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  • 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$ 43.99

    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

    Praise for On Being Presidential "This is the best book I've ever read on being a college president."—Arthur Levine, president, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and president emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University "A must-read for anyone involved in higher education. Susan Resneck Pierce's cautionary tales and commonsense... 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...

  • Changing Governance and Management in Higher Educationby William Locke; William K. Cummings; Donald Fisher

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 209.00

    Drawing on the findings of a survey of academics in eighteen countries across five continents, this book analyzes recent changes in institutional governance and management in higher education and their impact on the academy and academic work. more...

  • The Essential Department Chairby Jeffrey L. Buller

    Wiley 2011; US$ 48.00

    This second edition of the informative and influential The Essential Department Chair offers academic chairs and department heads the information they need to excel in their roles. This book is about the "how" of academic administration: for instance, how do you cultivate a potential donor for much-needed departmental resources? How do you persuade... more...

  • The Department Chair Primerby Don Chu

    Wiley 2011; US$ 32.00

    If higher education is to fulfill its vital social mission, new department leaders must be prepared for their positions and get up to speed on the basics quickly, educating themselves about the role and continuing to learn on the job. In this second edition of his classic resource, Don Chu outlines the proven ideas and strategies new department... more...

  • Servant Leadership for Higher Educationby Daniel W. Wheeler

    Wiley 2011; US$ 42.00

    "Given the myriad of complex problems facing higher education, it is difficult to imagine that an administrator at any level of the institution could be effective without engaging in servant leadership. Higher education is a service industry and, consequently, this text is a must read for practicing administrators who are committed to effective leadership."... more...

  • Understanding and Facilitating Organizational Change in the 21st Century: Recent Research and Conceptualizationsby Kezar

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.00

    There is a widespread discontent with the quality of education and levels of college student achievement, particularly for undergraduates preparing for the professions. This report examines the educational challenges in preparing professionals, reviews the specific types of curriculum innovations that faculty and administrators have created or significantly... more...

  • Community College Leadershipby George R. Boggs; Pamela L. Eddy

    Stylus Publishing 2012; US$ 23.99

    ?Pamela L. Eddy?s book deserves our time for two simple reasons: first, the multidimensional model for leading change transcends community colleges and is applicable broadly within and beyond education; and, second, the author?s thoughtful inclusion of vignettes and case studies provides the day-to-day grounding to make her model relevant to readers... more...