achieve sustainability, let alone prosperity.

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