A Year of Living Dangerously: Academic Reorganization at an Urban, Regional Comprehensive University in the United States

By Lynn Kuzma.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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This article recounts the experience of a “founding” dean who began her tenure on the eve of a major university reorganization, which included the establishment of a new college, as well as a reorganization of academic departments within it. It explores the concepts of shared governance and recounts the battle for power and control between faculty and administrators at a time of fiscal crisis. It concludes with lessons learned after a year of turmoil.

Keywords: Faculty Governance, University Reorganization, University Management

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.67-76. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 361.806KB).

Dr. Lynn Kuzma

Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine, USA

Lynn Kuzma is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations. Her major areas of study and publication include United States Foreign Policy, Terrorism, and the United Nations. She is also interested in pedagogy, specifically active learning strategies, civic engagement and service learning.


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