Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education: A by Robert M. Hendrickson

By Robert M. Hendrickson


"The e-book is content material wealthy for these searching for designated history info on a variety of issues. The checklist is way too lengthy to copy the following, yet suffice it to assert that it is a finished paintings that addresses concerns relating to organizational dynamics, coverage frameworks, govt pursuits, educational courses, school duties, trusteeship, worldwide schooling, felony concerns, strategic making plans, and, in fact, pupil good fortune. If there's one entire textual content you're ready to review approximately greater schooling, make it this one."―The division Chair

“A treasure trove of significant innovations and functional knowledge for somebody drawn to getting to know the nuances of potent educational management in larger schooling. The authors mix key idea and real-world perception in ways in which are incisive, fascinating, and informative. A entire consultant and beneficial source for professional directors and newly appointed board individuals alike.”?Joseph P. Zolner, Senior Director of upper education schemes, Harvard Graduate college of schooling

To meet the recent and quickly altering calls for dealing with today’s greater schooling managers and leaders – from division chairs to trustees – this ebook bargains information on how you can successfully discharge their obligations and the way to improve their talents for handling their relationships with inner and exterior stakeholders. It additionally offers a extensive realizing of the constitution and services in their establishment and of the best loci of decision-making.

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For this book, the word mission refers to the purpose, philosophy, and educational aspirations of a college or university. A college’s or university’s 10 HISTORY, POLITICS, GLOBALIZATION, AND ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY educational philosophy or mission statement should direct an institution and its leaders. It should provide a rationale for the way a college or university administrator approaches decisions about every aspect of the academy, from whom the board selects to lead to what the curriculum should be to how resources should be distributed.

2) requires the teacher and the student to consider the impact of their work on others and engage in democratic practices that advance democratic partnerships, scholarship, and learning. In this book, we assert that higher education institutions that have committed to three essential principles—being mission driven, practicing adaptability in alignment with that mission, and perpetuating democratic partnerships—have consistently fared better than those institutions that have not adhered to these ideas.

Excluded from this vast number of postsecondary institutions are those organizations offering career and technical programs of less than two years and continuing education programs. Given this rich organizational diversity, how can the subject of administration and management be approached to account for the vast differences that exist? Leadership and decision making by academic administrators, regardless of institution type, become more informed when they are first accompanied by a basic understanding of the uniqueness of academic organizations on several levels: typological, organizational, and contextual.

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