Description : In this edited volume, contributors articulate a vision for connecting the insights of critical/cultural communication scholarship with the practice of academic leadership in higher education.
Description : Efficiency, focus, and accountability have become the defining standards for contemporary higher educational leaders. Situating strategic planning and budgeting within the organization and administration of higher education institutions, Organization and Administration in Higher Education provides effective and proven strategies for today¿s change-oriented leaders. Bringing together distinguished administrators from two-year, four-year, public, and private colleges and universities, this volume provide both practical and effective guidance on the intricacies of the institutional structure, its functional activities, and contingency planning. Coverage includes: Key leadership positions and expectations Faculty and student governance Accreditation and assessment Budget processes Curriculum alignment Philanthropic efforts Human resource development Legal considerations Strategic planning Crisis management Effective planning and administration can elevate an institution in critical ways, by enhancing recruitment and retention, strengthening student life, increasing outside support and private giving, and advancing a reputation for excellence. This practical and authoritative guide orients future and current administrators to the major areas of an academic institution and will assist higher education administrators in leading their institutions to excellence.
Description : Higher Education Administration for Social Justice and Equity empowers all administrators in higher education to engage in their work—to make decisions, hire, mentor, budget, create plans, and carry out other day-to-day operations—with a clear commitment to justice, sensitivity to power and privilege, and capacity to facilitate equitable outcomes. Grounding administration for social justice as a matter of daily work, this book translates abstract concepts and theory into the work of hiring, socialization, budgeting, and decision-making. Contributed chapters by renowned scholars and current practitioners examine the way higher education administration is organized, and will help readers both question existing structures and practices, and consider new and different ways of organizing campuses based on equity and social justice. Rich with case studies and pedagogical tools, this book connects theory to practice, and is an invaluable resource for current and aspiring administrators.
Description : "Using various social science perspectives, this book provide critical analyses of knowledge management in higher education, with an emphasis on unintended consequences and future implications"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Institutions of higher learning rely heavily on technological innovation to effectively deliver educational services and provide students with a quality experience. Thus, the ability of leaders and administrators at these institutions to produce effective policy and to innovate in an evolving world hinges on successfully applying technological solutions to everyday challenges facing their college or university. Cases on Technologies for Educational Leadership and Administration in Higher Education brings together a collection of practical case studies exploring the application of new technologies, such as student management systems and enterprise resource planning, along with strategies that educational leaders can use to foster organizational change. Targeted toward college and university administrators and leaders, this book discusses successful strategies for managing universities in the tech-savvy 21st century.
Description : Online education continues to permeate mainstream teaching techniques in higher education settings. Teaching upper-level classes in an online setting is having a major impact on education as a whole and is fundamentally altering global learning. Cases on Critical and Qualitative Perspectives in Online Higher Education offers a collection of informal, personalized articles that identify, describe, and examine actual experiential domains of online program and course production. Administrators, developers, instructors, staff, technical support, and students in the field of online higher education will benefit from these case studies to reinforce and enhance their work.
Description : Due to the changing nature of higher education, it is imperative for administrators to understand the deep and broader issues in higher education administration. This book provide contemporary issue concerning the management of higher education administration These issues include how to deal with students, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and all other stakeholders in higher education. Specifically, the book discusses globalization and campus internationalization in higher education. Since education has been a global endeavor where students from different countries and culture share their educational experience, it is important for administrators or leaders to integrate this understanding in the management of higher education. At the same time the book explains cultural diversity issues and the impact on student learning experience in higher education. At the same time, financial issues are also an important issue for students planning to join higher education institutions. For this reason, administrators should formulate strategies to make higher education affordable for prospective students. This book provides some strategies and techniques to solve the rising cost in higher education globally. In addition, the book provides social issues in higher education administrations. As administrators are supposed to comprehend the social challenges and address them accordingly for the overall benefit of their educational institutions. Furthermore, this book provides other important social topics critical for management of higher education institutions. Spirituality is another critical area of concern in higher education. This book discusses this subject in detail and provides a clear way forward for administrators to navigate spiritual issues in higher education. Consequently, the book also discusses the effects of alcoholism plaguing higher education campuses. The book provides an in-depth discussion about the problem and provides possible solution to deal with the rising challenge in higher education and administration. Finally, the book provides other important subjects which are to be tackled by leaders and administrators in higher education. This book can be a practical guide to management the current and contemporary issues in higher education administration.
Description : One of the key elements in determining the socio-economic significance of education is quality. Quality management plays an integral role in higher education by ensuring that quality benchmarks are being met, thereby attributing to its prestige, increased enrollment, and student success. Quality management policies must be successfully implemented for the institution to thrive. With quality management still in the growing stage, research is needed regarding the applications, challenges, and benefits of these policies within advanced academics. Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical aspects of quality management policies and applications within the educational field. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as faculty involvement, administration practices, and critical success factors, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, educational consultants, researchers, policymakers, stakeholders, deans, provosts, chancellors, academicians, and students seeking current research on successfully implementing quality management systems in teaching, learning, and administrative processes.
Description : Where is higher education as a field of study going in this century? How will higher education programme leaders design and sustain their degree programmes’ vitality in the face of perennial challenges from inside and outside the academy? While in 1979 the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) defined standards for student affairs master’s level preparation, and while 2010 saw the adoption of guidelines for higher education administration and leadership preparation programmes at the master’s degree level, there still are, however, no guidelines that address higher education leadership doctoral programmes, despite increasing demands for assessment and evaluation. This book suggests that higher education administration doctoral degree guidelines are a critical next step in advancing their programme quality and continuity. It offers a review of the field’s history, the condition of its higher education programmes, developments from the student affairs specialisation and its guidelines, and a multi-chapter dialogue on the benefits or disadvantages of having guidelines. At a time of urgency to prepare the next generation of higher education faculty and leaders, this book sets out the parameters for the debate about what the guidelines should cover to ensure the appropriate and effective preparation of students. It also offers a useful framework for enriching the knowledge of deans, chairs, programme coordinators and faculty who are engaged in programme design, assessment, and revision. It will also be of interest to policymakers, the personnel of accrediting agencies, and not least graduate students within higher education preparation programmes. All the contributors to this volume have the exemplary expertise, leadership experience, and a close association with higher education guidelines and standards, and have extensively contributed to the literature on higher education.
Description : This book offers a critical examination of contemporary higher education reforms in Thailand situated in the broader historical, socio-economic and political changes. Through a qualitative case study with three methods of inquiry, this book explores why different 'global education policies' such quasi-privatisation, internationalization, as quality assessment (QA) have resonated in Thailand higher education sector. Grounded in policy borrowing and lending, this book uses the politics, economics and culture of borrowing to analyse major reforms in Thailand for the past one hundred years. It is argued that historical legacy, policy contexts and belief systems of policy elites play pivotal roles in facilitating policy changes or the lack thereof. While historical analysis elucidates that the Thai state has always been an active borrower of western ideas, the perseverance of the 'Thai-ness' discourse has often been used to suggest its so-called independence and idiosyncrasy. This in-depth analysis of the Thai case aims to contribute to the critical studies in Asian education, comparative higher education, policy borrowing and lending and Thai studies. The Culture of Borrowing intensively studies the policy appropriation in the Thai education system by analysing: • Selective Borrowing and the Historical Development of Thai Higher Education • The Asian Economic Crisis as Window of Opportunity: Autonomous University • Internationalization of Teaching: Quantitative and Qualitative Challenges • The Emergence of Quality Policies and their Rationales • The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Quality Policies This book will appeal to researchers in Education, particularly to scholars studying educational policies within the context of tertiary education. It will also interest scholars specialising in Asian and South-east Asian Studies.