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.

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.

Managing the Big Picture in Colleges and Universities

Author: Richard L. Alfred
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985288
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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.

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.

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.

Legitimacy in the Academic Presidency

Author: Rita Bornstein
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573565622
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This book focuses on the impetus for leading change. Bornstein draws on numerous sources for a theoretical perspective on the factors associated with the president's role in creating legitimate change.

The Entrepreneurial College President

Author: James Lee Fisher
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981228
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If you wish to know what effective college presidents actually think and how they behave, this is the book for you. It is must reading for all who are interested in the American college presidency and leadership in general.

Organizing Higher Education for Collaboration

Author: Kezar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470179368
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This book provides needed guidance and advice for how colleges and universities can reorganize to foster more collaborative work. In a time of declining resources, financial challenges, changing demographics, and staff overturn, institutions are looking for ways to maximize their resources and still be effective. This book is based on a study of campuses that have been successful in recreating their environments to support collaborative work.

Civic Responsibility and Higher Education

Author: Thomas Ehrlich
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573565639
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More than a century ago, John Dewey challenged the education community to look at civic involvement for the betterment of both community and campus. Today, the challenge remains. In this text, editor Thomas Ehrlich has collected essays from national leaders who have focused on civic responsibility and higher education. The book imparts both philosophy and working examples with the aim of providing the inspiration for innovative new programmes in this essential area of learning.

Academic Leadership in Higher Education

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475808054
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As ironic as it may seem, very few academic leaders have had any formal training in academic administration, or in any kind of administration at all. For the most part, academic administrators learn on the job. They also seek advice wherever they can get it. The purpose of this book is to offer such advice.