Creativity and Systems Thinking at Universities LO20066

Bill Braun (
Wed, 02 Dec 1998 17:44:02 -0500

Replying to LO20055 --

>The question of what universities support critical thinking as a coruse or
>discipline has gone unanswered on this list, yet there are several of

snip for space

I teach in the Executive MBA program at Baldwin Wallace College in
Cleveland. We rely extensively on a systems approach. The Systems
Management and Organization Theory class that I co-teach with a fellow
collegue uses The Fifth Discipline, Organization Theory by Robert Daft, a
umber of Russell Ackoff videos and a fair amount of system dynamics
modeling. Many classes integrate assignments and instructors frequently
sit in on other classes to facilitate continuity. We have periodic
planning meetings and "map" the entire program to ensure that upstream
courses' outputs satisfy downstream courses' input requirements.

I'm not sure this satisfies the creativity part of your inquiry but it
appears to speak to the systems thinking part.

Bill Braun


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