M.A. in Higher Education Administration
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Sisco, Burton R.
Campus planning--New Jersey; Education, Higher--New Jersey
Higher Education Administration
The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes during the early stages of planning for an educational garden at Rowan University. This study also attempted to fill the gap in the literature that exists between garden planning and development and planning at higher education institutions. The investigator surveyed 20 committee members involved in this large-scale project, in addition to interviewing six committee members who were considered key stakeholders and have displayed high levels of involvement during the initial stages of the project. Participants were administered a Likert-scale survey that looked for the emergence of heterarchical practices during the development of the Rowan University Learning Garden. The interviews were conducted to develop a deeper understanding the elements of heterarchy. Survey data suggested that while committee members support interdisciplinary projects that are relevant to the institution's culture, such projects might lack clear communication and direction. The interview data indicate this project has emerging elements of heterarchy, though some of the participants expressed financial concerns, unclear direction, and lack of project development.
Barnes, Sheri K., "Evidence of heterarchical planning within higher education institutions: learning garden planning and development at Rowan University" (2007). Theses and Dissertations. 803.