Discussion Collaboration and Culture EDUC 61757


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In this week’s video, Dr. Trachtenberg discusses positive and negative catalysts for collaboration on campus, such as students noticing trash in the local parks or being drafted for military service.

He also gives an example of imposing a tuition increase on rising first-year students rather than on students who are already enrolled. Although he attributes that decision to the fact that rising first-years have other choices, others might call it a political calculation. Rising first-years are less likely to organize and make trouble for the university.

EDUC-6157 Week 07


Post your response to the following:

  • What is the relationship between collaboration and organizing? Are they the same or different? Where are their roots in the models or cultures that you’ve learned about in this course?


    Tierney, W. G. (2008). The impact of culture on organizational decision making: Theory and practice in higher education. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
    • Chapter 8, "A Cultural Perspective on Communication and Governance"
    Kezar, A., Eckel, P., Contreras-McGavin, M., & Quaye, S. J. (2008). Creating a web of support: An important leadership strategy for advancing campus diversity. Higher Education, 55(1), 69–92. doi: 10.1007/s10734-007-9068-2
    Gallos, J. V. (2009). Reframing shared governance: Rediscovering the soul of campus collaboration. Journal of Management Inquiry, 18(2), 136–138.
    Fear, F. A., & Doberneck, D. M. (2004). Collegial talk: A powerful tool for change. About Campus, 9(1), 11–19.


    Garrison, D. R., & Akyol, Z. (2009). Role of instructional technology in the transformation of higher education. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 21(1), 19-30.Note:Retrieved from the ProQuest Central database.
    Kezar, A. J., & Lester, J. (2009). Organizing higher education for collaboration: A guide for campus leaders. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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