April 29, 2012
Business Advice Meets Academic Culture
At the U. of North Texas at Dallas, 'disruptive innovation' raises hopes and fears
Brandon Thibodeaux for The Chronicle
The University of North Texas at Dallas was conceived 10 years ago as a public institution along tried-and-true lines—a comprehensive metropolitan university meant to serve a diverse student population and to improve the economic outlook of a part of the city that prosperity has left behind.
But that was before management consultants from the likes of Bain & Company began popping up at colleges. It was before disciples of Harvard Business School's Clayton M.