System dynamics is the art of looking at the big picture and understanding how the pieces fit together. Originally developed in 1953 by Jay Forrester (MIT), systems dynamics modeling can digitally model an institution to understand its complex social, managerial, economic, and ecological systems that are characterized by interdependence, mutual interaction, information feedback, and causality.
In short, institutions of higher learning.
TCL uses system dynamics modeling – software tools that empirically describe an institution, its processes and policies, to uncover the best way forward through a situation and eliminate unintended consequences – those secondary and tertiary results that you didn’t plan on that can derail your best intentions.
The TCL way. Creating growth and financially sustainable institutions through planning and implementing change processes that eliminate unintended consequences.
Please see the attached articles that discuss the use of system dynamics modeling in education institutions.
- Dynamic Systems Modeling in Educational System Design & Policy by Jennifer Sterling Groff
- Best Practices in System Dynamics Modeling by Ignacio Martinez and George Richardson
- System Dynamics and University Management by Peter L. Galbraith
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