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Below are additional resources about organizational change in higher education. We have included a selection of higher education sites and publications that focus on organizational change.

Higher Education Sites

Listed below are higher education sites focused on organizational change.


Below are a list of publications focused on organizational change dating back to 1985.

  • Anderson, D. and Ackerman Anderson, L. (2010). Beyond change management: How to achieve breakthrough results through conscious change leadership. San Francisco, CA: Pfeifer.
  • Austin, A.E. (1990). Faculty cultures, faculty values. In W.G. Tierney (ed.), Assessing academic cultures and climates (pp. 61-74). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
  • Beerel, A. (2009). Leadership and change management. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Bridges, W. (1991). Managing transitions: Making the most of change. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley.
  • Bolman, L.G., and Deal, T.E. (2008). Reframing organizations: Artistry, choice, and leadership (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA.: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
  • Dolence, M.G., & Norris, D.M. (1995). Transforming higher education: A vision for learning in the 21st century. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Society for College and University Planning.
  • Drucker, P.F. (2009). Managing in a time of great change. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business Review.
  • Heath, C. and Heath, D. Switch: How to change things when change is hard. New York, NY: The Crown Publishing Group.
  • Harvard Business Review (2011). HBR’s 10 must reads on change management. Boston, MA; Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Holman, P., Devane, T., and Cady, S. (2007). The change handbook: The definitive resource on today’s best methods for engaging whole systems. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Jurow, S. (2006, February). Set in your ways? NACUBO Business Officer pp. 17-22.
  • Kegan, R., & Lahey, L. L. (2009). Immunity to change: How to overcome it and unlock potential in yourself and your organization. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business Press.
  • Kotter, J.P. Leading change. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.
  • Leitzel, J., Corvey, C., and Hiley, D. (2004, January/February). Integrated planning and change management at a research university. Change pp.37-43.
  • Lindblom, C.E. (1979). Still muddling, not yet through. Public Administration Review, 93(6), 517-526.
  • Massy, W.F., (2003). Honoring the trust: Quality and cost containment in higher education. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company.
  • Peterson, M.W., Anderson, A.D., McLendon, M.K., Park, L., and Tarbox, S. (2001). Change and transformation in higher education: An annotated bibliography. (2nd ed.). 
  • Peterson, M.W., & Spencer, M.G. (1990). Understanding academic culture and climate. In W.G. Tierney (Ed.), Assessing academic climates and cultures (pp. 3-18). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Quinn, J.B. (1989). Strategic change: "Logical incrementalism." Sloan Management Review, pp. 45-60.
  • Senge, P.M. (1999) The dance of change: The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization. New York, NY: Doubleday a division of Random House, Inc.
  • Senge, P.M. (2006). The fifth discipline. The art & practice of the learning organization. New York, NY: Doubleday.
  • Schein, E. H. (1985). Organizational culture and leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.