Universities are competing in an environment in which only the most adaptable to sustainable change will prosper. In order to evolve in this challenging time, universities must embrace strategies for transformational change. This paper reviews two case studies that illustrate the universal applicability of theories of Change Science for achieving sustainable change in stressful times of prosperity and austerity. Understanding the phases of the Change Process that include Creating Vision, Implementing Vision, and Sustaining Vision can promote sustainable change directly related to the culture and mission of the institution.
Ferguson, Paul W.; Hall, Gene E.; and Hopwood, Julie D.
"Leading and Managing the 21st Century Research University: Creating, Implementing, and Sustaining Strategic Change,"
International Journal of Leadership and Change: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijlc/vol3/iss1/4