Academic Administration : A Quest for Better Management and Leadership in Higher Education

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-25
  • Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc
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This book provides a comprehensive view of the administration of academic affairs and related areas in higher education as they pertain to a threefold institutional mission of teaching, research, and service. It is a must-read for new academic administrators. It fills in a gap in required readings for higher education related majors and advanced degree programs. For the seasoned academic administrator in a senior rank, the book offers a systematic review of the big picture with sufficient depth and provoking analysis of challenging issues to help make progress toward reflective practice, research undertaking, and theoretical breakthrough. The goal of the book is to be a most effective and efficient educational tool, not just to help shorten the learning curve of the new and aspiring academic administrators but also to help renew critical thinking and creative leadership in existing academic administration.

Table of Contents

The Pursuit of Excellence in Academic Administration
Higher Education Research: A Field of Study Adrift
Chief Executive in Academic Administration: High Expectations and Leadership Lessons
Role of the Chief Academic Officer
The Associate Chief Academic Officer
The Changing Role of the Dean in Higher Education in the UK
Administration of Academic Units and Shared Governance
The Small and Visible Organizational Unit: A Symbolic- Interactionist Analysis of Restructuring
College Education and Student Success
University Support of STEM Education: A Story of Competing Needs
Graduate and Professional Education
"Herding Cats": Administering University Continuing Education in the UK
Challenges in Research Administration
Promoting Institutional Effectiveness: The Role of Institutional Research
Assessment in the Competitive Market: Toward a Paradigmatic Shift
Academic Program Initiatives
Service Learning and Civic Education
Learning Resources and Library Administration
Meeting the Challenges of Academic Administration
Expanding Leadership as a Discipline
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