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  • Leaders in the Labyrinthby Stephen J. Nelson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 32.99

    This book sheds light on how presidents conduct the influence and power of their office, especially in the use of their pulpits, how they navigate issues of political correctness, and how they hold the center of the university together, in contentious times and against competing ideological forces. more...

  • The Changing Dynamics of Higher Education Middle Managementby V Lynn Meek; Leo Goedegebuure; Rui Santiago; Teresa Carvalho

    Springer 2010; US$ 209.00

    Known as either 'soft' or 'hard' 'managerialism', 'new managerialism' or 'new public management', this new narrative has, irrespective of moniker, permeated the institutions of higher education almost everywhere. Taking this as its context, this volume is founded on a comprehensive international comparative analysis... more...

  • The Collegial Tradition in the Age of Mass Higher Educationby Ted Tapper; David Palfreyman

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    This book will examine the relationship between collegiality and the collegial tradition in the context of the development of mass higher education. The collegial tradition in higher education has been shaped above all by the collegiate universities. In all its various forms (as commensality, as a mode of governance, and as a critical force in shaping... more...

  • Peak Performance for Deans and Chairsby Susan Stavert Roper; Terrence E. Deal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 26.99

    This book analyzes the behavior of chairs and deans through the political, structural, human resources, and symbolic frames. Lessons learned from the negative as well as the positive scenarios are highlighted, enabling deans and chairs to easily adapt them to their own situations. more...

  • Smart Leadership for Higher Education in Difficult Timesby David W. Breneman; Paul J. Yakoboski

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    As the US economy emerges from the severest recession in a generation, large questions regarding its long-term ramifications for higher education remain unanswered. In fact, the harshest effects of the economic downturn are likely ahead as campus leadership focuses on enrollment, affordability and fundraising. This volume of essays examines the challenges... more...

  • Leading from the Middleby Tammy Stone; Mary Coussons-Read

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 39.99

    This book examines the often overlooked and always challenging position of associate/assistant dean. While readers may find themselves saying, 'I wish someone had told me that!' Stone and Coussons-Read infuse optimism and enthusiasm into their discussions of the good, the bad, and the ugly inherent in the role of associate/assistant dean. more...

  • On Being Presidentialby Susan R. Pierce; Judith Block McLaughlin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    On campuses and among trustees there is often a lack ofunderstanding of what the president does (and should do), thelarger issues facing the institution, and issues that the presidentgrapples with on a daily basis. As a result, the faculty,administration, and the board can find themselves at odds overgovernance, which can paralyze institutions... more...

  • The Fall of the Facultyby Benjamin Ginsberg

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 15.99

    Until very recently, American universities were led mainly by their faculties, which viewed intellectual production and pedagogy as the core missions of higher education. Today, as Benjamin Ginsberg warns in this eye-opening, controversial book, "deanlets"--administrators and staffers often without serious academic backgrounds or experience--are... more...

  • The Essential Department Chairby Jeffrey L. Buller

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition of the classicbook The Essential Department Chair is comprehensive andup-to-date. The new edition incorporates many timely topics and isnow truly more than a guide—it’s a much-needed deskreference, a book that includes “everything you need to knowto be a department chair.”... more...

  • The Department Chair Primerby Don Chu

    Wiley 2011; US$ 30.00

    The Department Chair Primer provides the practical information that chairs need to do their jobs well. Many of the book's ideas come from practicing chairs and are proven strategies for dealing with a variety of issues. Each chapter details a particular problem, includes a brief introduction to the topic, provides tips on how to deal with the... more...