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Bergquist, William H.

Works: 51 works in 176 publications in 2 languages and 7,227 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by William H Bergquist
The four cultures of the academy : insights and strategies for improving leadership in collegiate organizations by William H Bergquist( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is well known that every organization has its own distinct culture, and there is a growing recognition of the importance of an understanding of organizational culture as a tool for institutional effectiveness. But those who manage and lead academic organizations will fail in their efforts unless they recognize that there are in fact not one but four distinct cultures coexisting in the academy." "In this book, based on more than twenty years of research, William H. Bergquist presents a comprehensive analysis of the four distinct cultures in higher education--collegial, managerial, developmental, and negotiating--to show how the image, traditions, and character of institutions are shaped by the four cultures interacting within them. The author details how these cultures interrelate and how they influence the individuals--administrators, faculty, staff, and students--who work and live within the institution. And he shows how an understanding of the four cultures can improve leadership, communication, interpersonal relations, and decision making in an academic organization." "Drawing on numerous case studies, as well as on his own work with more than three thousand faculty members and four hundred collegiate institutions, Bergquist reveals the profound ways--both beneficial and adverse--in which the cultures affect both individuals and institutions and explains how all types of collegiate institutions are amenable to the four cultures. He illustrates how each culture promotes different assumptions about and strategies for organizational improvement. And he shows how effective strategies for change, if they are to succeed, must take all four cultures into account." "The Four Cultures of the Academy offers strategies that can help higher education administrators and faculty to understand and improve programs and policies, strengthen relationships with others in the institution, and provide more effective institutional leadership."--Jacket
Designing undergraduate education by William H Bergquist( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to the customary practice of administrators and faculty designing undergraduate programs only in terms of content and sequence, this book encourages presidents, deans, department heads, curriculum specialists, and faculty to take a broader perspective on program planning. Specifically, it advocates consideration of (1) how time and space can be used more efficiently; (2) how campus and community resources can be more advantageously allocated; (3) how departments and degree programs can be better organized; (4) how teaching and assessment methods can be more meaningfully employed; and (5) how effective utilization of all resources can facilitate student learning. The six major components of contemporary undergraudate programs--time, space, resources, organization, procedures, and outcomes--are identified and systematically examined. In separate chapters, all the options for designing each of these components are described, specific examples from hundreds of colleges that have implemented them are offered, and reasons for the success of some of the best are suggested. A wide range of program designs, from the most traditional to the highly innovative, are described and evaluated, with strengths and weaknesses discussed. Ways colleges successfully deal with problems of shifting student interests and diminishing resources are discussed, along with programs that suit the needs of the growing population of adult, women, and minority students. An extensive bibliography is included. (Lb)
Planning effectively for educational quality by William H Bergquist( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our fifties : voices of men and women reinventing their lives by William H Bergquist( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While many books address the issues that arise for people in their thirties and forties, little has been written about the unique challenges, joys, and fears that individuals encounter in their fifties. What can those in their fifties or those approaching that age expect from this time? What can they do to make the most of these years? In Our Fifties shows that this age is not simply a time to prepare for "endings" but a vibrant period of new beginnings, a time for reevaluation, reinvention, and development. Through extensive interviews with people in their fifties and through insights from personal experience, the authors offer a unique and thorough look at the lives of men and women in this age group - their evolving self images, their changing relationships with their families, spouses, or lovers, and their maturing view of the world at large
The vitality of senior faculty members : snow on the roof, fire in the furnace by Carole J Bland( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract from ERIC database describing version attached as PDF: This report examines issues concerned with the vitality and productivity of senior faculty at institutions of higher education. The first section reviews shifting faculty demographics and is followed by a case study of the career of one professor. Next, research on the productivity of senior faculty in teaching, research, and service is reviewed. The following section identifies, in the context of research on adult development, specific internal factors affecting productivity, including: socialization, motivation, content knowledge and skills, networking and professional communication, having several projects under way simultaneously, autonomy and commitment, and morale. Institutional factors affecting productivity are considered in the context of career development theory. They include: clear goals, institutional culture, a positive climate, participative governance, rewards, opportunities for revitalization, and effective leadership. The report concludes that: (1) there appears to be no significant decline related to age in faculty competence or productivity; (2) internal and institutional factors should be addressed to preserve faculty vitality; and (3) senior faculty frequently experience a shift in their priorities and values. It urges a comprehensive approach to faculty vitality and identifies specific strategies to address individual, institutional, and leadership vitality. An appendix reviews the studies cited in the monograph. (Contains approximately 225 references.) (DB)
The Postmodern organization : mastering the art of irreversible change by William H Bergquist( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the characteristics of postmodern organizational forms and dynamics and compares them to those of organizational they functioned in the premodern and modern worlds and continue to function in the hybrid reality of our emerging postmodern world
Building strategic relationships : how to extend your organization's reach through partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures by William H Bergquist( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building Strategic Relationships provides an in-depth look at why partnerships succeed and fail. For managers, consultants, educators, and other professionals, this book shows how partners as diverse as Lesher Communications, Norpac, Arthur Andersen, and the Alameda County School System have made the most of their partnering opportunities by choosing alliances with care, managing the day-to-day relationship, and continually reviewing the nature of the partnership and its usefulness. Drawing from more than two hundred interviews and seventy-five case studies of both successful and unsuccessful partnerships in business, communities, and education, this book demonstrates how public and private sector organizations are reducing costs, leveraging limited resources, broadening markets, creating "intrapreneurial" organizations within their companies, and tackling projects too expensive or too risky to face alone
A handbook for faculty development by William H Bergquist( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faculty development has become an increasingly prominent concept for a growing number of faculty and administrators in American colleges and universities. To bring about the significant improvements in instruction demanded by the new and difficult issues facing higher education in the 1970's, it is essential that a faculty development program be both comprehensive and based on a set of diverse, though related strategies. Our proposed approach to faculty development is based on the assumption that significant changes must take place at the three levels of attitude, process, and structure. This handbook, designed as a self-contained guide to faculty development, presents both theoretical guidelines and practical suggestions for actually doing faculty development. The first section presents a brief overview of faculty development. Next follow sections on instructional, organizational, and personal development. Each of these sections contains separate chapters on such issues as classroom observation and diagnosis, decision-making, and helping skills. Each chapter typically includes an introductory discussion followed by related instruments, handouts, and exercises. A final section suggests a number of ways colleges and universities can develop and sustain their own faculty development programs. (Author/KE)
Engaging the six cultures of the academy : revised and expanded edition of The four cultures of the academy by William H Bergquist( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Four Cultures of the Academy, William H. Bergquist identified four different, yet interrelated, cultures found in North American higher education: collegial, managerial, developmental, and advocacy. In this new and expanded edition of that classic work, Bergquist and coauthor Kenneth Pawlak propose that there are additional external influences in our global culture that are pressing upon the academic institution, forcing it to alter the way it goes about its business. Two new cultures are now emerging in the academic institution as a result of these global, external forces: the virtual culture, prompted by the technological and social forces that have emerged over the past twenty years, and the tangible culture, which values its roots, community, and physical location and has only recently been evident as a separate culture partly in response to emergence of the virtual culture. These two cultures interact with the previous four, creating new dynamics. distributed by Syndetic Solutions, LLC
Quality through access, access with quality : the new imperative for higher education by William H Bergquist( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, William H. Bergquist draws on thirty years of experience in both traditional and nontraditional colleges and universities to take a provocative look at the often tense interplay between the objectives of quality and access in American higher education. Quality without access, Bergquist argues, is untenable in light of today's diverse student populations, just as access without quality is sham education. Bergquist begins by showing how traditional definitions of quality, which tend to reflect the world of four-year residential colleges and universities, fail to embrace the realities of today's commuter students, returning adults, and multicultural populations. Using the example of a hypothetical collegiate institution, Bergquist reveals the pressures that can build up in traditional academic settings when quality and access are in conflict with each another. He then redefines quality in light of the need for access and points to the experience of nontraditional institutions to demonstrate how quality and access can be equal and achievable objectives in today's postsecondary environment. Achieving access with quality, Bergquist notes, will require changes not only within academic institutions, but also in assessment and accreditation policies and practices. He proposes new methods of assessing and determining quality, sets out quality-management procedures for ensuring ongoing commitment to access with quality, and concludes with advice to institutional leaders for promoting these dual and essential objectives
Educating learners of all ages( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stroke survivors by William H Bergquist( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers first-hand accounts of victims experiencing strokes and of the recovery process, with a section on "helping the survivor" for families and caregivers. Based on a three-year study of seventy stroke survivors
A Comprehensive approach to institutional development( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing teaching improvement programs by Jack Lindquist( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons learned about the development of teaching improvement programs are presented in this sourcebook. Drawn from workshops, conferences, social consultations, audiovisual presentations, and brochures, this collection is intended as a resource tool and is directed at improving the educational process of colleges and universities. Chapters include: Approaches to Collegiate Teaching Improvement (Jack Lindquist); Teaching and Learning (Jack Lindquist); The Liberal Arts College (William Bergquist); The University Center (Chester Case); The Nontraditional Setting (Thomas Clark); and Professional Development in the Interinstitutional Setting (Lance Buhl). A summary chapter deals with the purpose of teaching improvement, structure staffing, program activities, finances, evaluation, strategies for program implementation, resistance to teaching improvement programs, strategies for change, and tips of the trade. Appended are four brief directories of selected teaching improvement programs in liberal arts colleges, university centers, community colleges, and interinstitutional settings. A bibliography and project list are also included. (Lc)
Handbook for college administration by Benjamin E Sprunger( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of two years of program experimentation, research, and writing, this handbook is the fourth in a series of practical guides for college faculty and administrators who wish to improve the quality of teaching, learning, and management in their institutions. In Chapter 1 the roots of modern management are traced back thousands of years and it is argued that management is an honorable and essential human enterprise. Principles of administration are discussed and collegiate administration is seen as a management process involving six key functions, which are systematically treated in the subsequent six chapters of the handbook. Chapter 2 provides a general perspective on institutional planning. In Chapter 3 the function of organizing is discussed, along with the factors that influence it, and the three basic organizations with which the chief administrative officer must work: the board of trustees, the administrative structure and the committee structure. Staffing is addressed in Chapter 4, including personnel planning, formulating job descriptions, locating candidates, and assessing and selecting applicants. Chapter 5 deals with the function of leading, and evaluating is the focus of Chapter 6. The handbook concludes in Chapter 7 with a statement about the vital role that developing professional, personal, and organizational skills can play in a comprehensive personnel program. Numerous practical suggestions for programming are offered. Appended are documents on career development leaves, discussions about work, a management development plan, administrative development workshop designs, and model-netics: a management training program. (Lbh)
Consultation in higher education : a handbook for practitioners and clients by Daniel H Pilon( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for new consultants or those who will be employing them, this manual focuses on principles of consultation and the use and training of consultants in colleges and universities. The role and functions of a consultant, the consulting process (from introductory to exiting stages), and three models of consultation are presented in the first section. They reflect the consultant's point of view and specific considerations that should be in the consultant's mind throughout a consulting relationship. The second section, on using and training consultants, proposes a procedure especially helpful for first-time users of consultation. This section also: describes consultation from the client's point of view (concluding with a discussion of the techniques for evaluating consultancies and the way in which this information can be used); identifies common purposes for which clients may seek consulting help (as advocate, reactor, evaluator, etc.); outlines processes used to train consultants and clients; and offers thoughts on values and ethical considerations for consultants and clients. Evaluation forms and questionnaires are included throughout the handbook. A brief glossary, a history of the Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges' National Consulting Network, and a 38-item bibliography are appended. (Phr)
Solutions : a guide to better problem solving by Steven R Phillips( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for faculty development, volume 3 by William H Bergquist( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing teaching improvement programs : a sourcebook based on pilot projects supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handbook for faculty development, volume 2 by William H Bergquist( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook reflects diverse approaches to faculty development gained through direct contact with more than 200 colleges and universities. It contains theoretical background and exercises, instruments, and handouts on such topics as: models for faculty development, faculty motivation, portfolio evaluation, instructional development, course design, organizational and personal development, leadership, interpersonal skills, life planning, values clarification, program development and evaluation, the community development approach, and the evaluation of faculty development programs. (Mse)
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In our fifties : voices of men and women reinventing their lives
The vitality of senior faculty members : snow on the roof, fire in the furnaceThe Postmodern organization : mastering the art of irreversible changeBuilding strategic relationships : how to extend your organization's reach through partnerships, alliances, and joint venturesEngaging the six cultures of the academy : revised and expanded edition of The four cultures of the academyStroke survivors
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Bergquist, William

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