Melting the Glacier of Change: Part I of a Case Study in Higher Education

3 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2015

Date Written: October 28, 2015


Change leadership and management has become an essential element in the DNA of organizations to establish and maintain in the competitive global market. However, higher education though preparing the future workforce and leaders does not face the security to consistency change, specifically within the two-year institutions. The recent climate of the higher education system reflects the utilization of performance metric to drive positive change. Literature has indicated that the lack of urgency has prompted comprehensive scaling or projects beyond pilot studies and projects. However, the recent shift in the climate associated with outcomes has required attention to this matter and thus promoted this case study. The case is sectioned into two parts, from developing a framework based on change models to drive movement (Part I) to applying and measuring the impact of the stagey (Part II).

Keywords: Change Management, Leadership, Strategy, Higher Education

JEL Classification: I2, I20, I29, O31, O32, O33

Suggested Citation

Zentner, Aeron, Melting the Glacier of Change: Part I of a Case Study in Higher Education (October 28, 2015). Available at SSRN: or

Aeron Zentner (Contact Author)

Coastline Community College ( email )

11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
United States

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