September 30, 2013
What Are the Barriers to Innovation?
Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle
There has been a lot of talk lately about innovation in academe. Many colleges are taking a fresh look at what is taught, how, and by whom. Some are also re-examining their physical spaces, trying to better track their students, or experimenting with ways to improve quality and lower costs. But how realistic is it to expect institutions with long histories and traditional academic structures and cultures to be able to change? And can meaningful change stick? We asked a group of scholarly