Leadership as Service

Author: Kent Allen Farnsworth
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990923
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Farnsworth argues that an imbalance of power exists in higher education that favors internal self-interests over student development and public service, an imbalance that has eroded the rigor and efficacy of the undergraduate curriculum. If higher education is to serve all who must benefit from its programs and services, presidents and senior administrators must restore this balance, and must effectively represent the interests of students and society as a whole. This book offers critical information for faculty and administrators alike, Leadership as Service reframes an agenda for higher education, challenging presidents to give voice to those who are now underserved, and restore the primacy of teaching and learning within the academy.

Using Servant Leadership

Author: Angelo J. Letizia
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813587360
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Using Servant Leadership provides an instructive guide for how faculty members can engage in servant leadership with administrators, students, and community members. By utilizing a wide range of research and through a series of case studies, Angelo J. Letizia demonstrates how, with a bit of creative thinking, the ideals of servant leadership can work even in the fractious, cash-strapped world of contemporary higher education. Furthermore, he considers how these concepts can be implemented in pedagogy, research, strategic planning, accountability, and assessment. This book points the way to a more humane university, one that truly serves the public good.

Servant Leadership for Higher Education

Author: Daniel W. Wheeler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118181379
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Given the myriad of complex problems facing higher education,it is difficult to imagine that an administrator at any level ofthe institution could be effective without engaging in servantleadership. Higher education is a service industry and,consequently, this text is a must read for practicingadministrators who are committed to effective leadership."–Mary Lou Higgerson, Ph.D., vice president for AcademicAffairs and dean of the college, Baldwin-Wallace College "Finally a thoughtful book on servant leadership with directapplication to higher education. Includes many strategies fordeveloping servant leadership in self, others, and organizations."–Dr. Gary L. Filan, executive director, Chair Academy "With Servant Leadership for Higher Education Dan Wheeler bringsthe gauzy platitudes sometimes associated with servant leadershipdown to earth in a set of field-tested principles. I finished thebook fantasizing about how much better off our colleges anduniversities would be if our leaders behaved like this!"–JonWergin, professor of educational studies, Ph.D. in Leadership &Change Program, Antioch University "This is a must read for anyone thinking about becoming anacademic leader. In the academy, it is not about command andcontrol–it's about serving your colleagues. Dan Wheeler's book'nails it' as nothing is more critical to leaders than success inserving their colleagues." –Walter Gmelch, dean and professor,School of Education, University of San Francisco Foreword by Kent Keith CEO, Greenleaf Center for ServantLeadership

Higher Education in the Digital Age

Author: James J. Duderstadt
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573565202
Format: PDF
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The authors call for a strategic framework capable of understanding and shaping the major impact of technology on institutions.

New Strategies for Educational Fund Raising

Author: Michael J. Worth
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573565189
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this sequel to the highly respected and practical 1993 book on fund raising, Worth and his group of authoritative contributors cover areas that did not even exist in this field in 1993, including the concepts of "principal gifts" and "benchmarking." They adapt strategies from Worth's earlier book and introduce many new ones to meet current challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Comprising 31 chapters divided into ten logical parts, the authors provide a complete picture of this field, which is so important to leaders in higher education. Beginning with a strong base of knowledge, the authors then discuss topics ranging from raising funds from individuals; creating the campaign (accounting, long-range planning, leadership, the mission, kickoff); corporate and foundation support; traditions of giving; managing and supporting development programs; ethical concerns; and trends for the future. Michael Worth gives a great deal of attention to the environment in which those responsible for advancement in higher education have to work today. The book addresses new areas in the field that didn't exist when Worth wrote his first edition of this book in 1993. For example, the use of financial instruments in the planning of gift giving are more sophisticated, and business techniques have been tapped to improve management of programs and measurement of success. Part II of the book describes the underlying foundations of educational fund raising in three chapters, each written by an expert contributor. This section of the book describes the base of knowledge in the field (theory and research) and discusses the institutional plan and its relationship to the goals and objectives of the institution. Part V, covers corporate and foundation support, which is based on reasoned strategies and business plans and goals rather than on altruism and emotion, which can often be the foundation for individual giving. The book also includes a glossary and a selective bibliography.

Student Learning in the Information Age

Author: Patricia Senn Breivik
Publisher: Oryx Press
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author offers an in-depth examination of resource-based learning as an important new paradigm for higher education. This concept shifts the focus from teaching to learning by requiring students to select their own learning materials from a wide range of real world information resources. A resource-based approach helps students assume more responsibility for their own learning, and it provides a practical means of addressing differences in students' educational needs. Breivik highlights examples of colleges and universities that already are using this approach successfully, and it offers a framework to help educators create their own resource-based learning programmes. This new work should be of value to academic leaders and faculty members who are concerned with preparing students for lifelong learning. It also should be of significant interest to campus information providers.


Author: Lois S. Lamdin
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 9780897749596
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work examines the important role of learning in maintaining the health, quality of life, and longevity of older adults, and in providing opportunities for them to take on new roles in society. Based on extensive interviews with elderlearners and with learning services providers across the country, Elderlearners includes the results of the first comprehensive survey on the topic of adult learning in men and women over age 55. The authors provide key data on the sources, topics, and extent of the current learning activities of older adults, as well as on their preferred learning modes.