Oct 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDL 732 - Creativity and Leadership in Challenging Times

This course outlines the challenges leaders in higher education must face: accountability, autonomy, governance, resources, multiple stakeholders and interest groups, enrollments, capacity, the tension between centralization and decentralization, ambiguity and multiple interpretations of mission and purpose. One role of a leader in challenging times is to make sense of the challenges through providing a frame - or multiple frames - of reference providing a more comprehensive understanding of the challenge and what is possible. Students will learn how to take a multi-paradigmatic approach to understanding how, as a creative leader, one can lead an organization in challenging times. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the theories, based on empirical research, can be used in leading a college. More importantly, students will learn how to build upon these theories to effectively and creatively address institutional challenges. 

Credits: 3