Joining theory and practice, How Colleges Change unmasks problematic assumptions that university leaders and change agents typically possess, and provides research-based principles for approaching change. Featuring case studies, teaching questions, change tools, and a greater focus on scaling change, this monumental new edition offers updated content and fresh insights into understanding, leading, and enacting change. Recognizing that internal and external conditions shape and frame change processes, Kezar presents an overarching practical toolkit—a framework for analyzing change, as well as a set of theoretical perspectives to apply that framework in order to custom-design a change process, no matter the organizational challenge or context. How Colleges Change is a crucial resource for aspiring and practicing campus leaders, higher education practitioners, scholars, faculty, and staff who want to become agents of change in their own institutions.

part 1|64 pages

Thinking Differently about Change

chapter 1|20 pages

Why Change?

chapter 2|20 pages

The Ethics of Change

chapter 3|22 pages

Theories of Change

Change Agent Guides

part 2|125 pages

A Multifaceted Framework for Understanding Change

chapter 4|17 pages

Type of Change

chapter 5|24 pages

Creating Deep Change

chapter 6|25 pages

Context of Change

chapter 7|23 pages

Leadership and Agency of Change

chapter 8|34 pages

A Multi-Theory Approach to Change

part 3|54 pages

Challenges for Change Agents in Our Time

chapter 9|19 pages

Change Implementation

Encounters with Resistance and Obstacles