Learning to Lead in Higher Education

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 288 pages
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The future success of our universities depends on academics' capacity to respond energetically to change. To help academics face new and uncertain demands, we need an entirely different approach to their management and leadership. This book shows academic leaders how to increase resource productivity and enhance teaching quality. It also demonstrates how leaders can help their staff through momentous change without compromising professional standards.
Drawing on ideas from the world of business leadership as well as research into what makes academics committed and productive, Learning to Lead in Higher Education provides heads of departments and course leaders with practical tools they can use to improve their management and leadership skills. It shows academic and university leaders at all levels how they can turn adversity into prosperity.
  

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Contents

PART III
11
The leadership challenge in the contemporary context
12
universities
34
Academic productivity and the outcomes of higher
38
Influences on academic work
58
lecturers perceptions
69
Leadership from the academics perspective
80
relation to presage process and product
105
PART II
126
Enabling academic people
158
Recognising and developing performance
194
Changing universities and improving leadership
225
Improving university leadership
253
Leadership for Academic Work questionnaire
269
Index
283
Tables
287

Leadership and academic leadership
106

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Ramsden is at Griffith University.

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