Coping with a College Combination: The First 100 Days
College combinations or mergers are becomingly increasingly common at large universities due in part to budgetary constraints and the drive to manage universities more efficiently. Combining college budgets, cultures, historic practices, and policies is very hard work. Having taken up the challenge to lead the new College of Human Sciences this fall at Iowa State University, I have 10 observations or considerations to share after my first 100 days. They may help you to decide if you wish to take on a similar challenge or to give better support to those who lead a college combination.