Universities and Colleges. It Has Thesis

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Universities and colleges have been described as 'loosely coupled systems...'

"What does this mean to you based on the readings?" loosely coupled system is one that only occasionally works, and sometimes produces unpredictable results. Given the disparate goals and social elements of the modern university, a university is clearly such a loosely coupled system. Students come wanting a degree to get a good job and may have to take liberal arts courses they dislike, professors who want to research must teach students with little interest in deeper, critical thinking about life, the university community is diverse and brings together teachers, students, and administrators with
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different backgrounds and views of the purpose of life and education -- and sometimes students, faculty, and administrators use their position for social change, other times college is simply a place to 'fill time.'

Student organizations, social and extracurricular, may have different interests than administrators and academic departments. Consider the conflict many Greek organizations pose to both academics and university loyalty. Yet all of these social elements are fused together -- students, professors, and administrators -- and none could function without one another. Thus they form a system, but how their disparate personalities will interact will forever remain in doubt.

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