SEAM in Higher Education: A Case Study by Lynn Kalnbach & David X. Swenson

The School of Business and Technology at The College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota implemented SEAM for organization development in the Fall of 2015. The purpose was to consolidate a fragmented faculty and work culture, provide a foundation for formulating an integrated strategy, and prioritize issues to help focus efforts toward resolution. This paper describes the experiences of faculty and the outcomes of the SEAM intervention for the School. Using the standard SEAM consulting process the School showed initial caution, but engaged SEAM tasks for improvements in all identified areas.

Key Words: socio-economic, SEAM, higher education, transition, change

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