Higher education administrators are regularly involved in making decisions and creating policies that affect faculty, staff and students daily. Decision-making in our colleges and universities involves much more than one can imagine, thus, this study researches decision-making and its connection to non-knowing, anxiety, power, sovereignty, and identity. Decisions need to be seen as heterogeneous to knowledge. Therefore, this study views decision-making through the notion of undecidability as defined by Derrida (1976, 1992, 1995, 2002) and Caputo (1997A). Ultimately, undecidability impels us to search for the impossibility of decisions if we ever hope of changing the status quo in our colleges and universities.
|Commitee:||Collett, Maryellen, Putt, B. Keith|
|Department:||Department of Educational Leadership|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 74/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Higher Education Administration, Educational leadership|
|Keywords:||Caputo, John D., Decision-making, Derrida, Jacques, Higher education administration, Knowledge and power, Undecidability|
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