A Curricular reform viewed through Bolman and Deal’s organizational frames

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Lucinda J Lyon Nader A Nadersahi Anders Nattestad Parag Kachalia Daniel Hammer

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Professions exist to serve the needs of society, communities and, in the case of the dental profession, patients.  Academic dental institutions strive to help meet these needs by educating and developing future practitioners, educators, researchers, and citizen leaders who serve the community and shape the changing environment in which they practice and provide care. The American Dental Association Commission on Change and Innovation affirms, “If dental educators are to meet these purposes, change and innovation in dental education must be responsive to evolving societal needs, practice patterns, scientific developments, and economic conditions”(Haden, et al., 2006). Guiding any institution through such authentic reform requires a number of strategies. Lee Bolman and Terrance Deal suggest four organizational constructs, or frames, through which to view a complex organization:  Structural, Human Resource, Political and Symbolic (Bolman and Deal, 1997).“Like maps, frames are both windows on a territory and tools for navigation” (Bolman and Deal, 1997). This reflective case study examines a major curricular reform initiative in a North American school of dentistry through Bolman and Deal’s organizational frames.

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Lyon, L., Nadersahi, N., Nattestad, A., Kachalia, P., & Hammer, D. (2014). A Curricular reform viewed through Bolman and Deal’s organizational frames. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 14(3), 16-33. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v14i3.4940
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Lucinda J Lyon, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Chair, Department of Dental Practice

Assoc. Prof.

Nader A Nadersahi, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Executive Associate Dean, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Professor

Anders Nattestad, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Professor and Director of Undergraduate

Parag Kachalia, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Vice-Chair, Integrated Reconstructive Dental Science

Associate Professor

Daniel Hammer, University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

2011 Graduate