Learning to Lead in Higher Education

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 288 pages
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Higher education is going through great change. There are more students, much less public money, and steadily greater pressures from employers and students for universities to be more accountable. At the same time, lecturers face job insecurity and confront bigger workloads, while universities are forced to become more efficient and business-like. The future success of our universities depends on academics' capacity to respond energetically to change. To help academics face new and uncertain demands, this book argues that a different approach is needed for their management and leadership. It shows academic leaders how to increase resource productivity and enhance teaching quality. It also demonstrates how leaders can help their staff through considerable 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, the text provides heads of departments and course leaders with practical tools they can use to improve their management and leadership skills.
  

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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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