Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education

Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education
Author: Chenicheri Sid Nair,Len Webster,Patricie Mertova
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2010-08-12
ISBN 10: 1780630379
ISBN 13: 9781780630373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a range of case studies concerning the leadership and management of quality development in higher education. It captures the experiences of senior administrators and managers to the complexity of problems that quality development involves. The authors draw attention to the human-centred approach to quality, as they argue that in any activity there is a need to take account of human values and attitudes. Experiences from experts in the field Guide to resources that are utilized in the higher education industry Auditors’ perceptions

Research Anthology on Preparing School Administrators to Lead Quality Education Programs

Research Anthology on Preparing School Administrators to Lead Quality Education Programs
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1829
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN 10: 1799834395
ISBN 13: 9781799834397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The delivery of quality education to students relies heavily on the actions of an institution’s administrative staff. Effective leadership strategies allow for the continued progress of modern educational initiatives. It is crucial to investigate how effective administrators lead their organizations in challenging and difficult times and promote the accomplishments of their organization. Research Anthology on Preparing School Administrators to Lead Quality Education Programs is a vital reference source that offers theoretical and pedagogical research concerning the management of educational systems on both the national and international scale. It also explores academic administration as well as administrative effectiveness in achieving organizational goals. Highlighting a range of topics such as strategic planning, human resources, and school culture, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, principals, superintendents, board members, researchers, academicians, policymakers, and students.

Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education

Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education
Author: Baporikar, Neeta,Sony, Michael
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 1799810194
ISBN 13: 9781799810193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education

Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education
Author: Mark Brundrett,Christopher Rhodes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN 10: 1136980105
ISBN 13: 9781136980107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The study of educational leadership makes little sense unless it is in relation to who the leaders are, how they are leading, what is being led and with what effect. Based on the premise that learning is at the heart of leadership and that leaders themselves should be learners, the Leadership for Learning series explores the connections between educational leadership, policy, curriculum, human resources, and accountability. Each book in the series approaches its subject matter through a three-fold structure of process, themes and impact. Series Editors - Clive Dimmock, Mark Brundrett and Les Bell What is the role of leadership in developing strategies that enhance learning outcomes? Leadership for Quality and Accountability in Education addresses the interconnected issues of quality and accountability in the education system and provides a coherent framework within which these issues can be analysed. The authors outline the significance of promoting quality in all educational establishments and go on to discuss why quality and accountability have become so essential to the framework of leadership in education, how quality and accountability have been utilised on a national and international scale and what the defining characteristics of these terms are. The book is divided into three sections which explore three linked key aspects: Part I focuses on the concept and nature of quality and accountability and the process of developing a culture of quality; Part II addresses the issues of managing staff and resources, leadership for high-quality teaching and learning and relationships with stakeholders; Part III considers the impact and prospect of quality and accountability, including internal evaluation and external inspection. The book will appeal to educational leaders and managers, advisors and inspectors, and academic researchers. It will also be of particular relevance to Masters and doctoral degree students specialising in school leadership and management.

The Practice of Leadership in Higher Education

The Practice of Leadership in Higher Education
Author: Kendall Jarrett,Stephen Newton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN 10: 1000179508
ISBN 13: 9781000179507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This practice-orientated book explores the nature of leadership in higher education during three key stages of the leadership cycle: becoming, being, and leaving leadership. Providing perspectives on leadership from a range of professional sectors, this book presents considered views on contemporary and future leadership practices in higher education from a global network of contributors. Included within each chapter are prominent questions designed to engage the reader to think about their own leadership experiences to date and leadership development needs. Key points covered include: the complexities of leadership in higher education in a changing world discussion of internally resourced leadership development frameworks and programmes currently used across the sector leading complex education systems perspectives on leadership from a range of professional sectors such as corporate, military, elite sport, and public, that can be used to improve the quality of higher education leadership case studies of academics’ leadership practices that provide readers with authentic personal insights into discipline-specific leadership experiences from around the world. Full of practical examples of personal leadership experiences which can be used to help inform readers’ leadership aspirations, development, and legacy planning, this is the ideal read for anyone interested in understanding their identity and practice as a leader in higher education.

Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education

Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education
Author: Stephanie Marshall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-04-11
ISBN 10: 1134127855
ISBN 13: 9781134127856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Drawing on the current research base on the management of change, this book analyzes the key features in planning, delivery and monitoring the impact of planned change initiatives in higher education. Comparing and contrasting the findings of twenty-five action research high level corporate change management projects, the initiatives discussed include: the introduction of Kaplan and Norton’s ‘Balanced Scorecard’ approach, resulting in strategic mapping at all levels a major cultural shift programme to bring about globalisation of all aspects of the university, taking account the perspectives as to how this should be achieved the introduction of a mentoring scheme to promote diversity and equality and greater understanding and support of black and ethnic minority staff. Filled with practical lessons for leadership and change in higher education, this book raises awareness as to how to tackle topical issues and effectively lead universities through major change. With expert commentary and feedback from the stakeholders involved at each institution, Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education is essential reading for all those taking on leadership and management positions in higher education.

Leadership in Higher Education from a Transrelational Perspective

Leadership in Higher Education from a Transrelational Perspective
Author: Christopher M. Branson,Maureen Marra,Margaret Franken,Dawn Penney
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN 10: 1350042390
ISBN 13: 9781350042391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There is an abundance of research saying that not only is leadership in higher education ineffective but also that it actually undermines the essential work that should be happening in universities. Christopher M. Branson, Maureen Marra, Margaret Franken and Dawn Penney provide a new insight into leadership that has proven to be far more effective for all involved – the transrelational approach to leadership. This new way of leading places an emphasis on the importance of the relationships that the leader develops with each and every person they are leading. However, in order to apply this new way of leading, higher education institutions must change some of the key ways they work. This book provides direction in how this can happen, what benefits would result, and offers a view on what the future for higher education might be if such changes to leadership are not made. Leadership in Higher Education from a Transrelational Perspective both critiques the likely implications of adopting this transrelational form of leadership into a higher educational institution and discusses the implications of not doing so. Although a transrelational approach to leadership might seem daunting for higher education institutions to adopt, is there any other choice? The authors argue that it is inconceivable for institutions founded upon promoting human development as a consequence of research to ignore such research that not only questions the suitability of current leadership practices but also offers a more effective alternative.

Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education

Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education
Author: Chenicheri Sid Nair,Leonard Webster,Patricie Mertova
Publsiher: Chandos Pub
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781843345763
ISBN 13: 1843345765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a range of case studies, compiled by a team of expert editors, which examines the process of leading and managing quality development in higher education. The editors capture the experiences of senior administrators and managers in dealing with the issues and problems that quality development involves. They take a human-centered approach to the quality development movement in higher education, stressing the need to take into account human values and attitudes and combine the insights and experiences of experts in the field with a practical guide to resources that are used in academic quality development.

Leadership and Management Strategies for Creating Agile Universities

Leadership and Management Strategies for Creating Agile Universities
Author: Connolly, Thomas M.,Farrier, Stephen
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2021-12-03
ISBN 10: 1799882152
ISBN 13: 9781799882152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The global higher education sector has changed dramatically as universities continue to face unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are struggling to navigate this crisis while maintaining high-quality course delivery, ensuring strong student recruitment numbers, and providing clear communication to staff and students. Issues have emerged at an exponential rate, and coping with the pandemic has been particularly difficult for universities as they serve several functions, such as being educational institutions as well as major employers. Leadership and Management Strategies for Creating Agile Universities reflects on the challenges that higher education institutions have faced during the pandemic and the associated projected socio-economic impact yet to be felt. It also considers how different universities have addressed the challenges so as to learn what has and has not worked and speculates what future implications exist for the vision of a new higher education sector in a changing world. Covering topics such as developmental leadership, IT governance, and lifelong learning, it is ideal for policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, governors, decision makers, teachers, and students.

Geographies of the University

Geographies of the University
Author: Peter Meusburger,Michael Heffernan,Laura Suarsana
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2018-07-31
ISBN 10: 3319755935
ISBN 13: 9783319755939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This open access volume raises awareness of the histories, geographies, and practices of universities and analyzes their role as key actors in today’s global knowledge economy. Universities are centers of research, teaching, and expertise with significant economic, social, and cultural impacts at different geographical scales. Scholars from a variety of disciplines and countries offer original analyses and discussions along five main themes: historical perspectives on the university as a site of knowledge production, cultural encounter, and political interest; institutional perspectives on university governance and the creation of innovative environments; relationships between universities and the city; the impact of universities on national and regional economies and cultures; and the processes of internationalization through student mobility, the creation of education hubs, and global regionalism in higher education.

Quality Management Implementation in Higher Education Practices Models and Case Studies

Quality Management Implementation in Higher Education  Practices  Models  and Case Studies
Author: Sony, Michael,Karingada, Kochu Therisa,Baporikar, Neeta
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2019-08-02
ISBN 10: 1522598316
ISBN 13: 9781522598312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Although initially utilized in business and industrial environments, quality management systems can be adapted into higher education to assess and improve an institution’s standards. These strategies are now playing a vital role in educational areas such as teaching, learning, and institutional-level practices. However, quality management tools and models must be adapted to fit with the culture of higher education. Quality Management Implementation in Higher Education: Practices, Models, and Case Studies is a pivotal reference source that explores the challenges and solutions of designing quality management models in the current educational culture. Featuring research on topics such as Lean Six Sigma, distance education, and student supervision, this book is ideally designed for school board members, administrators, deans, policymakers, stakeholders, professors, graduate students, education professionals, and researchers seeking current research on the applications and success factors of quality management systems in various facets of higher education.

Quality Assurance in Vietnamese Higher Education

Quality Assurance in Vietnamese Higher Education
Author: Cuong Huu Nguyen,Mahsood Shah
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN 10: 3030268594
ISBN 13: 9783030268596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of quality assurance in Vietnamese higher education under the centralised management of the government after 15 years of development. By implementing quality assurance and accreditation mechanisms, the Vietnamese government expected to be able to control and improve the quality of the higher education system. The editors and contributors therefore examine and analyse policies and practices related to the establishment and development of Vietnam's quality assurance system. Amongst other things, the chapters investigate drivers of quality assurance, stakeholders engaged in quality assurance and the future of quality assurance in Vietnamese higher education in benchmarking with other quality assurance systems in the region and across the world. This book will be of interest and value to students and scholars of Vietnamese higher education, as well as quality assurance in higher education more generally, but particularly in developing nations.

Total Quality Management in Higher Education

Total Quality Management in Higher Education
Author: Sayeda Begum,Chandrasekharan Rajendran,Prakash Sai L.,K. Ganesh,Sanjay Mohapatra
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-12-24
ISBN 10: 1000332462
ISBN 13: 9781000332469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book offers a conceptual, theoretical, and empirical overview of the role of total quality management (TQM) in Indian higher education from the perspectives of the engineering faculty, students, and alumni. It identifies the critical dimensions to measure the performance of TQM. This volume conceptualizes the service quality of higher education, especially in engineering education, through empirical assessment of the services being provided to major stakeholders like the faculty, the students, and the alumni. It highlights the significance of TQM in creating success stories while discussing the importance of improved productivity and quality in higher education with respect to the quality of engineering educational institutions. Further, the book provides a complete framework for the implementation of TQM in engineering educational institutions. This book will be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers of education and management studies. It will also be useful for educationalists, education administrators, education policymakers and bureaucrats, management professionals, business leaders, and the governing bodies of higher education institutions.

An Illustrated Guide to Managing Institutions of Higher Education

An Illustrated Guide to Managing Institutions of Higher Education
Author: Fiona Hunter,Neil Sparnon,Ursula Bevan Hunter
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN 10: 9004447059
ISBN 13: 9789004447059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Accessible, insightful, comprehensive and universally applicable, An Illustrated Guide to Managing Institutions of Higher Education details the fundamental elements of all institutions, and offers a practical framework to enable leaders to understand their institutions clearly and manage them more effectively.

A Guide to Leadership and Management in Higher Education

A Guide to Leadership and Management in Higher Education
Author: Poppy Fitch,Brian Van Brunt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN 10: 1317430581
ISBN 13: 9781317430582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Guide to Leadership and Management in Higher Education shares an innovative approach to supervision, leadership, and management in the higher education workplace. Drawing from humanism and positive psychology, Fitch and Van Brunt weave together a compelling narrative for managing employees across generational differences. This book shares key leadership lessons and advice on how to inspire creativity, increase efficiency, and tap into the talents of your diverse, multi-generational staff. This guide offers practical and detailed advice on establishing new relationships, setting expectations, encouraging accountability, addressing conflict, and supervising difficult staff. Focusing on how to build and strengthen connections through genuineness and empathic caring, this book provides important guidance for today’s college and university leaders.

Accountability in Higher Education

Accountability in Higher Education
Author: Bjorn Stensaker,Lee Harvey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-09-13
ISBN 10: 1136932372
ISBN 13: 9781136932373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The latest volume in the Routledge International Studies in Higher Education series, Accountability in Higher Education takes an in-depth look at accountability initiatives around the world. Various evaluations, reporting schemes, and indicator systems have been initiated both to inform the public about higher education performance and to help transform universities and colleges and improve their functioning. This edited collection provides a comparative analysis of the promises, perils and paradoxes of accountability, and the potential effect on power structures and higher education autonomy, trust and the legitimacy of the sector. Part I describes how accountability is perceived and understood in different regions of the world, identifies some of the most common elements in established accountability initiatives, especially related to quality assurance, and provides direction for possible future development. Part II focuses on responses to new demands for accountability at institutional, national and international levels, and provides practical guidance for handling accountability going forward, emphasizing the dynamic relationship between international development, government strategies and organizational change. This volume is a must-have resource for HE managers, administrators, policy makers, researchers, HE graduate students and those interested or involved with HE accountability practices.

Leadership and Management Case Studies in Training in Higher Education in Africa

Leadership and Management  Case Studies in Training in Higher Education in Africa
Author: Mouton, Johann,Wildschut, Lauren
Publsiher: African Minds
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN 10: 1920677895
ISBN 13: 9781920677893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There has been a resurgence of interest in training programmes for higher education leaders and management (HELM) at African universities in recent times. Although there have been a few cases of evaluation studies of such programmes in Africa, a more systematic review of the lessons learnt through these programmes has not been done. This book aims to document and reflect on the learnings from intervention programmes at three African higher education councils. It is clear that university leaders face many leadership and management challenges. This is the starting point of the book.

Quality Work in Higher Education

Quality Work in Higher Education
Author: Mari Elken,Peter Maassen,Monika Nerland,Tine S. Prøitz,Bjørn Stensaker,Agnete Vabø
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-07-01
ISBN 10: 3030417573
ISBN 13: 9783030417574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book focuses on quality work in higher education, and examines the relationship between the organizational and pedagogical dimensions of quality work in higher education. Bringing together different disciplinary traditions, including educational science, sociology, and organisational studies, it addresses the following principal research question: How is quality work carried out in higher education? The book addresses a wide variety of academic, administrative and leadership practices that are involved in quality work in higher education institutions. The chapters in this book examine core issues crucial in the design and content of study programs, such as modes of teaching, learning and curricula design, as well as institutional practices regarding assessment and quality enhancement. The introductory and concluding chapter present an overarching focus on quality work as a lens to analyse intentional activities within higher education institutions directed at how study programmes and courses are designed, governed, and operated.

Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Eastern and Southern Africa

Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Eastern and Southern Africa
Author: Peter Neema-Abooki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN 10: 1000426386
ISBN 13: 9781000426380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book examines the critical aspect of quality assurance maintenance of competitive-standards in African higher education. It explores both the micro and macro-levels of continental African higher education regulatory authorities, and analyses different institutional, regional and national practices for moving towards continental quality assurance approaches. Contributed to by scholars across Eastern and Southern Africa, the book considers conceptual, practical, epistemological and policy dimensions of quality and quality assurance, especially in relation to higher education in Africa. It therefore draws on research and local expertise to open up debate about how to assure and enhance the quality of higher education, providing a comprehensive review of eight countries and considers societal challenges. It aims to satisfy the need of more thoughtful and critical works on African education as produced by African educators. The uniqueness of this book lies in integrating both the theoretical and practical dimensions of quality to devise appropriate strategies for ensuring quality and standards in higher education in continental Africa and beyond. This authoritative book advocates for a timely discussion around the prpvision of good quality higher education and research in African universities, and will be of great interest to academics, policy makers, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of higher education, comparative education and African studies.

Change Leadership in Higher Education

Change Leadership in Higher Education
Author: Jeffrey L. Buller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN 10: 1118762037
ISBN 13: 9781118762035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Initiate innovation and get things done with a guide to the process of academic change Change Leadership in Higher Education is a call to action, urging administrators in higher education to get proactive about change. The author applies positive and creative leadership principles to the issue of leading change in higher education, providing a much-needed blueprint for changing the way change happens, and how the system reacts. Readers will examine four different models of change and look at change itself through ten different analytical lenses to highlight the areas where the current approach could be beneficially altered. The book accounts for the nuances in higher education culture and environment, and helps administrators see that change is natural and valuable, and can be addressed in creative and innovative ways. The traditional model of education has been disrupted by MOOCs, faculty unions, online instruction, helicopter parents, and much more, leaving academic leaders accustomed to managing change. Leading change, however, is unfamiliar territory. This book is a guide to being proactive about change in a way that ensures a healthy future for the institution, complete with models and tools that help lead the way. Readers will: Learn to lead change instead of simply "managing" it Examine different models of change, and redefine existing approaches Discover a blueprint for changing the process of change Analyze academic change through different lenses to gain a wider perspective Leading change involves some challenges, but this useful guide is a strong conceptual and pragmatic resource for forecasting those challenges, and going in prepared. Administrators and faculty no longer satisfied with the status quo can look to Change Leadership in Higher Education for real, actionable guidance on getting change accomplished.