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The Responsive University

Restructuring for High Performance

In The Responsive University, William G. Tierney brings together a distinguished group of practitioners and scholars to describe how colleges and universities might respond effectively to changing social, demographic, and political forces. In each chapter, the contributors diagnose a specific problem and show how solutions can be found by reorienting basic work structures and designing nimbler, more creative organizations. Their goal is to encourage systemic change throughout the academy, and they propose far-reaching changes in such areas as management, marketing, and assessment. The Responsive University provides practical, real-world solutions for achieving high performance in colleges and universities.

About the Author

William G. Tierney is the Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and the director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California. His books include Promotion and Tenure: Community and Socialization in Academe and Building Communities of Difference: Higher Education in the 21st Century.

Reviews

"The book's forward-thinking recommendations should provide useful guideposts as readers assess the challenges and constraints facing their own universities."—Elaine El-Khawas, Studies in Higher Education

"This book may startle some people . . . Definitely food for thought."—Virginia Quarterly Review

"The deliberately challenging essays provide both compelling arguments and practical discussions of the implications of these arguments . . . Like Tierney's other works . . . this volume is well edited, well written, and challenging."—Choice

"This book is about getting out of the box. It is about rethinking fundamental assumptions of higher education. To survive and thrive in the next century, colleges and universities will have to be responsive in the eyes of those being served."—Future Survey

"Their critical, balanced guide to the for-profit sector presents a welcome antidote to the ill-informed hysteria that has greeted its arrival on both sides of the pond."—Geoffrey Alderman, Times Higher Education Supplement

"Of interest to scholars and students in education and social sciences, this text would also revitalize the entire university community's conversations on removing barriers for student access and outcomes. Recommended."—Choice

"Tierney's discovery of core crisis in the academy's systems and structures is thought-provoking and intriguing. This fascinating book offers extremely valuable prescriptions for higher education's survival in the twenty-first century."—Barry Munitz, President and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust and former Chancellor of the California State University System

"Framing the right questions is always the hardest part of restructuring or of even thinking about restructuring higher education. The contributors to this book are some of the very few I would trust to reorganize my institution—and while I would fight them on many points, I would trust them to do it right in the end. This book is an easy read on a hard subject."—Michael A. Oliva, William B. Bates Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance, University of Houston Law Center

The Johns Hopkins University Press

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Other Titles by William G. Tierney

Diversifying Digital Learning

edited by William G. Tierney, Zoë B. Corwin, Amanda Ochsner
Feb 2018 - The Johns Hopkins University Press
$47.00 USD - Hardback
$47.00 USD - Electronic book text

Postsecondary Play

edited by William G. Tierney, Zoë B. Corwin, Tracy Fullerton, Gisele Ragusa
Feb 2017 - The Johns Hopkins University Press
$47.00 USD - Hardback
$32.00 USD - Electronic book text
$32.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Rethinking Education and Poverty

edited by William G. Tierney
Oct 2015 - The Johns Hopkins University Press
$77.00 USD - Hardback
$37.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$37.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in EDUCATION / Higher

Transylvania

John D. Wright, Jr.
Dec 2025 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$12.95 USD - Electronic book text

The NCAA and the Exploitation of College Profit-Athletes

Richard M. Southall, Mark S. Nagel, Ellen J. Staurowsky, Richard T. Karcher, Joel G. Maxcy
May 2023 - University of South Carolina Press
$104.99 USD - Hardback
$34.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Higher Education and the American Dream

Marvin Lazerson
Mar 2023 - Central European University Press
$65.00 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in Higher & further education, tertiary education

Transylvania

John D. Wright, Jr.
Dec 2025 - University Press of Kentucky
$30.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$12.95 USD - Electronic book text

The NCAA and the Exploitation of College Profit-Athletes

Richard M. Southall, Mark S. Nagel, Ellen J. Staurowsky, Richard T. Karcher, Joel G. Maxcy
May 2023 - University of South Carolina Press
$104.99 USD - Hardback
$34.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Shortchanged

Annie Abrams
Apr 2023 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text