Business Practices in Higher Education

Author: Mark A. Kretovics
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136878920
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Business Practices in Higher Education is a breakthrough guide offering higher education and student affairs professionals an understanding of the fundamental business nature of colleges and universities. The author discusses the practical applications of business concepts and models and how these applications can contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of higher education institutions. Useful examples from a wide range of institutions—including small privates, large publics, and community colleges—illustrate these concepts. This professional guide is organized into the following four sections: Environment and Structure Finance and Funding People and Processes Perspectives on the Future Business practices pervade the academic, student affairs, and administrative sides of higher education. This book affords readers a greater understanding of the true nature of higher education and an appreciation for how the academy effectively incorporates business practices into everyday work lives.

Budget and Finance in the American Community College

Author: Bers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119041643
Format: PDF, ePub
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Take an in depth look at the current key issues and practices in budgets and finance for community colleges. In this volume, topics include: the contemporary challenge of meeting growing demands for increased student persistence and success, diminishing state support for higher education, new calls for accountability and ways to measure institutionaleffectiveness, the increasing reliance of many community colleges on grants and other sources of revenue, and college policies that have significant financial ramifications. This is the 168th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Essential to the professional libraries of presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, New Directions for Community Colleges provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.

The Jossey Bass Academic Administrator s Guide to Exemplary Leadership

Author: James M. Kouzes
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787966645
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner—two of the foremost experts on the topic of leadership—the Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Exemplary Leadership clearly shows how anyone can develop the key leadership skills needed "to get extraordinary things done" on their campuses. This important resource outlines the principles and practices that are solidly based in more than two decades of quantitative and qualitative research. The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator's Guide to Exemplary Leadership Describes the proven Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership Explains the fundamental principles that support the key leadership practices Provides actual case examples of real people on college and university campuses who demonstrate each practice Offers specific recommendations on what to do to own these practices Shows how to continue to develop as a leader

The Still Divided Academy

Author: Stanley Rothman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442208087
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively neutral; instead they give us a fuller perspective of the people on our college campuses.

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

Author: Margaret J. Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119287731
Format: PDF, ePub
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"In today's challenging economic climate, college and university administrators need reliable financial advice for helping their institutions thrive. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book is designed to help new administrators understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within the institution. Written in an accessible style, so that the book's guidance to immediate use, the book is grounded in the latest knowledge and filled with illustrative examples from across all types of institutions. This is an ideal resource for courses in graduate programs in higher education leadership and administration"--

Accommodations in Higher Education Under the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA

Author: Michael Gordon (Ph. D.)
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572303232
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical manual offers essential information and guidance for anyone involved with ADA issues in higher education settings. Fundamental principles and actual clinical and administrative procedures are outlined for evaluating, documenting, and accommodating a wide range of mental and physical impairments. Contributors draw upon extensive hands-on experience with managing ADA issues to supply helpful diagnostic roadmaps, sample reports, and resource listings. Cutting through the morass of confusion surrounding current disability mandates, this book fills a vital need for mental health clinicians, learning disabilities and rehabilitation specialists, administrators in postsecondary institutions and testing organizations, and legal professionals.

Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education

Author: Robert M. Hendrickson
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 157922881X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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To meet the new and rapidly changing demands facing today’s higher education managers and leaders – from department chairs to trustees – this book offers guidance on how to effectively discharge their responsibilities and how to develop their skills for managing their relationships with internal and external stakeholders. It also provides a broad understanding of the structure and functions of their institution and of the appropriate loci of decision-making. The authors go beyond the “positions” of leadership to emphasize the qualities of creativity, commitment, collaboration, delegation and courage that are essential to steer a unit, college or university through successful and enduring change Recognizing that the hallmark of higher education in the United States is a diversity of institutional types, this book enables the reader to relate issues of environment, organization and management to his or her specific institution, from not only the presidential perspective, but from the vantage point of trustees, provosts, vice presidents, deans, and department heads. By covering all these functions—as well as the role of external stakeholders—in a single volume, this book offers readers a comprehensive view of how institutions respond to external forces and internal issues, and how these impact organizational structure, functions and decision-making in their roles, and the institution at large. The book is informed by these three essential principles: • Sound institutional decisions must be based on a clearly articulated mission and set of core values; • Successful institutional adaptation to a changed environment must be grounded and aligned with the fundamental mission and core values; and • Successful academic leaders must be able to create and foster partnerships, bringing diverse individuals and interests together around a shared vision and mission grounded in common values. This handbook is divided into five units. The first introduces the reader to the scholarly field of higher education and establishes the contextual framework for the rest of the book. The second investigates the multifaceted and often complex relationships that exist between institutions of higher learning and the external constituencies. The third focuses how college and university presidents and their board of trustees keep an institutional mission focused while adapting to changes in the environment, while the fourth analyzes how colleges and universities fulfill their core mission through shared democratic partnerships. The concluding unit concerns how effective academic leaders implement their institution’s academic mission. Both scholarly and accessible, this book is intended to be of interest to a broad audience, ranging from graduate students in higher education administration programs to members of institutional governing boards, and everyone in leadership positions in between. All of the authors have completed graduate work in a higher education administration program, and collectively have had experience with academic administration at every level through to the university presidency. Two of the authors are currently faculty in leading higher programs teaching classes in administration and organizational theory and have published widely in the scholarly field. One has been a member of a governing board. Study questions suitable for leadership training and graduate courses are provided online. See hot link at top right of this page.

The Jossey Bass Academic Administrator s Guide to Conflict Resolution

Author: Sandra I. Cheldelin
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787960537
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dealing with conflict is an inevitable part of any academic administrator’s job. Often, however, new administrators lack the skills they need to successfully resolve campus conflicts. This important resource includes an array of strategies for identifying and managing conflict between individuals, within a department, and between departments. The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator’s Guide to Conflict Resolution shows how to turn conflicts into problems to be solved. Authors Sandra I. Cheldelin and Ann F. Lucas offer concrete approaches academic administrators can use to analyze conflicts and design effective interventions. The Jossey-Bass Academic Administrator’s Guide to Conflict Resolution is an invaluable tool that includes Guidelines for knowing when it is appropriate to intervene in a conflict Strategies for helping to change irrational and negative thinking to positive rational thought Methods for handling interpersonal conflict–between two parties–within a department An outline of the major approaches for managing conflict and information about when they work and when they don’t Effective strategies for preventing and solving specific problems The book also includes valuable information about third party interventions such as negotiation, facilitation, and arbitration.

Reframing Academic Leadership

Author: Lee G. Bolman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470929332
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Colleges and universities constitute a special type of organization; and their complex mission, dynamics, personnel structures, and values require a distinct set of understandings and skills to lead and manage them well." —From the Preface In Reframing Academic Leadership, Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos offer higher education leaders a provocative and pragmatic guide for Crafting dynamic institutions where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts Creating campus environments that facilitate creativity and commitment Forging alliances and partnerships in service of the mission Building shared vision and campus cultures that unite and inspire Serving the larger goals of the academy and society Throughout the book, the authors integrate powerful conceptual frameworks with rich and compelling real-world cases to support academic leaders searching for the best in themselves and in their institutions. The book tackles thorny issues such as building institutional clarity and capacity, managing conflict, coping with difficult people, partnering with the boss, and developing leadership resilience. Following in the tradition of Bolman and Deal's classic Reframing Organizations, Bolman and Gallos emphasize a pragmatic approach. They tease out the unique challenges and opportunities in academic leadership and provide ideas, tools, and encouragement to help higher education leaders see more clearly, feel more confident, and become more skilled and versatile in handling the vicissitudes of daily life. Reframing Academic Leadership is the resource for those seeking to understand, develop, and manage colleges and universities.

The Physician s Survival Guide for the Hospital

Author: Samuel Steinberg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595631576
Format: PDF, ePub
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Doctors need hospitals and hospitals need doctors. Then why do they continue to communicate their needs to each other so badly? Why all the animosity, conflict, and mistrust? In The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital, Dr. Samuel H. Steinberg, an experienced hospital administrator, solves this problem by revealing the information needed for each of these groups to be successful in the hospital environment. Practice administrators will learn skills and information to help them improve their job performance and enhance their standing with their colleagues. Hospital administrators will learn what physicians need to take care of their patients. Physicians, those just starting their practice as well as the more seasoned, will learn the best and most efficient ways to get their hospital work accomplished. They will also become skilled at managing their hospital practice, thus making it a more enjoyable and rewarding experience. Step-by-step, The Physician's Survival Guide for the Hospital takes you through all of the issues of the physician-hospital practice in order to generate better teamwork, avoid common pitfalls and mistakes, and provide a road map to make the hospital a better place for patients and staff.