Holistic and Systemic Thinking

Functional Description

Employs the ability to view the institutional culture and operations, holistically and systemically. Has a working knowledge and understanding of the applications of systemic thinking principles to the academic and service mission, goals and values of the institution.

Content knowledge requirements: Intimate knowledge of higher education and higher education cultures.

Skill requirements: Ability to analyze and understand the interconnectedness of systems, cultures, and processes.

Ethical requirements: Willingness to view higher education philosophies and principles from different vantage points.

Expertise Levels

Entry level: Identifies interconnection of systems.

Intermediate level: Identifies the interconnectedness of systems and the relationship they have with one another. Can see institutional cultural implications.

Expert level: Helps lead institutional strategic and SEM plans and initiatives. Employs the understanding and interpretation of the interconnectedness of multiple systems, cultures and process and the implications on the institutional. Has the ability to identify and explain possible systemic change to the culture.