ACPHS President Dewey has published an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education exploring how the decision-making process differs for colleges and universities seeking to thrive versus those focused on survival.
- What do we need to do to survive?
- What do we need to do to thrive?
- How can your department contribute to both?
The intent was for everyone to view the college through a broad lens and gain a deeper appreciation of how each department and office contributes to the whole. We cannot survive without everyone’s top effort and likewise we cannot thrive without the same commitment. I hoped that the exercise would demonstrate how important it is for everyone to be on the same page.
As it turned out, this line of questioning revealed more than I had anticipated. It became apparent that, while most people understood what was needed for our college to survive, we all had very different notions of what would constitute thriving.