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Rogers, Nicholas M. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Over a number of years, universities have needed to become more adept at managing change as internal and external factors affect their longer term financial sustainability. That sustainability is, for many institutions, closely linked to how straightforward (or otherwise) it is to recruit student numbers of the right quality from often diverse…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Sustainability, Student Recruitment, Universities
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Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Walker, Daniel W.; Conrey, Meredith – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
Working as an administrator in higher education often requires a graduate degree in order to qualify for entry-level positions. Yet, graduate programmes in higher education are often criticised for not adequately training students for their first administrative responsibilities. In this qualitative study, researchers asked a wide range of higher…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Leadership Training, Higher Education, Graduate Study
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Qudah, Sumayyah; Davies, Julie; Deakin, Ria – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2019
The quality of working life (QoWL) has preoccupied practitioners and management scholars since the 1960s [Grote, G., and D. Guest. 2017. "The Case for Reinvigorating Quality of Working Life Research." "Human Relations" 70 (2): 149-167. doi:10.1177/0018726716654746], while satisfaction and occupational stress for professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality of Working Life, Universities, College Faculty
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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
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Cook, Mary Curnock – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
In 2011, David Willetts issued a White Paper with the title "Students at the Heart of the System". In 2011 the headlines were, inevitably, about the new tuition fee regime which, it was hoped, would change the thinking of university leaders so that they focussed less on research excellence and more on the needs and aspirations of…
Descriptors: College Administration, Institutional Mission, Student Needs, Student Interests
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Sharpe, Rhona – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2018
With recent changes in how UK higher education is funded, universities are operating in a context in which finances are uncertain. It is more important than ever that university leaders are able to manage the finances of their organisations in ways which both provide long-term security and allow for investment in strategically important…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), College Administration, Governance, Finance Reform
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Millward, Christine V. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
In December 2014, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) introduced the "Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals" which will inform external judgement on each university's approach to conflict management from the current academic year 2015-2016. The framework aims to improve the complaint process for…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Student Rights, Grievance Procedures, Arbitration
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Diamond, Ian – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2016
Professor Sir Ian Diamond is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he has held since 1 April 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council. He was also Chair of the Research Councils UK Executive Group (2004-2009) the umbrella body that represents all seven UK Research…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Efficiency, Professional Associations, Conference Papers
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Coulson, Jonathan; Roberts, Paul; Taylor, Isabelle – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
The article discusses current and likely future trends within the architecture and master planning of university campuses. It argues that higher education administrators must maximise the value of the campus to create physical environments that enhance the student experience.
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Campuses, Universities, College Planning
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Gaskell, Craig; Hayton, Elizabeth – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
It is becoming increasingly important to understand multi-campus arrangements in the rapidly changing higher education environment. Some attention has been given to the academic perspectives of such arrangements; however, there is limited published work relating to administrative and professional services. Different approaches are evident and…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Higher Education, College Administration, Administrator Attitudes
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Beer, Janet – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2015
This paper presents a lecture given at the 17th Annual Lecture of the Association of University Administrators (AUA). The subject of the lecture is equality and diversity in higher education (HE) leadership, or possibly the absence of equality and diversity. The author focuses on what can be done to ensure that capable women enter HE leadership…
Descriptors: Leadership, Higher Education, Social Justice, Racial Differences
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
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ElObeidy, Ahmed A. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
Traditionally in Arab public universities, presidents are appointed by government authorities. Recently, in uprising Arab countries universities' presidents have been elected by universities' faculty members. Neither traditional nor self-governance pattern succeeded to modernise Arab universities. Reforming patterns of governance is critical for…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Governance, College Presidents
Birds, Rachel – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2014
This paper examines the role of reflexivity in supporting middle managers in understanding and facilitating large-scale change management projects in their organisations. Utilising an example from a UK university, it is argued that the development of a conceptual model to fit local circumstances enables deeper understanding and better informed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Educational Change
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
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