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Dunbar, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Athletes qualify as 'elite' in club, university and national arenas, in terms of their relatively high level of ability and sporting quality. Academic staff in universities have been appointed to their posts based on their intellectual and practical research and teaching abilities/ qualities. Athletes are managed by professional sports coaches and…
Descriptors: College Administration, Administrators, Athletic Coaches, Leadership Styles
Dunbar, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The organisation and administration of research and teaching in universities depends upon daily consultation, cooperation and negotiation, shared management and input of specialist and organisational skills and expertise. Universities conduct staff surveys which reveal significant worries about certain person-management aspects of everyday…
Descriptors: College Administration, Interpersonal Communication, Administrators, Justice
Lewis, Kenton – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The expansion and specialisation of "non-academic" higher education roles, in response to increased regulation, monitoring and measurement of the sector, can be attributed to a rise in neoliberal manageralism and globalisation. Such changes have challenged the professional status of the academy, potentially…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Higher Education, Neoliberalism
Duncan, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
The article explores the role of the Registrar (Chief Operating Officer) in a university, and the ways in which we value the contributions of professional, managerial and administrative (PMA) staff. It assesses the conditions in which PMA staff work and describes the professional development opportunities they enjoy. The article goes on to analyse…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Administration, Administrators, Professional Personnel
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Brown, Roger – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
As the author's contribution to a series marking the Golden Jubilee of the Association of University Administrators, he reflects on changes in quality assurance over the past twenty years and speculates on what the future may hold for quality as the association moves into a new and very different competitive regime. He begins by discussing the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Educational Quality
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Langley, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
In this article, the author reflects on research management and administration (RMA) as a profession. RMA arose from the need to manage growth in the number and complexity of research awards over the last fifty years, and is an activity and profession that continues to mature. It has grown in parallel with the increasing complexity of research…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship, Innovation
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Watson, David – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2012
Inside the academy there is a cultural perspective that it should run itself, in the sense that "business as usual" should be done with no one's hands obviously on the levers. This theory reaches its high point in the "self-government" of Oxford and Cambridge colleges. In this article, the author explores the question,…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Colleges, Foreign Countries
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Wepner, Shelley B.; Wilhite, Stephen C.; D'Onofrio, Antonia – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to describe how vignettes can be used during an institution's interview process for an education dean. Education deans are confronted with personnel, programmatic, student, and organisational dilemmas on a daily basis. The fundamental responsibilities of the position require education deans to have a strong sense of…
Descriptors: Deans, Job Applicants, Self Concept, Employment Interviews
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Birds, Rachel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
This article sets the Leitch Review of Skills in the context of the wider skills debate and draws attention to potential flaws, of which higher education (HE) managers need to be aware when responding to this policy pressure. It argues that there are fundamental flaws in the Leitch report arising from underlying assumptions which are unproven in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Administrators
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Lemass, Brett; Stace, Ray – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
It is well recognised in the literature that at most academic institutions teaching is undervalued in status and financial terms when compared to research. This article addresses important issues about how higher education managers and administrators can provide transparent navigation guides to what is deemed to constitute high-quality teaching at…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Models
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Weale, Gillian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
Since the start of the academic session 2007-08, the University of Exeter has been operating a unique system of governance known as dual assurance, which has replaced a more traditional system of committees sitting under Council, the governing body. This paper describes the background to the development of dual assurance at Exeter, and the reasons…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Administrators
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Deem, Rosemary – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2010
This article explores some aspects of and challenges faced by those academics and administrators who undertake the leadership and management of research activity in contemporary UK universities. This analysis is set in the context of almost three decades of reforms to the UK's higher education systems in general and to research funding and audit…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, Administrators
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Bacon, Edwin – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2009
An emerging literature is beginning to create a theoretical framework for analysing the role of professional managers in the context of UK higher education. In this article, the author argues, drawing from his own experience in a range of higher education institutions, that this literature misses a crucial distinction amongst professional managers…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Services, Models, Foreign Countries
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McNay, Ian – Perspectives London policy and practice in higher education, 2005
The concept of community is deeply embedded in the discourse on higher education. This paper: (1) examines some of the idealistic myths surrounding it; (2) identifies current threats to people's ideas of its meaning; (3) explores how the concept may need to adapt to allow development within a mass higher education system; and (4) considers the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Administrators, Educational Policy