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  • Fixing Higher Educationby Christian Schierenbeck

    Springer 2012; US$ 89.95

    Christian Schierenbeck makes a provocative case that higher education across the globe suffers from a profound productivity crisis which prevents broad access to affordable and high-quality educational services. He shows how the vast productivity gap in higher education could be closed if academic managers borrowed some of the managerial practices... more...

  • Codes of Conduct in Academiaby John M. Braxton; Nathaniel J. Bray

    Wiley 2012; US$ 29.00

    Chapters of this issue of New Directions for Higher Education present tenets of codes of conduct for the presidency, academic deans, admissions officers, fund-raising professionals, faculty who teach undergraduate students, and faculty who teach graduate students. The need for such codes of conduct stems from the client-serving role of colleges and... more...

  • Positive Academic Leadershipby Jeffrey L. Buller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 42.00

    The alternative to negative academic leadership is a style that is essentially positive, taking its cues from the movement known as positive psychology. Rather than devoting all of one’s attention to solving problems, it emphasizes strengthening what’s working well. The difference between negative and positive leadership may be best... more...

  • The True Genius of America at Riskby Katherine C. Lyall; Kathleen R. Sell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 45.99

    Lyall and Sell have opened a candid public policy discussion about the future of public universities. This is the only book-length treatment of public higher education finance at the beginning of the 21st century that looks comprehensively at state experiments and dilemmas, and attempts to envision possible future paths. Lyall and Sell describe market... more...

  • Fitting Form to Functionby Rudolph H. Weingartner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 38.99

    Written informally, Fitting Form to Function that the way in which the various departments within colleges and universities are organized has a direct impact on their effectiveness. Factors such as reporting structures, what kinds of committees are formed, and how the administration and faculty collaborate to make decisions all play key roles... more...

  • Leadership through Collaborationby Ann S. Ferren; Wilbur W. Stanton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 45.99

    This book is organized around 11 topics, including the skills and personal qualities needed to provide effective academic leadership; strengthening the infrastructure for academic affairs through strategic planning, facilities planning, and technology integration; the importance of developing new resources and linking them to academic priorities; academic... more...

  • Legitimacy in the Academic Presidencyby Rita Bornstein

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 54.99

    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. more...

  • Managing the Big Picture in Colleges and Universitiesby Richard L. Alfred

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 45.99

    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... more...

  • College Deansby Walter H. Gmelch; Mimi Wolverton

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 44.99

    Based on the National Deans Survey, which included 800 deans from all U.S. 4-year academic institutions, this book describes the deanship in general and gives profiles of deans: who they are and where they work. Also discussed is the position of dean itself in terms of general academic leadership and what deans in this study believe are their primary... more...

  • Leadership as Serviceby Kent A. Farnsworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 43.99

    This provocative and readable discussion of leadership in higher education argues that leadership is essentially an act of service; that the more responsible the leadership position, the greater the responsibility to serve. more...