Managing Your Career in Higher Education Administration

Author: Michelle Gander
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137328347
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Career guide aimed specifically at the large number of people working in non-academic higher education roles, such as higher education administrators or professional services staff. Based on the authors' real-life experience and first-hand research, the book features case studies which enrich the material and bring it to life.

Reimagining Spaces for Learning in Higher Education

Author: Andrew Middleton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113756427X
Format: PDF
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This text challenges binary perceptions of space and explores the possibilities afforded by a hybrid learning space at the intersection of physical, virtual, formal and informal spaces. It examines how new technologies and modes of delivery, including media-enhanced learning and open education, present opportunities as well as challenges. Chapters are supported by a wealth of case studies which illustrate academic innovation in diverse learning spaces and demonstrate how it can be used to inspire learners and promote student engagement. Packed with practical guidance and questions for reflection and discussion, this thought-provoking and timely guide is an essential resource for anyone involved in improving the student learning experience.

Access to Higher Education

Author: Graeme Atherton
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137411902
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This book systematically examines the nature of inequalities in access to, and success in, higher education across the globe and considers how they are being addressed. It makes both a theoretical and practical contribution to the understanding of HE participation worldwide, featuring case studies on a range of countries from six continents.

Successful University Teaching in Times of Diversity

Author: Nicola Rolls
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137536691
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The book offers a lively, engaging and potentially transformative introduction to the ideas, insights and practical know-how that a modern university teacher requires. Bringing together contributors with extensive practical teaching experience as well as pedagogical expertise, it uses accessible language and real cases to explore everyday teaching challenges and provide strategies and techniques for stimulating deep and satisfying learning.

Governance in the Twenty First Century University Approaches to Effective Leadership and Strategic Management

Author: Dennis John Gayle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118216644
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores approaches to effective leadership and strategic management in the twenty-first century university that recognize and respond to the perceptions and attitudes of university leaders toward institutional structures. It examines the differences between treating universities as businesses and managing universities in a businesslike manner, what kinds of leadership will best address challenges, and how to gain consensus among constituents that change is needed. From historical background to modern e-learning techniques, we look at governance to find systems that are effectively structured to balance the needs of students, educators, administrators, trustees, and legislators.

Managing Your Academic Career

Author: Wyn Grant
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230367992
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides recent entrants to academic jobs in the humanities and social sciences with a guide to success in their chosen career. It covers how to get a job, time management, relations with colleagues, effective teaching, PhD supervision and examining, getting published and career development.

Higher Calling

Author: Scott C. Beardsley
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813940540
Format: PDF
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A revolution has been taking place in the ranks of higher education. University and college presidents—once almost invariably the products of "traditional" scholarly, tenure-track career paths, up through the provost’s office—are rapidly becoming a group with diverse skills and backgrounds. The same is true for many deans and administrative leaders. In Higher Calling: The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia, Scott C. Beardsley, dean of the University of Virginia’s prestigious Darden School of Business, offers a new vision of leadership for today’s higher education. Grounded in the author’s own inspirational story of leaving McKinsey & Company in pursuit of a new source of meaning in his professional life, Higher Calling employs research gathered from search firm executives who now play king or queen maker in presidential and dean searches. It also takes into account information from U.S. liberal arts colleges—considered by many to be the bellwethers of change—to explore what set of strengths an institution of higher education needs in a leader in the twenty-first century. Beardsley explores the widely varying definitions and associated numbers of traditional and nontraditional leaders and asks, Why are U.S. colleges and universities hiring nontraditional candidates to lead them into the future? How are the skills required to lead higher education institutions changing? Or has the search process changed, resulting in a more diverse set of candidates? Providing not only an analysis of nontraditional leaders in higher education but also strategies for developing skills and selecting leaders, Beardsley offers a wealth of information for the modern university in the face of change.

Engines of Innovation

Author: Holden Thorp
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469611848
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In Engines of Innovation, Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein make the case for the pivotal role of research universities as agents of societal change. They argue that universities must use their vast intellectual and financial resources to confront global challenges such as climate change, extreme poverty, childhood diseases, and an impending worldwide shortage of clean water. They provide not only an urgent call to action but also a practical guide for our nation's leading institutions to make the most of the opportunities available to be major players in solving the world's biggest problems. A preface and a new chapter by the authors address recent developments, including innovative licensing strategies, developments in online education, and the value of arts and sciences in an entrepreneurial society.

Failing the Future

Author: Annette Kolodny
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822324706
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A former professor and Dean looks at the future of education in the U.S. as well as the dilemmas facing current and future educators.