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1. Samuels, Elias Morrel. Making Sense of Strategic Change at a University: How faculty understood their implementation of a cluster hiring initiative.

Degree: PhD, Higher Education, 2015, University of Michigan

Over the past half-century, American universities have come under increasing scrutiny by their stakeholders, and numerous interdisciplinary initiatives have been launched in response to this trend. However, little is known about how faculty members understand their implementation of these initiatives. It is critical that the experiences of such faculty be understood because the outcomes of interdisciplinary initiatives can be diminished by a lack faculty support. A qualitative case study was conducted of faculty members’ implementation of the Interdisciplinary Faculty Initiative at the University of Michigan between 2007 and 2012. Over two years, 49 interviews were conducted and analyzed along with hundreds of collected documents. Guided by the theory of sensemaking, I find that faculty largely understood that the contributions of the initiative were realized through their cultivation of expertise. Essentially, faculty implemented the initiative in ways that they believed allowed their scholarly activities to reflect some distinctive aspect of their expertise. But rather than doing this by equipping specific subject matter they had mastered or by collaborating with other recognized experts, they also used a specific form of communication – reflective sensegiving – to do this work. They engaged in reflective sensegiving by asking a series of general and exploratory questions to a wide range of colleagues over time. Doing so surfaced discrepant cues that they incorporated into their ongoing sensemaking which allowed them to better understand exactly how they could cultivate their expertise through the initiative they implemented. These findings make a contribution to the literature by investigating the conceptual relationships that exist between sensegiving and the sensemaking process. By showing how faculty search out ways to cultivate their expertise, this work also provides a contrast to many existing depictions of faculty work as being essentially competitive, paradigmatic, or pedagogical in nature. Finally, the findings of this study have implications for the use of interdisciplinary initiatives to facilitate organizational change in large American research universities. They suggest that without ensuring that the expectations of the participating faculty are aligned with each other over time in complementary ways, the intended outcomes of interdisciplinary initiatives may be unrealized, diverted, or delayed. Advisors/Committee Members: Bastedo, Michael (committee member), Sutcliffe, Kathleen M. (committee member), Lattuca, Lisa Rose (committee member), Lawrence, Janet H. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: strategic initiative; sensemaking; sensegiving; Interdisciplinary scholarship; case study; cluster hire; Education; Social Sciences

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APA (6th Edition):

Samuels, E. M. (2015). Making Sense of Strategic Change at a University: How faculty understood their implementation of a cluster hiring initiative. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Michigan. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113474

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Samuels, Elias Morrel. “Making Sense of Strategic Change at a University: How faculty understood their implementation of a cluster hiring initiative.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Michigan. Accessed March 28, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113474.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Samuels, Elias Morrel. “Making Sense of Strategic Change at a University: How faculty understood their implementation of a cluster hiring initiative.” 2015. Web. 28 Mar 2020.

Vancouver:

Samuels EM. Making Sense of Strategic Change at a University: How faculty understood their implementation of a cluster hiring initiative. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Michigan; 2015. [cited 2020 Mar 28]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113474.

Council of Science Editors:

Samuels EM. Making Sense of Strategic Change at a University: How faculty understood their implementation of a cluster hiring initiative. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Michigan; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/113474

2. Patel, Meet Sanjaykumar. Cluster Hire in a Network of Experts.

Degree: MS, Computer Science, 2018, University of Windsor

Finding a group of experts is a natural way to perform a collection of tasks that need a set of diversified skills. This can be done by assigning skills to different experts with complementary expertise. This allows organizations and big institutes to efficiently hire a group of experts with different skill sets to deliver a series of required tasks to finish a set of projects. We are given a collection of projects, in which each of them needs a set of required skills. Performing each project brings a profit to the organization. We are also given a set of experts, each of them is equipped with a set of skills. To hire an expert, the organization should provide her with monetary cost (i.e., salary). Furthermore, we are given a certain amount of budget to hire experts. The goal is to hire a group of experts within the given budget to perform a subset of projects that maximize the total profit. This problem is called Cluster Hire and was introduced recently. We extend this problem by making the realistic assumption that there exists an underlying network among experts. This network is built based on past collaboration among experts. If two experts have past collaboration, they form a more collaborative and efficient team in the future. In addition to maximizing the total profit, we are also interested to find the most collaborative group of experts by minimizing the communication cost between them. We propose two greedy algorithms with different strategies to solve this problem. Extensive experiments on a real dataset show our proposed algorithms can find a group of experts that cover projects with high profit while experts can communicate with each other efficiently. Advisors/Committee Members: Chen, Dr. Jessica, Kargar, Dr. Mehdi.

Subjects/Keywords: Cluster Hire; Communication Cost; Experts; Network; Profit

…2.1.2 Team Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1.3 Cluster Hire… …2.1.4 Difference between Team Formation and Cluster Hire 2.2 Fundamental Concepts… …need to vary the factors to get the best results. 2.1.3 Cluster Hire C LUSTER H IRE means… …Cluster Hire Given a set of n available experts, each associated with some skills, and given a… …is reduced. This is a good example of Cluster Hire. However, forming a team for Project 1… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Patel, M. S. (2018). Cluster Hire in a Network of Experts. (Masters Thesis). University of Windsor. Retrieved from https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7555

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Patel, Meet Sanjaykumar. “Cluster Hire in a Network of Experts.” 2018. Masters Thesis, University of Windsor. Accessed March 28, 2020. https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7555.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Patel, Meet Sanjaykumar. “Cluster Hire in a Network of Experts.” 2018. Web. 28 Mar 2020.

Vancouver:

Patel MS. Cluster Hire in a Network of Experts. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Windsor; 2018. [cited 2020 Mar 28]. Available from: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7555.

Council of Science Editors:

Patel MS. Cluster Hire in a Network of Experts. [Masters Thesis]. University of Windsor; 2018. Available from: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7555

3. Patel, Parth Atulkumar. Productive Cluster Hire.

Degree: M.C.Sc., Computer Science, 2019, University of Windsor

Discovering a group of experts to complete a set of tasks that require various skills is known as Cluster Hire Problem. Each expert has a set of skills which he/she can offer and charges a monetary cost to offer their expertise. We are given a set of projects that need to be completed and on completion of each project, the organization gets a Profit. For performing a subset of given projects, we are given a predetermined budget. This budget is spent on hiring experts. We extend this problem by introducing the productivity and capacity of experts. We want to hire experts that are more productive, and this factor is determined on the basis of their past experience. We also want to make sure that no expert is overworked as it is not possible for a single expert to provide his/her expertise for unlimited times. Our goal is to hire as many experts as possible in which the sum of their hiring costs (i.e., salary) is under the given budget as we are interested to maximize the profit and also maximize the productivity of the group of experts, our problem is a bi-objective optimization problem. To achieve this, we propose two different approaches that maximize our Profit and Productivity. Advisors/Committee Members: Ziad Kobti, Mehdi Kargar.

Subjects/Keywords: Bi-objective maximization; Cluster Hire; Data Mining; Greedy Algorithm; Productivity; Team Formation

…2.1.2 Team Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1.3 Cluster Hire… …2.1.4 Difference between Cluster Hire and Team Formation . . . . 2.2 Fundamental Concepts… …Pick Strategy using Normalized Values 3.2 Cluster Hire with Project Pick Strategy… …11 Difference between Cluster Hire and Team Formation . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Solution… …together to complete a set of projects is known as Cluster Hire Problem and was first introduced… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Patel, P. A. (2019). Productive Cluster Hire. (Masters Thesis). University of Windsor. Retrieved from https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7652

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Patel, Parth Atulkumar. “Productive Cluster Hire.” 2019. Masters Thesis, University of Windsor. Accessed March 28, 2020. https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7652.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Patel, Parth Atulkumar. “Productive Cluster Hire.” 2019. Web. 28 Mar 2020.

Vancouver:

Patel PA. Productive Cluster Hire. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Windsor; 2019. [cited 2020 Mar 28]. Available from: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7652.

Council of Science Editors:

Patel PA. Productive Cluster Hire. [Masters Thesis]. University of Windsor; 2019. Available from: https://scholar.uwindsor.ca/etd/7652

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