Higher education institutions undergo change on a regular basis for a variety of reasons. Use the peer-reviewed journal articles provided in the background readings to respond to the following questions:

• What social, political, or economic trends influence change in higher education?

• What are the primary factors that inhibit or promote change in higher education?

Next, discuss the triggers to organizational change (Dawson, 2003, p. 15) and the impact of both external and internal triggers on effective change management. How might an educational leader keep up to date on relevant external and internal triggers?

In conclusion, describe how the module readings contribute to or alter, your perspective on change management in higher education.