Education Policy Seminars



Fostering Major Organizational Change in Higher Education Institutions

Ann Austin

Ann E. Austin is a Professor at Michigan State University, who held the inaugural Mildred B. Erickson Distinguished Chair in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) from 2005 to 2008. Her scholarly interests focus on faculty careers, roles, and professional development, work and workplaces in academe, organizational change and transformation in universities and colleges, reform in doctoral education, and the improvement of teaching and learning in higher education. She was a Fulbright Fellow in South Africa (1998) and the 2001-2002 President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). She is currently Co-P.I. of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), a National Science Foundation Center now in its sixth year. She also is the director of the Global Institute for Higher Education (GIHE), a new institute at Michigan State focused on higher education issues in a global context. Her recent publications include Rethinking Faculty Work: Higher Education's Strategic Imperative (2007), concerning changes in academic workplaces and faculty careers, as well as work on doctoral education and higher education issues in developing countries.


Dr. Austin will be presenting "Fostering Major Organizational Change in Higher Education Institutions" in Meigs 101 on Monday, May 22 at 12:00pm. Please contact if you would like to attend.


If you missed Ann's presentation: "Fostering Major Organizational Change in Higher Education Institutions" at the IHE, you can now watch it here!