The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out

The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out Clayton M. Christensen Henry J. Eyring
  • Title: The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out
  • Author: Clayton M. Christensen Henry J. Eyring
  • ISBN: 9781118063484
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out Clayton M. Christensen Henry J. Eyring The Innovative University Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its tra
    The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation, and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future Through an examination of Harvard and BYU Idaho as well as other stories of innovation in higher education, CThe Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation, and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future Through an examination of Harvard and BYU Idaho as well as other stories of innovation in higher education, Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring decipher how universities can find innovative, less costly ways of performing their uniquely valuable functions.Offers new ways forward to deal with curriculum, faculty issues, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, campus facility usage, and a host of other urgent issues in higher education Discusses a strategic model to ensure economic vitality at the traditional university Contains novel insights into the kind of change that is necessary to move institutions of higher education forward in innovative ways This book uncovers how the traditional university survives by breaking with tradition, but thrives by building on what it s done best.
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    About Clayton M. Christensen Henry J. Eyring


    1. Clayton M Christensen is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, with a joint appointment in the Technology Operations Management and General Management faculty groups He is best known for his study of innovation in commercial enterprises His first book, The Innovator s Dilemma, articulated his theory of disruptive technology.Christensen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, the second of eight children He holds a B.A with highest honors in economics at Brigham Young University 1975 , an M.Phil in applied econometrics and the economics of less developed countries at Oxford University 1977, Rhodes Scholar , an MBA with High Distinction at the Harvard Business School 1979, George F Baker Scholar , and a DBA at the Harvard Business School 1992.Clay Christensen lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his five children, wife Christine, and is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints He has served in several leadership positions in the Church He served as an Area Seventy beginning in April 2002 Prior to that he served as a counselor in the Massachusetts Boston Mission Presidency He has also served as a bishop He speaks fluent Korean.Christensen is currently battling follicular lymphoma.For further details and an ordered list of the author s works, see the author s page.


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    1. The book is an excellent overview of standard features of higher education that came to us by way of the Harvard model Those features were innovative in their day, but ironically, now impede the forward evolution of higher education because those aspects are not sustainable This is pretty bold stuff, frankly, and will be upsetting to many traditionalists But it incoroporates Christensen s thinking on disruptive innovation and was, for me, very convincing.While heavily weighted toward the innovat [...]

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    2. I do believe that anyone who is planning on going into higher education to be a professor or administrator should read this book It helped me understand the DNA of our current Harvard driven university system in the U.S somewhat of a mystery to me earlier , which the authors claim is probably unsustainable for many others institutions trying to parrot the elite universities It was also interesting to see a wildly different approach at the new BYU Idaho.There is an interesting section toward the [...]

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    3. It is not a book like Porter s Redefining Health CareBut it created an impact for me May be because i am a newbie in higher education.Creating that impact took a long time Skip all the history stuff just study the tables and focus on the last chapters, dealing with the challenges.I missed parts about the impact of the baby boom or a lengthy discussion how publishers and even content curators might become competitors for higher education institutions.Still a worthy read And it made me wonder what [...]

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    4. What a magnificent book Anyone who cares about the future and the history of higher education in the United States should read it By examining the progress of Harvard and a small Mormon institution, Ricks College, that later became BYU Idaho, they examine the forces, including online technology, that are changing higher education The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints had the freedom to make major changes to Ricks and BYU Idaho as they were required, and thus provided excellent strategi [...]

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    5. I am not aware that any one single thing is well taught to the undergraduates of Harvard College A Massachusetts senator from 1839Criticizing American higher education is as old as American higher education Harvard University, America s first and most prestigious university, is not immune to such criticism.The Innovative University is a different critique on higher education Most critics of higher education focus their condemnation on administrative bloating, faculty tenure, grade inflation, alc [...]

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    6. An excellent book the loss of the fifth star is only because it is too long, and provides too much detail in terms of historical context of Harvard and BYU Idaho It could be argued that the depth demonstrates how institutions change over time, but much of it seems tangential to the book s main thesis that universities must continually change their DNA to remain relevant and competitive The last few chapters were well worth wading through the rest for a highly recommended read for anyone seeking [...]

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    7. The book makes some notable recommendations in the last few chapters, and has proven to be somewhat prescient in ways That being said, it was a bit of a slog to get through in parts, and a bit long winded for my taste It was still a decent read, and has a number of wonderful quotes and insights I wish I could give it a 3.5.

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    8. This was a long book, but so thought provoking If there is one thing this book did, it is shape my life s vocation to a strategic purpose I am committed to creating programs initiatives to support student development, but now this book has made me realize that to do that really involves some policy shaping at a macro level to make universities get why students moral and mental development is so crucial to the university experience To do that, mentoring students HAS to become a fundamental part [...]

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    9. This book provided interesting insights into the problems facing higher education and detailed possible solutions in the last few chapters It provides a lengthy description of Harvard s history that felt quite long in the middle Eventually, it expanded on the results of a study done in 2010 by McKinsey Company quantifying the productivity and effectiveness of universities at producing degrees leading to jobs relative to their costs I learned a great deal about BYU Idaho as they hold it as a mode [...]

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    10. What a book This was a great way to begin my graduate studies in higher education administration because it was so incredibly informative Christensen exposes the issues in higher education today by tracking the evolution of our education from the very beginnings He tracks the history of Harvard because many traditional colleges are still trying to be just like them when they really cannot He also tracks the history of BYU I because it broke the mold It chose to be different and embraced its stre [...]

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    11. This book is outstanding If you re in higher ed at all, or if you re interested in the future of higher ed in particular, I cannot recommend this book enough If you re sending a student to college in the next few decades, I d recommend it to you, too.It s really a good read.This book clearly uses the Innovator s Dilemma as a framework, but also draws on other conceptual models including the competency trap, lean manufacturing, the Pareto principle, and others.The main takeaways the most successf [...]

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    12. This very readable book provides one of the most comprehensive histories of Harvard I have read It clearly outlines and articulates how most traditional institutions of higher education have attempted to model themselves after Harvard, and not succeeded, mostly due to lack of resources The authors also present the case study of the rise of BYU Idaho, and how the founders and current administration have chosen not to emulate Harvard, with great success The only idea that the authors do not consid [...]

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    13. CHRISTENSEN, Clayton M EYRING, Henry J The Innovative University Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out , San Francisco 2011Vieles ndert sich heute in unserer Gesellschaft So auch das Universit tssystem Neue Technologien haben Einzug gehalten Die beiden Autoren versuchen eine Antwort zu finden, es ist aber nur ein weiterer Vorschlag Verl ngerung des Studiums durch ein Foundationprogramm, einem bergangsprogramm von der Mittelschule zur Universit t Sie setzen sich auch mit der Un [...]

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    14. I found this to be a very strange book Toward the end it did have a few interesting and potentially useful ideas models for how higher education can remake itself in the current and coming crisis, but they were buried under an enormous history of Harvard University, which took up most of the book Since I simply don t buy the notion that the entire world s university system as it s been run for the past several hundred years is based on Harvard I mean, for one thing, many of the great universitie [...]

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    15. Essential reading for anyone working in academia and for anyone working in K 12 education with the goal of helping kids climb the mountain to and through college Also, important reading for any parent who hopes for their children to attend college.As a professor at a research university, I learned a ton from this book that will help me be a better contributor to great potential higher education holds for society I come away better grounded in the historical context of higher education and deepl [...]

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    16. The last 30% or so of this book is excellent thought provoking, even if one does not buy into the authors thesis entirely The first 50 70%, on the other hand, is of interest only to those readers who might be interested in a detailed history of Harvard, and a relatively detailed history of BYU Idaho 300 pages could have been covered in 50, and the last 100 pages would still be meaningful The gist of the book, that higher ed must seriously change its DNA or wither away, has several grains of trut [...]

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    17. This is a very detailed and thoughtful analysis Not only is it s argument nuanced and sympathetic than any other other book that I have read about higher education, it is also the most applicable and practical I would recommend it to anyone interested in the current situation and the future of higher education.

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    18. I love reading Clayton Christensen books This book details the history of Harvard and of BYU Idaho I attended Rick College during my freshman year, which became BYU Idaho It was interesting to see how innovation and a university s acceptance or willingness to embrace innovation can make a real difference in the success of a university This book made me think and I found it quite interesting.

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    19. My main complaint with this book is that many of the most likable parts sound like they are plagiarized from a dystopian novel That was the uncomfortable feeling I kept getting Yet the authors have serious proposals and some good ideas Those involved in the university would benefit from reading this book.

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    20. I felt I had to read this book Christensen is quoted a lot And it actually is decent It has some good history, especially about the history of Harvard s presidents but also about the transformation of BYU Idaho It is a quick read But I am not sure that many of the examples offer anything but transitory understandings of the kinds of change facing higher education.

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    21. Fascinating history of higher education in the United States focused primarily on Harvard When they start talking about what s currently happening, it gets alternately scary, intimidating, and hopeful, speaking as someone currently employed in higher education I liked it It s not light reading, though.

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    22. A great primer for anyone who wishes to understand the issues higher ed faces today If you work at a higher ed institution, this book wont alleviate the frustrations you most likely feel, but it will give you some context to understand the nature of those frustrations they re systemic and not easily solved without major effort from senior management and buy in from employees.

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    23. Verbose and not very useful The 15 tables in the book are all you need to read And even then, the information is marginal However, there are some interesting history about Harvard But on the whole, don t waste your time on this 512 page book I m sure there are better ones out there.

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    24. Terrific in depth look at The Innovators Dilema and how higher ed needs to evolve Focus is on the historic development of Harvard and the little known BYU Idaho Informative, historical, and thought provoking Especially for a dad whose first of three just started college.

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    25. I loved this book I thought it was a great comparison to show what the differences were between different schools Because it was a case study between two institutions, it seemed a little limiting, but the references cited and referred to will be helpful for further study I enjoyed it.

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    26. This book is very long and meticulously researched, and it s actually quite exciting to read You have to be a higher education nerd to really appreciate it, but I would say that this book is the best of all the books I ve read about the future of higher education.

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    27. I joined a book discussion group to read this and I had trouble making it through the must read chapters It s not because the book is not well written, clear or provocative for academics It s just because it s too much like homework, and the thesis can be gleaned from the first chapters.

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    28. Practical examples to make universities effective, even to the point of have most seats filled, not just classrooms.

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    29. Deep thinking and powerful ideas However, there s a lot about the history of Harvard and BYU Idaho, that makes the text a bit slow going at times.

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    30. Should have been a journal article, not a book More than I wanted to know about both college histories.

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