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Tips for Managing Curricular Conflict

Curriculum changes or differences of opinion about what should be taught and how it should be taught can create tension in any department. And the budget situation in many departments can add fuel to the fire. Jon Bloch, chair of sociology at Southern Connecticut State University, offers the following points to keep in mind to help manage these conflicts:

Excerpted from Managing Curricular Conflict, Academic Leader, 27.4 (2012): 6.