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Tierney, William G.

Works: 128 works in 353 publications in 1 language and 25,105 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Computer games  Video games  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by William G Tierney
Increasing access to college : extending possibilities for all students( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic outlaws : queer theory and cultural studies in the academy by William G Tierney( )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly yet provocatively written, Academic Outlaws presents a comprehensive discussion of how life in academe is experienced by gay men and lesbian women. Using a narrative style that mixes autobiography, case study data, and fiction, author William G. Tierney provides timely insight into the challenges these people face in higher education and proposes an alternative process for redefining long-established cultural norms
Representation and the text : re-framing the narrative voice by William G Tierney( )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on representations of contested realities in qualitative research. The authors examine two separate, but interrelated, issues: criticisms of how researchers use "voice", and suggestions about how to develop experimental voices that expand the range of narrative strategies." "Changing relationships between researchers and respondents dictate alterations in textual representations - from the "view from nowhere" to the view from a particular location, and from the omniscient voice to the polyvocality of communities of individuals. Examples of new representations and textual experiments provide models for how some authors have struggled with voice in their texts, and in so doing, broaden who they and we mean by "us"."--Jacket
Governance and the public good by William G Tierney( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of culture on organizational decision-making : theory and practice in higher education by William G Tierney( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The message of this book is that understanding organizational culture is critical for those who recognize that academe must change, but are unsure how to make that change happen. An understanding of culture enables an organization's participants to interpret the institution to themselves and others, and in consequence, to propel the institution forward." "An organization's culture is reflected in what is done, how it is done, and who is involved in doing it. It concerns decisions, actions, and communication on an instrumental and symbolic level. This book considers various facets of academic culture, discusses how to study it, how to analyze it, and how to improve it in order to move colleges and universities aggressively into the future, while maintaining core academic values."--Jacket
For-profit colleges and universities : their markets, regulation, performance, and place in higher education by William G Tierney( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a clear-eyed and balanced analysis of for-profit colleges and universities (FPCUs), reviewing their history, business strategies, and management practices; setting them in the context of marketplace conditions, the framework of public policy and government regulations; and viewing them in the light of the public good. Individual chapters variously explore FPCU's governance, how they develop courses and programs, and the way they define faculty work; present findings from in-depth interviews with part-time and full-time faculty to understand how external forces and the imperative of profit generation affect faculty roles and responsibilities of faculty; analyze policy considerations that affect FPCUs, including federal regulation and oversight, accountability and assessment, and the legal and regulatory issues FPCUs face internationally; and finally address the notion of academic freedom and the distribution of public monies to FPCUs. Looking beyond FPCUs' current strategy of offering career programming to non-traditional students, the book reveals how they are positioning themselves to meet future market needs by developing new programs targeting a wider group of students. Recognizing that FPCUs are more developing than fully developed, the authors convey both the current state and the unresolved issues facing these businesses, and, in so doing, surface enduring topics that face all of post-secondary education. Contents include: (1) For-Profit Colleges and Universities in a Knowledge Economy (Guilbert C. Hentschke, Vicente M. Lechuga, & William G. Tierney); (2) Evolving Markets of For-profit Higher Education (Guilbert C. Hentschke); (3) Who are they? And what do they do? (Vicente M. Lechuga); (4) Differences in Academic Work at Traditional and For-Profit Postsecondary Institutions: Policy Implications for Academic Freedom (William G. Tierney & Vicente M. Lechuga); (5) Markets, Regulation, and Performance in Higher Education (Mark L. Pelesh); (6) Accreditation and Accountability: The Role of For-Profit Education and National Accrediting Agencies (Elise Scanlon and Michale S. McComis); (7) a Global Perspective on For-Profit Higher Education (Kevin Kinser); and (8) The Public Good in a Changing Economy (William G. Tierney). Three appendices are included. [Includes a Foreword written by Marc Tucker.]
Building the responsive campus : creating high performance colleges and universities by William G Tierney( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author William G. Tierney addresses the problems that many academic institutions have today in clinging to the practices and organization of the past. He argues that institutions of higher learning are in need of dramatic organizational changes. The chapters look at key critical issues - faculty roles and rewards, presidential leadership, strategic planning, assessment and evaluation - utilizing the latest ideas to bring about structural reform and high performance. The timely volume takes a data-driven approach, using research derived from ethnographies, case studies, and interviews carried out by the author over the past 15 years. By outlining many of the organizational problems that colleges and universities face today, Tierney reveals workable solutions."--Jacket
Globalisation and tertiary education in the Asia-Pacific : the changing nature of a dynamic market( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rapid development and adoption of technology along with open economies has created an integrated global economy. The globalisation process has brought with it significant changes in all areas of life, including tertiary education. This book outlines the features of the new wave of globalisation and draws out specific trends and challenges associated with this new wave for universities and policy makers
Postsecondary play : the role of games and social media in higher education by William G Tierney( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of the barrier to college access is navigating the elaborate application process with its multiple essays, test scores, and deadlines. For students without substantial school and family support, this is enough to make entering college impossible. Using online games and social media as tools, the editor and his team have developed ways to make applying for college much less intimidating
Adult students "at-risk" : culture bias in higher education by Timothy William Quinnan( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study not only reveals the nature and scope of the obstacles faced by adult students, but begins to suggest tangible ways students and educators can work to overcome them
The responsive university : restructuring for high performance by William G Tierney( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Responsive University, William G. Tierney brings together a distinguished group of practitioners and scholars to describe how colleges and universities might respond more effectively to changing social, demographic, and political forces. In each chapter, the contributors diagnose a specific problem and show how solutions can be found by reorienting basic work structures and designing nimbler, more creative organizations. Looking at such issues as tenure, partnerships, governance, and performance, they seek to encourage systemic change throughout the academy, rather than in one segment or another. The changes they propose in areas such as management, marketing, and assessment are far-reaching and, at the same time, practical, real-world solutions for achieving high performance in colleges and universities
Faculty socialization as cultural process : a mirror of institutional commitment by William G Tierney( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover title: Enhancing promotion, tenure and beyond. Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-96) and index. Culture and commitment -- The cultures of faculty life --Conceptualizing faculty socialization -- The faculty member as novice -- The ritual process of tenure and promotion -- Post-tenure socialization : senior faculty as learners -- The socialization of women faculty and faculty of color -- Socialization for empowerment : implications for practice
Meeting the mandate : renewing the college and departmental curriculum by William Toombs( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promotion and tenure : community and socialization in academe by William G Tierney( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Research on the organizational culture in higher education affirms that congruent cultures are better than fragmented ones, and that managing culture is oxymoron. Such analyses often lead to the assumptions that unity of purpose is essential and leadership is impossible. This book reframes rather than suppresses these notions, and by respecting the differences, builds a commonality between them."--BOOK JACKET. "Using data on faculty socialization in academe, the authors consider how the work of cultural leadership becomes interpretation and facilitation rather than management. Through a series of interviews using experimental forms of ethnographic presentation, Tierney and Bensimon articulate salient problems of tenure-track faculty, especially women and faculty of color, and address the issue of individuals voluntarily leaving the tenure-track. They offer a new paradigm to delineate ways in which the academic community can help socialize younger faculty, and honor differences more readily."--Jacket
Building communities of difference : higher education in the twenty-first century by William G Tierney( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collegiate culture and leadership strategies by Ellen Earle Chaffee( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hands-on study for executives, researchers, and students who want to better understand how organizational culture can support or impede decision making strategies in a complex changing collegiate environment is provided. Leadership strategies and institutional problems are described. Seven different collegiate cultures are explored via case study research conducted with 400 academic officials from a wide variety of schools. The five sections are as follows: (1) introduction (the cultural drama of organizational life and the search for dynamic equilibrium in organizational culture); (2) culture and continuity ("Rural State College" and "Family State College"); (3) culture and change ("Mission University, ""Present State College," and "Covenant University"); (4) culture and identity ("Triad University" and "r & d University"); and (5) conclusion (the challenge to leadership). Appended are: some thoughts on method: procedures for validating qualitative research; sample documents about the study; 1983 and 1985 rankings of the cases on selected institutional performance survey questions; and tables of financial and enrollment data. An index is provided. Contains 60 references. (Sm)
Restructuring shared governance in higher education( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shared governance has been a hallmark of higher education in the United States since the early twentieth century. Since its inception, faculty, administrators, trustees, and other interested parties have either bemoaned or celebrated the idea. We offer a variety of viewpoints that bring to light various ways to think of shared governance. The intent is to foment dialogue and debate about the shape of shared governance for the future. Our assumption is that many challenges are at academe's doorstep that may require significant changes. If those of us who work in colleges and university are not well organized to deal with those challenges, the solutions that we develop will be love's labors lost. Governance is the means to implementing ideas that either respond to problems or provide new strategies. If academic governance is ineffective, then it needs to be reformed. The shape of those reforms is what the authors of this volume consider
New players, different game : understanding the rise of for-profit colleges and universities by William G Tierney( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the economic value of education increases, as more students seek to complete college courses while forgoing the "undergraduate experience," and as funding for public higher education decreases, the for-profit higher education sector has exploded. In New Players, Different Game, William G. Tierney and Guilbert C. Hentschke compare for-profit and not-for-profit models of higher education to assess the strengths and weaknesses of both. For-profit institutions offer a fundamentally distinct type of postsecondary education. Some critics argue they are so different they should not be accepted as an integral part of the American higher education system. Here, Tierney and Hentschke explore what traditional and non-traditional colleges and universities can learn from each other, comparing how they recruit students, employ faculty, and organize instructional programs. The authors suggest that, rather than continuing their standoff, the two sectors could mutually benefit from examining each other's culture, practices, and outcomes"--The publisher
Trust and the public good : examining the cultural conditions of academic work by William G Tierney( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trust and the Public Good considers the role of trust in academic life - as related to social networks, communities, and organizational communication. The text also considers the unique relationship between higher education and the public, noting that trust is essential to fulfillment of the public good. Utilizing a series of institutional case studies, William G. Tierney maintains that the status quo is untenable for higher education. Institutions will be called upon to take risks; innovation and experimentation demand that what is known may be changed or dropped in favor of what is unknown. When individuals take risks in an organization, they need to trust the organization and one another
Competing conceptions of academic governance : negotiating the perfect storm by William G Tierney( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today, institutional leaders face numerous struggles: intervention from boards of trustees, alumni, and state legislators; decline in financial support from the states; and competition in an increasingly global marketplace. While it is agreed that effective governance structures allow institutions to respond creatively to these challenges, how best to allocate control in order to maximize institutional efficiency, preserve academic freedom, and ensure institutional identity remains unclear. Increasingly, administrators look to non-academic institutions for governance and management strategies. In "Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance," William G. Tierney brings together faculty members, administrators, and policy experts to discuss differing views of academic governance at institutional, state, and international levels. Topics include the effects of globalization and the prospect of international accreditation; balancing the entrepreneurial and philosophical goals of higher education; the interaction between state governments and public universities; and the conflicting interests and roles of boards of trustees, administrators, and faculty. Carefully weighing various models and strategies, "Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance" provides new ways of understanding and addressing the changes that are transforming higher education. This book begins with "Why Governance? Why Now?," A preface by Mary Burgan and "a Perfect Storm: Turbulence in Higher Education," an introduction by William G. Tierney. Contents include: (1) Going Global: Governance Implication of Cross-Border Traffic in Higher Education (Simon Marginson); (2) The Paradox of Scope: a Challenge to the Governance of Higher Education (David J. Collis); (3) Faculty Involvement in System-wide Governance (Neil W. Hamilton); (4) The Ambiguous Future of Public Higher Education Systems (Terrence J. MacTaggart); (5) Governing the Twenty-First-Century University: a View from the Bridge (James J. Duderstadt); (6) a Growing Quaintness: Traditional Governance in the Markedly New Realm of U.S. Higher Education (George Keller); (7) University Governance and Academic Freedom (Robert M. O'Neil); (8) Improving Academic Governance: Utilizing a Cultural Framework to Improve Organizational Performance (William G. Tierney). An index is included. (Contains 4 line drawings.)
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Increasing access to college : extending possibilities for all students
Academic outlaws : queer theory and cultural studies in the academyRepresentation and the text : re-framing the narrative voiceGovernance and the public goodThe impact of culture on organizational decision-making : theory and practice in higher educationFor-profit colleges and universities : their markets, regulation, performance, and place in higher educationBuilding the responsive campus : creating high performance colleges and universitiesGlobalisation and tertiary education in the Asia-Pacific : the changing nature of a dynamic marketAdult students "at-risk" : culture bias in higher education
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Tierney, William 1953-

Tierney, William G.

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