Once More into the Breach

Examining the Human Capital Impact of a University Consolidation over Time

Saundra Jo Ribando, Catherine P Slade, C. Kevin Fortner

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Abstract

Little research examines the sociocultural aspects of consolidating two post-secondary educational institutions. In a previous study we collected baseline data and reported on the initial impact of consolidation of a research-oriented, health sciences university with a teaching-oriented, comprehensive university. In the study we report here we compared our baseline data with data collected two years after consolidation in order to explore the organization’s evolving culture and the effect of that evolution on faculty members, with a focus on faculty retention. We draw lessons about the impact of consolidation for policy makers considering this avenue for reorganization within public higher education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-535
Number of pages15
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Volume42
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Faculty turnover intent
  • Higher education
  • Merger and consolidation
  • Organizational culture

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  • Education

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Once More into the Breach : Examining the Human Capital Impact of a University Consolidation over Time. / Ribando, Saundra Jo; Slade, Catherine P; Fortner, C. Kevin.

In: Innovative Higher Education, Vol. 42, No. 5-6, 01.12.2017, p. 521-535.

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