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- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 48.99
This book considers two intriguing issues. One is an exploration of the characteristics that determine success and failure in the academy's top post. The second is more complex but equally crucial: What is the impact of presidents on the ideals of the university? How do presidential leadership, rhetoric, and action connect to the fundamental beliefs... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.00
Based on years of observation at a large state university, Wannabe U tracks the dispiriting consequences of trading in traditional educational values for loyalty to the market. Aping their boardroom idols, the new corporate administrators at such universities wander from job to job and reductively view the students there as future workers in need... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 45.00
This newly revised best-selling classic Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services continues to offer a proven step-by-step approach to reallocating resources in tough times. This updated text includes templates, available also online, for prioritizing communications plans to ensure more successful campus implementation and to avoid mistakes. Based... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 42.00
Socrates in the Boardroom argues that world-class scholars, not administrators, make the best leaders of research universities. Amanda Goodall cuts through the rhetoric and misinformation swirling around this contentious issue--such as the assertion that academics simply don't have the managerial expertise needed to head the world's leading schools--using... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00
Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition of the classic book The Essential Department Chair is comprehensive and up-to-date. The new edition incorporates many timely topics and is now truly more than a guide—it’s a much-needed desk reference, a book that includes “everything you need to know to be a department chair.”... more...
- 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...