Strategic Leadership

Author: Richard L. Morrill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781607096559
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Strategic Leadership addresses deep and continuing issues relating to strategy, governance, management, and leadership in higher education during a period of rapid change. Each of these themes is at the heart of current debates about the capacity of universities to respond to new expectations, market realities, reduced state funding, globalization, technology, and a long list of other challenges. Dealing with these issues can immobilize colleges and universities, or it can cause them to become so market-driven that they will sacrifice their own legacy of academic values. This book places strategic planning in a new conceptual framework that is oriented to interactive leadership rooted in human agency and values. It will assist academic professionals, stakeholders such as trustees, and students of higher education to better understand and use strategic planning as an effective process and as a method of collaborative leadership.

Managing the Big Picture in Colleges and Universities

Author: Richard L. Alfred
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985288
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the past, colleges and universities relied on "small picture" tactics to determine insititutional direction. Even now, many institutions are missing a "big picture" approach to leadership and management. In an environment where business continues to aggressively optimize the opportunities it sees in higher education, institutional leaders must adopt a more strategic approach to guiding colleges and universities into the future. Strategy must become an essential part of the organizational architecture of every college and university.

The Important Role of Institutional Data in the Development of Academic Programming in Higher Education

Author: Freeman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119301025
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Institutional data is one of the important aspects that informs the development and sustainability of academic programming within the academy. Centrality of institutional data is key when making decisions related to a range of academic programs. This volume addresses with both depth and breadth: various types of academic programing (i.e. academic degrees, research centers/institutes), diverse institutional types including community colleges, doctoral/research universities, minority-serving and for-profit institutions, and concrete examples and steps regarding how to utilize institutional data to improve academic planning and development. This is the 168th volume of this Jossey-Bass quarterly report series. Timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.

Leadership and the Liberal Arts

Author: J. Wren
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230620140
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A collection of essays by presidents of prominent liberal arts colleges and leading intellectuals who reflect on the meaning of educating individuals for leadership and how it can be accomplished in ways consistent with the missions of liberal arts institutions.

Engaging Risk

Author: Paula Vene Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475818467
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Engaging Risk: A Guide for College Leaders offers presidents, provosts, deans, senior administrators, and faculty leaders a road map for establishing a first-rate program of risk management at their institution.

Portraits in Leadership

Author: Arthur Padilla
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275984908
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Many universities have exemplary leaders at the helm, and the six profiled here have much to teach the corporate world, as well as the academic, about leadership approaches that work.

Strategic Leadership

Author: Sydney Finkelstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195162072
Format: PDF
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This book integrates and assesses the vast and rapidly growing literature on strategic leadership, which is the study of top executives and their effects on organizations. The basic premise is that in order to understand why organizations do the things they do, or perform the way they do, we need to deeply comprehend the people at the top-- their experiences, abilities, values, social connections, aspirations, and other human features. The actions--or inactions--of a relatively small number of key people at the apex of an organization can dramatically affect organizational outcomes. The scope of strategic leadership includes individual executives, especially chief executive officers (CEOs), groups of executives (top management teams, or TMTs); and governing bodies (particularly boards of directors). Accordingly, the book addresses an array of topics regarding CEOs (e.g., values, personality, motives, demography, succession, and compensation); TMTs (including composition, processes, and dynamics); and boards of directors (why boards look and behave the way they do, and the consequences of board profiles and behaviors). Strategic Leadership synthesizes what is known about strategic leadership and indicates new research directions. The book is meant primarily for scholars who strive to assess and understand the phenomena of strategic leadership. It offers a considerable foundation on which professionals involved in executive search, compensation, appraisal and staffing, as well as board members who evaluate executive performance and potential, might build their tools and perspectives.

The Essential Department Chair

Author: Jeffrey L. Buller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118123743
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition of the classic book The Essential Department Chair is comprehensive and up-to-date. The new edition incorporates many timely topics and is now truly more than a guide—it's a much-needed desk reference, a book that includes “everything you need to know to be a department chair.” The book contains a wealth of new case studies and shows new department chairs how the guidelines would perform in a real-life situation.

Internationalization Strategies of German Universities

Author: Ulrich Bremer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 365822133X
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Ulrich Bremer examines the internationalization process of German public research universities, extracts multiple expected factors of impact from existing theory, tests them against data and thus delivers implications for research and practice. Strategy-based international partnerships, specialization and university size represent most relevant factors. The complex interplay of strategy and leadership are shown, a framework for their assessment is provided and conclusions in the fields of digitalization, uncontrolled migration and growing nationalism are drawn.

Academic Turnarounds

Author: Terrence J. MacTaggart
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275988067
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What are the hallmarks of a comprehensive institutional turnaround? It is too easy to mistake a single initiative -- mounting a new marketing program, for example, or bringing in a million dollar donation -- for true and lasting change. Successful turnarounds require profound, often difficult, actions that affect the finances, academic offerings, and reputations of colleges and universities. They take institutions to new levels of performance and then present new chalenges. MacTaggart examines the several stages that comprise insitutional turnarounds and offers practical advice on setting and reaching higher levels of performance. MacTaggart discusses the early indicators of a college or univerity's neeed for a turnaround. He and his colleagues outline financal trends and other indicators of distress, as well as benchmarks for the various stages of an effective turnaround strategy. "Academic Turnarounds" will help trustees, presidents, and faculty members diagnose whether they are in denial about the true condition of the insitution they are charged with preserving. Donors, state officials, accreditors, and others interested in the quality and vitality of American higher education will find direction in this book. "Academic Turnarounds" assists leaders to develop dramatic, purposeful strategies to revitalize challeneged colleges and universities. What are the early warning signs that a college or university needs a turnaround? Waiting too long in the hopes that something other than dramatic, purposeful action will relieve a distressed institution is an all-too-common failing among trustees and other leaders. This book outlines the financial and other indicators of distress well as indicators of the stages in an effective turnaround strategy. It helps trustees in particular diagnose whether or not they are in denial over the true condition of the institution they are charged with preserving.