Bibliography: Climate Change (page 463 of 472)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the Water Protectors . Info website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Mary Ellen Bobp, Debora Richey, Robin N. Downes, Janet M. Fitchen, Scott Heller, Amanda Bennett, J. Anthony Riffel, Clifford A. Lynch, Mary Elizabeth Clack, and Robert M. Jr. Robertson.

Bobp, Mary Ellen; Richey, Debora (1994). Serving Secondary Users: Can It Continue?, College & Undergraduate Libraries. Evaluates the effect of budget cuts on undergraduate library services to secondary users. Topics discussed include the reasons for the public's increased use of academic libraries; how academic libraries are responding to such demands; and strategies for implementing new service and access policies. A brief bibliography and a sample library policy are appended. (21 references) Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Background, Budgeting

Stewart, Jasmine (1994). Higher-Education Trends and Indicators, Chronicle of Higher Education. Trends in three major areas relating to higher education are charted: College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) performance since 1990; the employment outlook until 2005 for major occupational groups; and the relationship of college faculty pay to the cost of living since 1987-88. Descriptors: College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Cost Indexes, Economic Change

Riffel, J. Anthony (1994). The Struggle to Find a Future: Money, Politics, and Leadership in Universities, Canadian Journal of Higher Education. It is argued that, although Canadian universities face serious problems of money, morale, and purpose, their main problem may be that they are ill-equipped for constructive, institutionwide problem solving because of a preoccupation with finances, lack of useful decision-making or decision-implementing structures, and neglect of their own organizational limitations. Descriptors: College Administration, College Environment, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)

Ryan, James D. (1988). Down the Up Staircase: The Impact of Open Admissions in the City University of New York on Community College Faculty, Community Review. Describes the implementation of open admissions at Bronx Community College (New York), and its impact on faculty. Identifies immediate results, including growth in enrollments and faculty, and the reallocation of academic resources to remediation. Considers subsequent financial problems, faculty retrenchment, and enrollment declines. Discusses the limitations and successes of open admissions. Descriptors: Access to Education, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development

Downes, Robin N. (1987). Managing for Innovation in the Age of Information Technology, Journal of Library Administration. Discusses the need for innovative management techniques if integrated library systems are to be implemented successfully, as well as the opportunity the installation process provides to reexamine the organizational structure and objectives of the library and to introduce a creative organizational environment. Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Change Strategies, Employer Employee Relationship, Entrepreneurship

Bennett, Amanda (1990). The Death of the Organization Man. This book, the result of hundreds of interviews with chief executive officers and consultants, academics, economists, and government officials, relates what happened at many large American companies when corporate restructuring/downsizing began to occur during the 1980s. The book is mainly constructed from the vantage points of the many middle managers who suffered the loss of their jobs and self esteem in the process. As background, the book first presents a concise history of business as practiced in the United States. Then it notes that although the first schools which offered business courses date from the 1820s (and the prestigious Wharton undergraduate school of business from 1881), the rise of a bureaucratic managerial class really began at the end of World War II when thousands of returning servicemen studying on the GI Bill democratized university campuses and flooded business schools. According to the book, corporations hired middle managers at an unprecedented rate through the 1960s and 1970s. And without exception, the managerial workers profiled in the book are educated (most with MBA degrees) men and women with a strong sense of corporate loyalty who felt themselves betrayed by events over which they had no control. Noting that what this downsizing means for the nation's business schools is still unclear, the book concludes that although life outside the "organization" can mean less money and stability for individual managers, it can also lead to new, more satisfying careers as independents and entrepreneurs. Descriptors: Career Change, Case Studies, Futures (of Society), Higher Education

Guthrie, James W. (1985). The Educational Policy Consequences of Economic Instability: The Emerging Political Economy of American Education, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Persistant economic uncertainty fueled by continuing conditions such as high federal deficits, nagging unemployment, foreign trade imbalances, and growing overseas borrowings has evoked intensified public faith in education as a means for regaining U.S. economic vitality. Descriptors: Business Cycles, Decentralization, Economic Climate, Educational Change

Lynch, Clifford A. (1997). The Changing Role in a Networked Information Environment, Library Hi Tech. Reviews traditional issues surrounding authorization and authentication in an organization-centered framework and introduces new interorganizational issues that dominate networked information environment. Describes three major approaches to authentication and authorization for the interorganizational environment and discusses the following nontechnical issues: privacy, liability, and trust policies. Descriptors: Change, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Information Networks

Fitchen, Janet M. (1987). When Communities Collapse: Implications for Rural America, Human Services in the Rural Environment. The decline of agriculture in the 1920s and 1930s was compounded by the subsequent collapse of the rural social community, leaving the rural poor without a community and thus exacerbating and prolonging their poverty. Present restructuring of agriculture in the United States may have a similar impact on rural communities. Descriptors: Agribusiness, Agricultural Trends, Community Change, Community Development

Astin, Alexander W. (1993). Higher Education and the Concept of Community. Fifteenth David Dodds Henry Lecture. This lecture decries the lack of any real sense of community in the modern university. It argues that the fundamental difficulty of creating a greater sense of community in higher education institutions is a problem of values. Competitiveness and materialism are emphasized more than those values that support and nurture a sense of community. There is an undervaluing of "good colleagueship," a phrase meant to communicate the extent to which one faculty member can positively influence another. A survey of over 400 institutions of higher education revealed great variation in the priority they gave to developing a sense of community among students and faculty. Consideration is given to understanding why, among the 50 institutions giving the highest priority to developing community, all but three were private and none were research universities. Following an analysis of the tension between the concepts of individualism and community in today's higher education institutions, the lecture explores some ways that community values can be emphasized in research universities and makes a case for the centrality of community as a guiding value in higher education. Responses to the lecture are provided by four faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including Philip Garcia, Carol Thomas Neely, Philip A. Sandberg, and Steve Tozer. (Contains 15 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, Collegiality, Community

Robertson, Robert M. Jr. (1997). Walking the Talk: Organizational Modeling and Commitment to Youth and Staff Development, Child Welfare. Notes that effective staff development and positive youth development practice share many philosophical and structural similarities. Examines the relationship between youth and staff development and the long-term implications of organizational commitment to the youth-serving movement's newest paradigm-positive youth development. Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Human Services, Organizational Change

Heller, Scott (1987). Finance: The Stock Market and the Campuses, Chronicle of Higher Education. The effects of the October 1987 stock market crash on older faculty pension funds, gifts and capital drives, endowment funds, and foundation losses and cutbacks are examined. Descriptors: College Faculty, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Educational Finance

Kuzmin, Evgeny (1993). From Totalitarianism to Democracy: Russian Libraries in Transition, American Libraries. Discusses past influences on Russia's libraries, examines current improvements in the Russian library situation, and considers prospects for the future. Highlights include the publishing industry; government economic problems; financial support from trade unions; outdated materials; dissatisfied users; and censorship under past regimes. Descriptors: Censorship, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Financial Support

Welsh, Patrick (1986). What Reform?, Educational Leadership. A teacher explores the recent educational reform movement and discusses the studies of schools done by Sociologist Christopher Jencks in the 1970s. An important idea that can be extrapolated from Jencks' studies is that schools should function more like families than factories. This would empower teachers and make schooling more equitable, challenging, and humane. Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Environment

Clack, Mary Elizabeth (1993). Organizational Development and TQM: The Harvard College Library's Experience, Journal of Library Administration. Summarizes the experience of the Harvard College Library (Massachusetts) with Total Quality Management (TQM) and its plans for a pilot implementation and training process. The strength of the approach is shown to lie in the broadly based membership of the steering committee, commitment to group process, and ongoing communication efforts with staff. Descriptors: Administrative Principles, College Libraries, Higher Education, Library Administration

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