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Managing The Academic Unit : Managing Universities and Colleges: Guides to Good Practice (Paperback) - Bolton

Managing The Academic Unit

Managing Universities and Colleges: Guides to Good Practice (Paperback)

By: Bolton

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780335204038
Number Of Pages: 163

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As universities and colleges undergo significant change, then so do academic units (whether faculties, schools or departments) AND the roles of their managers. "Managing the Academic Unit" explores these changes and tackles key issues such as devolution of responsibility, methods of decision-making and formation of strategy. It is full of case study material which provides insider experience of, and practical advice for, running an academic unit. Allan Bolton gives guidance on key departmental concerns such as resource allocation, personnel, marketing, student recruitment, facilities and quality. He covers the varying needs of different academic units, from relatively well-developed and large schools to small departments and start-up operations. He also examines the qualities required of key players such as directors, deans, heads of department and faculty administrators; and presents ideas for improved induction and development opportunities for academic leaders. "Managing the Academic Unit" is a key resource for actual and aspiring academic leaders; it provides both an overview and "hands-on" help for unit managers; and invites the "head offices" of universities and colleges to reconsider ways to release the energy available in its academic units.

Series editors' introductionp. ix
List of boxes and tablesp. xiii
Preface and acknowledgementsp. xv
A world of changep. 1
The decline of centralizationp. 2
Management skills for academiap. 3
Managing changep. 5
Decision makingp. 10
Faculty board or board of studiesp. 13
Policy and resources committeep. 15
Senior management groupp. 17
Advisory boardp. 18
Subcommittees and other bodiesp. 20
Principles of the committee stucturep. 20
Challenging obstacles to change in a semi-autonomous unitp. 21
Allocating resourcesp. 23
Delivery with scarce resourcesp. 23
Workload modelsp. 24
Matching resource allocation with strategyp. 27
Setting strategyp. 32
Exploring choicesp. 32
Collaborationp. 38
Strategy for changep. 39
Staff rolesp. 45
The dean/directorp. 45
Associate deans/directorsp. 55
Heads of departmentp. 56
Issues for administratorsp. 63
Attractionsp. 63
Limitationsp. 64
Business issuesp. 67
Financep. 67
Personnelp. 78
Additional earnings by academic staffp. 81
Staff developmentp. 83
Marketingp. 85
Student recruitmentp. 87
Facilitiesp. 90
Qualityp. 92
Building a support teamp. 99
Academics and administrators: comparative advantagesp. 99
Location of work: at the centre or in the unit?p. 103
Some considerations affecting staff recruitment to the unitp. 110
What skills do you require?p. 110
Interpersonal skillsp. 111
Staff management at workp. 112
Representing the unitp. 114
Who represents the unit?p. 114
Representing the unit externallyp. 115
Representing the unit internallyp. 121
Benchmarkingp. 127
Benchmarking and performance indicatorsp. 127
Benefits and pitfallsp. 129
Preparing to lead, manage - and departp. 134
Lack of trainingp. 134
Leadership: what is required?p. 135
The case of Virginia Techp. 137
Challenges remainp. 141
Knowing when to quit and life after deaningp. 143
Bibliographyp. 146
Indexp. 151
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ISBN: 9780335204038
ISBN-10: 0335204031
Series: Managing Universities and Colleges: Guides to Good Practice (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 163
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 8.5 x 5.4  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1

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