TITLE

Socialization to the Academic Culture: a Framework of Inquiry

AUTHOR(S)
MENDOZA, PILAR
PUB. DATE
December 2008
SOURCE
Revista de Estudios Sociales;dic2008, Issue 31, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this article is to provide a theoretical framework and methodology for the understanding and study of the academic culture. It is based on previous works on organizational culture with emphasis on sociological and cognitive perspectives and applicable to all types of organizations. In particular, this article describes the application of socialization and sensemaking perspectives to the formation and development of the organizational culture in academic departments with emphasis on how new faculty members socialize and engage in sensemaking as they gain full membership in their entering department. It also provides a specific methodology to systematically assess potential cultural shifts in academic departments as incoming faculty interact with faculty in the entering academic unit.
ACCESSION #
36043080

 

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