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    Recently, USC President C.L. Max Nikias sat down with University Professor William G. Tierney to talk about leadership....

A New Game in Town: Competitive Higher Education by Lloyd Armstrong
This paper outlines how the system of higher education faces increased competition from the for-profit sector. This competition foreshadows structural
changes in faculty work and university organization.

Creating the Inclusive Campus: The Essential Role of Faculty Diversity by John Brooks Slaughter
John Slaughter looks at the demographic changes in academe and reminds us of the importance of diversity for preparing students to live in a

The Coming Transformation of the American University by Roger Benjamin
In this paper, Roger Benjamin tracks how global changes will impact higher education. Based on these conclusions, he then looks toward redesigned mission statements that focus on K-16 education.

Developing the High Performance Organization: Impediments To Change and Innovation in Colleges and Universities by William G. Tierney
In light of recent and expected changes in higher education, this paper considers how we might create a climate for organizational change and innovation. Tierney suggests that the way to increase organizational effectiveness is through an attention to the structural and cultural processes that circumscribe organizational action.

Higher Education at a Crossroads by Arthur Levine
This paper offers a discussion of distance learning and its implications for higher education.

The University After 9/11 by William G. Tierney
This paper offers a discussion of academic freedom in the post-September 11 era and its implications for higher education

Books by Faculty

Postsecondary Play: The Role of Games and Social Media in Higher Education (2014)
William G. Tierney, Zoe Corwin, Tracy Fullerton, Gisele Ragusa

New Players Different Game: Understanding the Rise of For-Profit Colleges and Universities (2007)
William G. Tierney, Guilbert C. Hentschke

Trust and the Public Good (2006)
William G. Tierney

Governance and the Public Good (Suny Series, Frontiers in Education)
William G. Tierney (Ed.)

Urban High School Students and the Challenge of Access: Many Routes, Difficult Paths

William G. Tierney, Julia E. Colyar (Eds.)

Higher Education for the Public Good: Emerging Voices from a National Movement (2005)
Adrianna Kezar, Anthony Chambers, and John Burkhardt (Eds.)

Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach (2004)
W G. Tierney, Zoë Corwin, Julia Colyar (Eds.)

Restructuring Shared Governance in Higher Education: New Directions for Higher Education (2004)
Vicente Lechuga, William G. Tierney (Eds.)

Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance: Negotiating the Perfect Storm (2004)
William G. Tierney (Ed.)

Taking the Reins: Institutional Transformation in Higher Education (2003)
Peter Eckel, Adrianna Kezar

Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students (Frontiers in Education) (2002)
William G. Tierney and Linda S. Hagedorn

Faculty Work in Schools of Education: Rethinking Roles and Rewards for the Twenty-first Century (2001)
William G. Tierney

Rethinking Promotion and Tenure: Community and Socialization in Academe
William G. Tierne and Estela M. Bensimon