Organizational Communication and Higher Education
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This research report examines major themes in the literature related to organizational communication and higher education. Academic institutions are social systems whose primary function is information processing, and, as such, they are prone to problems common among social systems. Academic institutions have often devoted great energy to communication with external publics, but their focus on internal communication problems usually has had a lower priority. Several previous studies have examined external communication from an institution with emphasis on the public relations aspects. This report concentrates on the internal aspects of organizational communication in higher education.