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Organizational Learning Contracts: New and Traditional Colleges

Paul S. Goodman


This book is about a new concept – Organizational Learning Contracts (OLCs). An OLC is a shared agreement among the major parties in an educational institution (faculty, staff, students) about what, how, where, and when learning should take place. The book examines the consequences of strong and weak contracts in new and comparable traditional institutions. It is divided into two sections: (1) theory and research evidence and (2) practice. The book develops the concept of the OLC, builds measures of this concept, and then looks at the consequences of strong versus weak contracts on student and ... More

Keywords: higher education, learning contract, institutional effectiveness, new universities, student expectations, learning, theory/practice, educational change

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199738656
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738656.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul S. Goodman, author
Carnegie Mellon University
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