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Managing Successful Universities

Author : Michael Shattock
ISBN : 9780335240456
Genre : Education
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This book describes the principles involved in managing universities so that they are successful in the modern era.
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Managing Successful Universities

Author : Michael Shattock
ISBN : 9780335209620
Genre : Education
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"Michael Shattock is the master craftsman of sturdy self-change. His liberating lessons will be useful not only in Britain but around the world." Professor Burton R. Clark, University of California, Los Angeles “What do we mean by a successful university? How is such success measured? Are our criteria for success consistent with maintaining and enhancing diversity of mission? How can decline be avoided and failure redressed? And what forms of university management are most appropriate to stimulating success? Few people are better qualified by experience and by scholarship to ask and to answer such questions than Michael Shattock. ...this important new book strengthens the argument for seeing good management as a necessary condition for effective and worthwhile teaching, learning and research, and its neglect as a serious threat to core academic values.†Professor Sir William Taylor, Former Director, University of London Institute of Education "Michael Shattock is without doubt Britain's leading authority on the dangerously neglected subject of university management…For some his book will not make comfortable reading." Professor Geoffrey Alderman, Vice-President, American InterContinental University, London This book defines good management in a university context and how it can contribute to university success. It emphasizes the holistic characteristics of university management, the need to be outward looking and entrepreneurial in management style, the importance of maintaining a strong academic/administrative partnership and a continuous dialogue between the centre and academic departments, and the preservation of a self-directed institutional autonomy. It draws on the literature of management in the private sector as well as from higher education, and from the experience of the author. Managing Successful Universities demonstrates how successful universities utilise the market to reinforce academic excellence.
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Small Business In A Global Economy Creating And Managing Successful Organizations 2 Volumes

Author : Scott L. Newbert
ISBN : 9781440830167
Genre : Business & Economics
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This informative set analyzes the dynamics involved with creating, growing, and managing small businesses amid different geographic, institutional, and political environments. • Reveals insights into the internal and external constraints facing small firms • Explores the effectiveness of a variety of strategies used by small business owners • Offers a window into the dramatic influence small business has on the economy • Contains contributions from the leading scholars in the field
Category: Business & Economics

Strategic Management Of Universities In The Ibero America Region

Author : Jairo H. Cifuentes-Madrid
ISBN : 9783319146843
Genre : Education
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​This book provides the readers with a map of the higher education systems and strategic management trends in the higher education institutions within countries of the Ibero-America region. The key feature of this volume is the presentation of a conceptual framework as a point of reference for the development of university management systems in a specific context. Furthermore, the book provides an overview of the development of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean, to advance understanding of the changes observed in the institutional strategic management setting. The book examines and compares the types of strategic management processes used, as well as the models of applicability of strategy-making. This analysis is done by cutting through a critical review of the processes and systems of university management used in the various analysed countries, and pays special attention to the actors involved, the processes, the reporting systems, the expectations and the limitations. Additionally, the book introduces a methodology for the identification and implementation of best practice in university strategic management, and presents practical suggestions about the ways in which processes and models can be used to increase quality and competitive advantage.
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The Collegial Tradition In The Age Of Mass Higher Education

Author : Ted Tapper
ISBN : 9048191548
Genre : Education
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Much of our writing re?ects a long-term commitment to the analysis of the col- gial tradition in higher education. This commitment is re?ected most strongly in Oxford and the Decline of the Collegiate Tradition (2000), which we are pleased to say will re-appear as a considerably revised second edition (Oxford, The Collegiate University: Con?ict, Consensus and Continuity) to be published by Springer in the near future. To some extent this volume, The Collegial Tradition in the Age of Mass Higher Education, is a reaction to the charge that our work has been too narrowly focussed upon the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge). Not surpr- ingly, you would expect us to reject that critique, while responding constructively to it. The focus may be narrow, and although the relative presence and, more arguably, the in?uence of Oxford and Cambridge may have declined in English higher e- cation, they remain important national universities. Moreover, as the plethora of so-called world-class higher education league tables would have us believe, they also have a powerful international status. This, however, is essentially a defensive response dependent upon the alleged reputations of the two universities. This book is intent on making a more substantial argument. To examine the c- legial tradition in higher education means much more than presenting a nostalgic look at the past.
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Teaching For Quality Learning At University

Author : John B. Biggs
ISBN : 9780335242764
Genre : Education
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This best-selling book explains the concept of constructive alignment in education and aids implementation of this at multiple levels.
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Retention And Student Success In Higher Education

Author : Yorke, Mantz
ISBN : 9780335228492
Genre : Education
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This book draws upon international experience, particularly from the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and the United States to discuss student retention and success from a public policy perspective and concentrates on theory and research evidence, and on how these can inform institutional practices designed to enhance retention and success (particularly where students are enrolled from disadvantaged backgrounds).
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Entrepreneurialism In Universities And The Knowledge Economy

Author : Shattock Michael International Institute for Educational Planning UNESCO
ISBN : 9780335237692
Genre : Education
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This book, which is the product of a major EU funded research programme and is based on twenty-seven institutional case studies, attempts to offer answers to these questions through a series of cross national thematic studies.
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Study Power And The University

Author : Mann
ISBN : 9780335236855
Genre : Education
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This book highlights the effects of power within the higher educational process, and argues that in order to understand the student experience we have to take seriously the institution as a context for learning. It considers key questions such as: Why is the student experience of higher education sometimes negative or restricted? How does power operate within the institution? What are the forces that limit or enable student agency? How can institutions of higher education create conditions which best support more enabling forces? Higher Education has its own particular culture, social relations and practices, governed by social and discursive norms. It is always implicated in relations of power through its function in society and its effects on individuals. This book considers how, for the student, these effects can be enabling and engaging, or limiting and diminishing. In exploring the effects of the institutionalization of learning and the workings of power implicated within this, it sets out to add to more cognitive and pedagogic ways of understanding student experience in higher education. Study, Power and the University provides key reading for educational researchers and developers, academics and higher education managers.
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Researching Higher Education

Author : Malcolm Tight
ISBN : 9780335241842
Genre : Education
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This authoritative book couples an overview of the principal current areas of research into higher education with a guide to the processes involved in undertaking such research.
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Research Game In Academic Life

Author : Lisa Lucas
ISBN : 9780335229970
Genre : Education
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What are the implications of an increasingly competitive global system of higher education research? In what ways have policy changes to the evaluation and funding of university research impacted on higher education institutions in the UK and in other countries? How do institutional and departmental managers and individual academics organise and manage research to best maximise the gains of being successful in research? The "Research Game in Academic Life" turns a spotlight on the importance of research in determining the reputation and success of universities and the academics who work within them. It provides an overview of the changing policies of funding and evaluating university research during the last twenty years and analyses how this has impacted on the status and hierarchical positioning of universities in the United Kingdom. Comparisons of research policies in other national systems of higher education are also made, with examples from Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Australia.; Empirical data is drawn from qualitative case studies of two UK universities; and this book focuses on the way in which the management and organisation of research within these institutions has responded to the demands of economic and accountability pressures and successive rounds of the Research Assessment Exercise. More particularly, the book reflects the human stories and accounts from the individuals who serve to maintain the important research and teaching work of these institutions. The "Research Game in Academic Life" offers a thoughtful analysis and will make essential reading for researchers, department leaders, policy makers and managers in higher education.
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Flexible Higher Education

Author : Burge
ISBN : 9780335234851
Genre : Education
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"It is both uplifting and challenging. It offers tales of great persistence, self-belief and belief in the community of learners these pioneers were seeking to engage with and influence. It is a wonderful narrative which should be compulsory reading for all those aspiring to influence the shape and content of post-secondary education in their own nations." Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning "Quite simply, this is essential and inspiring reading to prepare the next generation to lead distance education." American Journal of Distance Education What did forty-four leading-edge distance education pioneers in higher education experience and learn over their careers? What concerns and research ideas could they pass on to younger colleagues to consider? What do seven expert commentators find in those lessons and experience that might promote theory-building and practice enhancement for post-secondary education? This unique book analyzes the work of over forty pioneers who helped drive key late twentieth century changes in access to, and learning in, higher education, via distance education. It examines how they defined their challenges, made decisions, coped with traditionalist resistance, developed new teaching and learning models, used various technologies, felt the excitement of innovation, and, above all, respected adult learners' goals and contexts. The book also assesses the relevance of that experience and skill to today's contexts. Seven international leaders in adult, distance and higher education assess the pioneers' reflections to glean the ideas of most relevance for contemporary teachers and administrators. Flexible Higher Education provides key reading for post-secondary educators who are interested in learning and teaching design, technology use, quality assurance, learner access and inclusion, innovation in higher education and respect for reflective wisdom. Commentators: Michael Collins, Sir John Daniel, Yvonne Hillier, Michael Grahame Moore, David Murphy, Diana G. Oblinger and Barbara Spronk.
Category: Education

International Trends In University Governance

Author : Michael Shattock
ISBN : 9781317668206
Genre : Education
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Governance is becoming increasingly important in universities just as it is in the wider world of commerce and banking. Historically, universities were run by their academic communities but as mass higher education has taken root, as university research has become a critical element in national economies and as the demand for more accountability both financial and in academic performance has grown, pressure has mounted for a ‘modernisation’ of governance structures. One aspect of ‘modernisation’, particularly important in many European systems, and in Japan, has been the decision by governments to give institutions greater autonomy, more control over their budgets and legal responsibility for the employment of their staff. International trends to introduce greater competition between institutions, to encourage greater institutional differentiation and give greater play to market forces has led to an emphasis on leadership, a more systematic involvement of external stakeholders and a more ‘corporate style of governance. At the same time this has often led to a sense of loss of collegiality, a redistribution of authority and a growing gap between the ‘centre’ and the ‘periphery’ within universities. This book analyses governance change in nine major higher education systems, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, the UK and the USA, each account being the result of independent research by a leading authority in the field and describes how a convergence of governance structures has been mediated by the historical, cultural, political and social characteristics of the different systems. Michael Shattock is a leading authority on university governance; this study offers the most up to date account of governance reform in a range of higher education systems, an analysis of the common trends and an assessment of their impact on the idea of a university. It will be essential reading for academics, postgraduates and practitioners in higher education.
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Academic Research And Researchers

Author : Angela Brew
ISBN : 9780335239207
Genre : Education
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This book is concerned with how individual researchers experience and respond to this scenario. It brings together research and scholarship examining the socio-political context of university research and explores how researchers' perceptions and identities are changed by political and cultural agendas for research.
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Enhancing Learning Teaching Assessment And Curriculum In Higher Education

Author : Veronica Bamber
ISBN : 9780335238002
Genre : Education
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Higher education is a particularly complex site for enhancement initiatives. This book offers those involved in change a coherent conceptual overview of enhancement approaches, of the change context, and of the probable interactions between them.
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Reconceptualising Evaluation In Higher Education

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ISBN : 9780335241620
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This book evaluates the impact of projects to improve teaching and learning in Higher Education, focusing on evaluative practice.
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Learning Spaces

Author : Savin-Baden
ISBN : 9780335235254
Genre : Education
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"This is a timely and important book which seeks to reclaim universities as places of learning. It is jargon free and forcefully argued. It should be on every principal and vice-chancellor's list of essential reading." Jon Nixon, Professor of Educational Studies, University of Sheffield The ability to have or to find space in academic life seems to be increasingly difficult since we seem to be consumed by teaching and bidding, overwhelmed by emails and underwhelmed by long arduous meetings. This book explores the concept of learning spaces, the idea that there are diverse forms of spaces within the life and life world of the academic where opportunities to reflect and critique their own unique learning position occur. Learning Spaces sets out to challenge the notion that academic thinking can take place in cramped, busy working spaces, and argues instead for a need to recognise and promote new opportunities for learning spaces to emerge in academic life. The book examines the ideas that: Learning spaces are increasingly absent in academic life The creation and re-creation of learning spaces is vital for the survival of the academic community The absence of learning spaces is resulting in increasing dissolution and fragmentation of academic identities Learning spaces need to be valued and possibly redefined in order to regain and maintain the intellectual health of academe In offering possibilities for creative learning spaces, this innovative book provides key reading for those interested in the future of universities including educational developers, researchers, managers and policy makers.
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From Vocational To Higher Education

Author : Gavin Moodie
ISBN : 9780335237203
Genre : Education
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This book discusses current issues in vocational and higher education and the relations between them. As well as concentrating on the well developed English-speaking countries - the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - the book also considers important developments in continental Europe: in particular: The Bologna process in higher education The Copenhagen declaration on enhanced European co-operation in vocational education and training The development of a European qualifications framework From Vocational to Higher Education is key reading for university lecturers, those studying for higher degrees in higher education, managers and policy makers.
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Gender And The Changing Face Of Higher Education

Author : Carole Leathwood
ISBN : 9780335237609
Genre : Education
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A notable feature of higher education in many countries over the last few decades has been the dramatic rise in the proportion of female students. Women now outnumber men as undergraduate students in the majority of OECD countries, fuelling concerns that men are deserting degree-level study as women overtake them both numerically and in terms of levels of achievement. The assertion is that higher education is becoming increasingly 'feminized' - reflecting similar claims in relation to schooling and the labour market. At the same time, there are persistent concerns about degree standards, with allegations of 'dumbing down'. This raises questions about whether the higher education system to which more women have gained access is now of less value, both intrinsically and in terms of labour market outcomes, than previously. This ground-breaking book examines these issues in relation to higher education in the UK and globally. It provides a thorough analysis of debates about 'feminization', asking: To what extent do patterns of participation continue to reflect and (re)construct wider social inequalities of gender, social class and ethnicity? How far has a numerical increase in women students challenged the cultures, curriculum and practices of the university? What are the implications for women, men and the future of higher education? Drawing on international and national data, theory and research, Gender and the Changing Face of Higher Education provides an accessible but nuanced discussion of the 'feminization' of higher education for postgraduates, policy-makers and academics working in the field.
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Foundations Of Problem Based Learning

Author : Maggi Savin-Baden
ISBN : 9780335232710
Genre : Education
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This book closes a gap in the PBL literature. It is a thoroughly researched, well documented and engagingly written three part harmony addressing conceptual frames, recurring themes, and broadening horizons. An essential addition to your library. Professor Karl A. Smith, University of Minnesota …a comprehensive guide for those new to PBL, and suitable for those new to teaching or for the more experienced looking for a new challenge. Dr Liz Beaty, Director (Learning and Teaching), HEFCE This book vividly articulates the key ideas of PBL and provides new PBL practitioners with key guiding posts for its implementation. It is an excellent contribution to the art of using PBL. Associate Professor Oon-Seng Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore · What is problem-based learning? · How can it be used in teaching? · How does problem-based learning affect staff and students? · How do we assess and evaluate it? Despite the growth in the use of problem-based learning since it was first popularised, there have been no resources to examine the foundations of the approach and offer straightforward guidance to those wishing to explore, understand, and implement it. This book describes the theoretical foundations of problem-based learning and is a practical source for staff wanting to implement it. The book is designed as a text that not only explores the foundations of problem-based learning but also answers many of the frequently-asked questions about its use. It has also been designed to develops the reader's understanding beyond implementation, including issues such as academic development, cultural, diversity, assessment, evaluation and curricular models of problem-based learning. Foundations of Problem-based Learningis a vital resource for lecturers in all disciplines who want to understand problem-based learning and implement it effectively in their teaching.
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