Processes, Problems, and Prospects for Innovating within the University: Lessons from 45 Experiences

Vallance, Theodori R.
December 1972
Journal of Higher Education;Dec1972, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p720
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the process, problem and prospect for doing innovation within the university. The structural changes required for this kind of innovation are depicted in the article. The article takes a look at the objectives and conflicts surrounding one aspect of change in institutions of higher education. Particularly, the development of elements within existing universities, essentially oriented towards dealing with social problems, will be examined. Structural innovations are required in the institutions of higher education to meet the social needs. These social needs include the more urgent social problems arising from major dysfunctions of important social systems such as unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, non-education in general, anomie, crime, mal-nutrition, chronic and widespread ill health, racial alienation and conflict, maladministration of justice and the failure or non-availability of wide ranges of human services-problems of a class endemic in social structure and on consensus serious, urgent and widespread.


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