Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Decision-making in higher education: Undecidability and the possibility of the impossible
by Scrementi, Lori M., Ed.D., Lewis University, 2011, 224; 3544572
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kline, Kip
Commitee: Collett, Maryellen, Putt, B. Keith
School: Lewis University
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
Publication Number: 3544572
ISBN: 978-1-267-75447-9
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