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Understanding The University

Author : Ronald Barnett
ISBN : 9781317390596
Genre : Education
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Understanding the University constitutes the final volume in a trilogy – the first two books having been Being a University (2010) and Imagining the University (2012) – and represents the trilogy’s ultimate aims and endeavours. The three volumes together offer a unique attempt at a fairly systematic and exhaustive level to map out just what it might be seriously to understand the extraordinarily complex entity that is known across the world as ‘the university’. Through examination of the conditions and possibilities underlying and affecting universities, this work offers an understanding of specific ideas of the university which can inform policies, strategies and practices in relation to the university. This book is a must read for leaders and senior managers in universities , as well as those undertaking postgraduate studies in the policy and practice of higher education.
Category: Education

Understanding College And University Organization

Author : James L. Bess
ISBN : 9781579227692
Genre : Education
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The book is written with two audiences in mind: administrative and faculty leaders in institutions of higher learning, and students (both doctoral and Master's degree) studying to become upper-level administrators, leaders, and policy makers in higher education. It systematically presents a range of theories that can be applied to many of the difficult management situations that college and university leaders encounter. It provides them with the theoretical background to knowledgeably evaluate the many new ideas that emerge in the current literature, and in workshops and conferences. The purpose is to help leaders develop their own effective management style and approaches, and feel confident that their actions are informed by appropriate theory and knowledge of the latest research in the field. Without theory, organizational leaders are forced to treat each problem that they encounter as unique, as if it were a first time occurrence. While leaders may have some experience with a particular issue, their solutions are usually not informed by the accumulated wisdom of others who have already encountered and resolved similar situations. The authors approach the theory of the organization and administration of colleges and universities from three quite different perspectives, or paradigms, each relying on different assumptions about the "reality" of organizational life in colleges and universities.
Category: Education

Understanding College And University Organization The State Of The System

Author : James L. Bess
ISBN : 9781579221317
Genre : Education
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The book is written with two audiences in mind: administrative and faculty leaders in institutions of higher learning, and students (both doctoral and Master's degree) studying to become upper-level administrators, leaders, and policy makers in higher education. It systematically presents a range of theories that can be applied to many of the difficult management situations that college and university leaders encounter. It provides them with the theoretical background to knowledgeably evaluate the many new ideas that emerge in the current literature, and in workshops and conferences. The purpose is to help leaders develop their own effective management style and approaches, and feel confident that their actions are informed by appropriate theory and knowledge of the latest research in the field. Without theory, organizational leaders are forced to treat each problem that they encounter as unique, as if it were a first time occurrence. While leaders may have some experience with a particular issue, their solutions are usually not informed by the accumulated wisdom of others who have already encountered and resolved similar situations. The authors approach the theory of the organization and administration of colleges and universities from three quite different perspectives, or paradigms, each relying on different assumptions about the "reality" of organizational life in colleges and universities.
Category: Education

Understanding University Organizational Culture

Author : Vesna Kovač
ISBN : 3631534000
Genre : Education
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The book is inspired by impending changes of Croatian universities in the context of the globalization process, that is an effort to get into the European higher education area. The authors analyze the notion of university organizational culture, identifying it as a phenomenon that - due to its exceptional power of regulation and control - acts as a key variable for the adaptation of universities to current demands of the external setting. The organizational culture of a university can be identified, evaluated, and interpreted, but what is more important, it can be modified and changed in the desired direction. The typology of organizational culture follows mostly the typology of university governance or leadership, which very well demonstrates the interconnection between the observed phenomena. Authors present and interpret the results of an empirical survey that was carried out on a sample of 476 university professors from all Croatian universities. The conclusion provides propositions for universities to develop desirable characteristics of university organizational culture, indicating a number of concrete changes so that the current organizational culture can cope with the present-day situation.
Category: Education

Teaching History At University

Author : Alan Booth
ISBN : 0415305365
Genre : History
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Drawing on a wide range of international research, reflections and experiences of univeristy historians, this book links theory and practice and examines how high quality history teaching and learning can be acheived today in universities world wide.
Category: History

Understanding University A Guide To Another Planet

Author : Sinclair, Christine
ISBN : 9780335227884
Genre : Education
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Does university seem like another planet? Does everyone else seem to speak another language? What can you do to make the grade? If these are the kind of questions you are asking, then this is the book you need. After the excitement of being accepted, the reality of life at university or college can be daunting, but help is at hand. This practical book guides new students through the terminology used at university and shows you: what a student needs to know how to be accepted by students and lecturers how to get the best out of your institution and yourself how to communicate using appropriate language in higher education institutions how to learn the conventions of your specific subject area how to be confident and competent in your new world All new students find the move to university slightly bewildering, but with this book you can be one step ahead. The author has spent time talking to students across a broad range of different universities and uses her first-hand experience as a basis for the book. Understanding University provides a lifeline for new students in further and higher education offering everything from practical advice on studying, to explanations of frequently used terms. If you don't know the difference between a seminar and a tutorial or want to know what 'matriculation' means, then this is where to start. Need a little assistance? Just open this book. And remember - you are not alone.
Category: Education

University Of Chicago Law Review Symposium Understanding Education In The United States

Author : University of Chicago Law Review
ISBN : 9781610279451
Genre : Law
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A leading law review now offers a quality eBook edition. This first issue of 2012 features articles and essays from internationally recognized legal and education scholars, including an extensive Symposium on understanding education and law in the United States. Topics include economic structures in education, teaching patriotism, charter and Catholic schools, Amish one-room schools, minority students, empirical work on religious schools, federalism, equal opportunity, and higher-education accreditation. In addition, the issue includes articles by Clayton Gillette on municipal bankruptcy and federalism, and Steven Horowitz on copyright law's asymetry, as well as a comment on wartime waivers. The issue serves, in effect, as an extensive book on cutting-edge issues of educational law and policy in the United States by renowned researchers in the field. It is presented in modern ebook formatting and features active Tables of Contents; linked footnotes and URLs; linked cross-references; and legible graphs.
Category: Law

Understanding Society

Author : Open University. Social Science Foundation Course Team
ISBN : OCLC:220104845
Genre : Political science
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Category: Political science

Understanding Biology Using Peptides

Author : Sylvie E. Blondelle
ISBN : 9780387265759
Genre : Science
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This book represents proceedings of the 19th American Peptide Symposium. It highlights many of the recent developments in peptide science, with a particular emphasis on how these advances are being applied to basic problems in biology and medicine. Specific topics covered include novel synthetic strategies, peptides in biological signaling, post-translational modifications of peptides and proteins, and peptide quaternary structure in material science and disease.
Category: Science

Understanding Business

Author : David Barnes
ISBN : 0415238625
Genre : Business & Economics
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Taking a systems perspective, this book enables the student to make sense of business behaviour by demonstrating how interrelated business processes determine the success of an organization.
Category: Business & Economics

Understanding Student Affairs At Catholic Colleges And Universities

Author : Sandra M. Estanek
ISBN : 1580511163
Genre : Education
File Size : 33.71 MB
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In response to the growing concern over nurturing Catholic identity at Catholic colleges and universities and an outcome of the Lilly-funded Institute for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ISACC), this book is the first of its kind to focus not only on student affairs in Catholic higher education but on lay men and women who received training at secular institutions. An essential book for administrators, staff, and faculty at Catholic institutions of higher learning.
Category: Education

Understanding Virtual Universities

Author : Roy Rada
ISBN : 9781841500522
Genre : Education
File Size : 83.12 MB
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"The purpose of this book is to help academics from all disciplines take full advantage of IT. Anticipating a future in which distance learning and virtual reality tutoring systems play a central role in university teaching, Roy Rada provides guidelines for making best use of such technological opportunities." "The chapters cover: distance learning for individual students; groups in classrooms - focusing on interactive technology; the university as a whole; and emerging market forces in Higher Education and training for industry. Unlike competing books that focus on specific aspects of the subject, Understanding Virtual Universities combines managerial, social and technical issues, to provide a comprehensive approach to Information Technology for Higher Education."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Education

Human Behavior Understanding

Author : Hyun Soo Park
ISBN : 9783319118390
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, HBU 2014, held in Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2014. The 9 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: social signals; face and affect; motion analysis; and multiparty interactions.
Category: Computers

Human Behavior Understanding

Author : Albert Ali Salah
ISBN : 9783642340147
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, HBU 2012, held in Vilamoura, Portugal, in October 2012. The 14 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on sensing human behavior; social and affective signals; human-robot interaction; imitation and learning from demonstration.
Category: Computers

Understanding The Geological And Medical Interface Of Arsenic As 2012

Author : Jack C. Ng
ISBN : 9780203078808
Genre : Science
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The congress "Arsenic in the Environment" offers an international, multi- and interdisciplinary discussion platform for arsenic research aimed at practical solutions of problems with considerable social impact, as well as focusing on cutting edge and breakthrough research in physical, chemical, toxicological, medical and other specific issues on ar
Category: Science

Understanding Learning And Teaching

Author : Prosser
ISBN : 9780335232604
Genre : Education
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Prosser and Trigwell argue that the question to how university teachers can improve the quality of student learning lies in determining how students perceive their unique learning situations. Their book outlines the key principles underlying successful teaching and learning in higher education, and is a key resource for all university teachers.
Category: Education