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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Conflicts in Cultureby Sandra Harris; Steve Jenkins

    R&L Education 2013; US$ 16.99

    In this book the authors discuss the relationship between culture and conflict and provide a continuum to better understand the basis for much cultural conflict. Authors emphasize a systematic framework that can be used to guide the practitioner in resolving conflicts rooted in cultural issues ? from less difficult issues such as the cultural conflicts... more...

  • Improving Assessment in Higher Educationby Stephen Marshall; Richard Henry; Prem Ramburuth

    UNSW Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    All teaching institutions recognise the need to make continual improvements in the quality of teaching and learning. But how, in the resource-constrained environments of universities, can quality be improved without increasing resources to fund it? The governing body at the University of New South Wales gave its president and vice-chancellor three... more...

  • The Effective Academicby Heather Fry; Steve Ketteridge; Stephanie Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Offers discussion, advice, expert opinion and case studies of best practice, covering the various parts of academic practice that are associated with career progression and promotion. The book is particularly aimed at education professionals aspiring to develop leadership responsibilities. more...

  • Engaging Leadersby Paul Gentle; Dawn Forman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Addressing the question of how leadership can work most successfully in universities, Engaging Leaders strengthens the sense of shared professional knowledge and capability amongst leaders in higher education. Presenting a narrative of change which not only spells out why universities need to work differently, this book also takes the reader through... more...

  • Hidden Roads: Nonnative English-Speaking International Professors in the Classroomby Katherine Grace Hendrix; Aparna Hebbani

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    This issue uses the powerful narrative of autoethnography to make visible the existence of international professors and teaching assistants who speak English as a Second Language. These important, but often invisible, individuals contribute daily to the education of students within the US postsecondary educational system. This volume covers a variety... more...

  • Academic Leadership in Higher Educationby Robert J. Sternberg; Elizabeth Davis; April C. Mason; Robert V. Smith; Jeffrey S. Vitter; Michele Wheatly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    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. more...

  • External Quality Auditby Mahsood Shah; Chenicheri Sid Nair

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 85.00

    Whilst external quality audits have been in place for more than a decade in some countries, limited research exists on the extent to which such audits have been effective in improving systems and processes for quality assurance in higher education institutions, and the extent to which such audits have improved academic standards, outcomes and student... more...