The Application of Kotter's Model of Change in the Higher Education: A Case Study in Vietnam Private Universities
Uyen Pham Thi Thanh
The Vietnam National Institute of Educational Sciences
DOI : https://doi.org/10.47191/ijsshr/v5-i1-01

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With the changing demands of higher quality teaching profession, especially the increasing trend of studying at private universities, many fail to produce desired effects, even when guided by organizational change models. Educational specialists, educators, academics, school administrators, and even scientists have all contributed to the development of change management as a significant concept. The purpose of this study is to apply Kotter's 8-step model of change to educational administration of private universities in Ho Chi Minh City. Change efforts focus on enhancing faculty capacity to support diverse student success. The change process is planned using Kotter's (1996) eight-step change model and is therefore a regulated, linear, sequential change process. The initial steps were reviewed, and the strategies considered workable. This approach enhances faculty acquisition and project success. Characterization of each step provides insight into ways to apply Kotter's model of change in higher education settings.


Change Management, Educational Administration, Kotter’s Change Model, Private University, Viet Nam


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