131); and emphasizing that “successful application of these approaches requires a high competency in listening, communication, relationship building, vision development, responsiveness and continuous strategic adaptation” (Sharp, 2002, p. 132); among others. The author likewise expounded on the basic nature of universities that provided the rationale for current inability to enjoin widespread campus involvement on the subject.
The theories and concepts learned from the reading could be effectively applied in one’s role as administrator and educational leader through seriously incorporating and integrating policies for environmental protection and conservation programs within the university level. As emphasize, wide-scale involvement or campus participation on environmental programs should be inculcated at a systemic level and across diverse sub-cultures. As emphasized, “evidence suggests that the greatest leverage in achieving institutional change occurs when all three subcultures or groups have a shared vision and a sense of organizational alignment in their respective actions” (Sharp, 2002, p. 137).
One strongly affirms that enjoining the participation and involvement of various stakeholders in a campus setting could be daunting and challenging. However, the task is virtually not impossible. It just requires commitment, dedication, and perseverance from administrators and educational leaders to encourage student involvement and to deeply ingrain the need to focus on environmental protection and social responsibility by starting with one’s personal action, guidance, and ...Show more