Crisis Leadership in Higher Education

The perspectives offered in this book remind us that it is in the chaos and uncertainty of crisis that leadership becomes most visible and most critical.

Author: Ralph A. Gigliotti


ISBN: 9781978801820

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 486

There was a time when crises on college and university campuses were relatively rare and episodic. Much has changed, and it has changed quite rapidly. Drawing upon original research, Crisis Leadership in Higher Education presents a theory-informed framework for academic and administrative leaders who must navigate the institutional and environmental crises that are most germane to institutions of higher education.

Leading Through Crisis Conflict and Change in Higher Education

It's more than fair to say that everyone is going through a time of unprecedented obstacles and uncertain outcomes.Higher education is certainly of no exception.Now, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges to ...

Author: Incorporated Magna Publications


ISBN: 9780912150765

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 357

It's more than fair to say that everyone is going through a time of unprecedented obstacles and uncertain outcomes.Higher education is certainly of no exception.Now, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and related challenges to educating students on campus, the need for leadership, crisis response, and change management from academic leadership, in this currently volatile landscape, is increasingly urgent.Compiled from Academic Leader articles, Leading through Crisis, Conflict, and Change in Higher Education brings you direct advice, from qualified subject matter experts from a variety of campuses, on wide-ranging nuanced aspects of managing difficult issues and topics.Leading through Crisis, Conflict, and Change in Higher Education emphasizes three key areas of higher education leadership and provides in-depth and extensive insights into each topic: Leading through Crisis Leading through Conflict Leading through Change Begin with valuable strategies and relevant guidance on navigating crucial topics, such as COVID-19, the #MeToo movement, and social injustice, among others, while steadily supporting your faculty, staff, and students.Next, receive a wealth of knowledge about managing conflicts on your campus. From the positive effects of conflict, to creating emotionally intelligent conversations, to managing intradepartmental conflict, to dealing with toxic leadership, and just understanding how to deal with those who just won't work cohesively with others, leading educators and leaders nationwide share how they directly deal with these issues and more.Finally, you'll discover numerous approaches about how to continuously improve and keep up with the constant changes of higher education, including innovation and technology, online education, inclusion and accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Open Educational Resources, and more.Leading through Crisis, Conflict, and Change in Higher Education is your compilation of strong and compelling guidance from leaders and educators who have gone through and are currently going through the same difficult moments you are. Make this your tool for discovering the multiple facets of crisis communication, conflict management, and change leadership in higher education.Get your thorough guide to the foremost facets of leading through unprecedented times.

The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management

LEADERSHIP. AS. PROJECT. MANAGEMENT. One of the striking features of
most universities is that they seem to ... Crisis leadership offers a big window of
opportunity and inevitably that window never lasts for more than a few years at
the ...

Author: Gordon Redding


ISBN: 0198822901


Page: 560

View: 870

This Handbook sets out a theoretical framework to explain what higher education systems are, how they may be compared over time, and why comparisons are important in terms of societal progress in an increasingly turbulent and interconnected world. Drawing on insights from over 40 leading international scholars and practitioners, the chapters examine the main challenges facing universities and institutions, how they should be managed in changingconditions, and the societal implications of different approaches to change. Structured around the premise that higher education plays a significant role in ensuring that a society achieves the capacity to adjust itselfto change, while at the same time remaining cohesive as a social system, this Handbook explores how current internal and external forces disturb this balance, and how institutions of higher education could, and might, respond.

Transformation in Higher Education

While these two approaches seem to be aspects of the same continuum, they
actually denote two very different models of a higher education institution, and
very different approaches to the role of leadership. 3.3. Crisis leadership Crisis ...

Author: Nico Cloete

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781402040054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 730

Preface. Acknowledgements. Acronyms. Introduction. Section 1 The Higher Education Transformation Context: Global Reform Trends in Higher Education. The Higher Education Landscape Under Apartheid. Policy Expectations.- Section 2 The South African Higher Education Experience. Part 1 Funding and Students: Introduction. Funding. Students. Conclusion.- Part 2 Staff and Leadership: Introduction. Staff. Leadership. Conclusion.- Part 3 Curriculum and Research: Introduction. Curriculum. Research. Conclusion.- Part 4 The New Terrain: Introduction. Private Higher Education. The Emergent Landscape. Conclusion.- Section 3 The Dynamics of Change: Introduction. New South African Realities. Modes of Governance and the Limits of Policy.- Appendices: Commisioned Papers/Case Studies. Reflections. Reference Group. Profiles of Public Institutions in the SA Higher Education System.- Index.

Handbook of Research on Crisis Leadership in Organizations

History will record him as an exemplary leader. Higher education is no stranger
to controversy and crisis situations, as the entire enterprise has come under
tremendous pressure, in recent years, to challenge and even to change some
ofits ...

Author: Andrew J. DuBrin

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781006407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 314

Modern organizational life seems dominated by crisis BP and the Gulf Oil spill, TEPCO and the Japanese tsunami, the global financial meltdown. Therefore it is particularly timely to find a collection of articles in this Handbook that provides research guidance and practical insights on how leaders manage or mismanage in crisis situations. The focus on the crisis leader highlights what they do, and how they do it, while at the same time raising important questions to guide subsequent analysis. Sydney Finkelstein, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth, US and author of Why Smart Executives Fail With contributions from many of the leading researchers in the field, the Handbook of Research on Crisis Leadership in Organizations summarizes much of the theory, research, and opinion about various facets of crisis leadership in order to advance this emerging field. It recognizes that crises have become an almost inevitable part of organizational life, and describes how leaders can facilitate people getting through the crisis. The Handbook is divided into four parts: attributes and behaviors of the crisis leader; leadership of subordinates during a crisis; managing the present crisis and prevent future crises; and an integration of approaches to understanding crisis leadership. Enough knowledge has been accumulated about crisis leadership in organizations to serve as guidelines for practice, as well as a research base to build on for the future. Leaders must help others get through crises as well as prevent them. Researchers in the field of crisis leadership and crisis management will find this important resource invaluable. Academics and students of organizational behavior, industrial and organizational psychology, and management will also find much of interest and might also suggest the book as a valuable addition to their library as an important resource in the field of crisis leadership. Human resource professionals in larger organizations as well as management consultants who endeavor to acquire advanced knowledge about this field will find the practical aspects of keen interest as well.

American Higher Education in Crisis

Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices, and student debt has reached an all-time high. Americans are questioning the worth of a college education, even as studies show how important it is to economic and social mobility

Author: Goldie Blumenstyk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199374082

Category: Education

Page: 198

View: 669

American higher education is at a crossroads. Technological innovations and disruptive market forces are buffeting colleges and universities at the very time their financial structure grows increasingly fragile. Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices at public colleges, and student debt has reached a startling record-high of one trillion dollars. Cost-minded students and their families--and the public at large--are questioning the worth of a college education, even as study after study shows how important it is to economic and social mobility. And as elite institutions trim financial aid and change other business practices in search of more sustainable business models, racial and economic stratification in American higher education is only growing. In American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know, Goldie Blumenstyk, who has been reporting on higher education trends for 25 years, guides readers through the forces and trends that have brought the education system to this point, and highlights some of the ways they will reshape America's colleges in the years to come. Blumenstyk hones in on debates over the value of post-secondary education, problems of affordability, and concerns about the growing economic divide. Fewer and fewer people can afford the constantly increasing tuition price of college, Blumenstyk shows, and yet college graduates in the United States now earn on average twice as much as those with only a high-school education. She also discusses faculty tenure and growing administrative bureaucracies on campuses; considers new demands for accountability such as those reflected in the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard; and questions how the money chase in big-time college athletics, revelations about colleges falsifying rankings data, and corporate-style presidential salaries have soured public perception. Higher education is facing a serious set of challenges, but solutions have also begun to emerge. Blumenstyk highlights how institutions are responding to the rise of alternative-educational opportunities and the new academic and business models that are appearing, and considers how the Obama administration and public organizations are working to address questions of affordability, diversity, and academic integrity. She addresses some of the advances in technology colleges are employing to attract and retain students; outlines emerging competency-based programs that are reshaping conceptions of a college degree, and offers readers a look at promising innovations that could alter the higher education landscape in the near future. An extremely timely and focused look at this embattled and evolving arena, this primer emphasizes how open-ended the conversation about higher education's future remains, and illuminates how big the stakes are for students, colleges, and the nation.

Governance and Leadership in Higher Education

Indonesia's crippled economy means that many people who may have been able
to attend university before the crisis now simply cannot pursue any form of higher
education ( Cohen , 2000 : 65 ) , and even completion of secondary school is ...


Publisher: Khairur Rahim Ahmad Hilme


Category: Education and state

Page: 367

View: 978

Crisis Leadership Now A Real World Guide to Preparing for Threats Disaster Sabotage and Scandal

Every organizational leader needs to be periodically updated on his or her
company's security practices, from ... In higher education, every college and
university is required to abide by the Clery Act, a benchmark federal law passed
in 1990 ...

Author: Laurence Barton

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071596213

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 332

Why do some managers shine during a high-level crisis while others stumble? Those who have an action plan in place are the ones who can react quickly, manage rumors, and respond to victims and stakeholders sincerely and adequately while keeping their organization afloat. Leading crisis management expert Laurence Barton has spent more than two decades consulting with top companies on how to anticipate and respond to workplace threats and tragedies. In Crisis Leadership Now he offers concrete solutions for managing disruptive events-from industrial accidents and acts of violence to embezzlement, product recalls, and terrorism. Barton takes you through his journey of advising senior executives on crisis events and examines: The characteristics that define a true crisis Proven strategies to help you understand and respond to early warning signals Ways to mitigate threatening situations How to effectively communicate your decisions in a timely manner to employees, shareholders, customers, and other constituencies In this forward-looking guide, Barton applies his corporate insider's insight to numerous case studies, demonstrating how such catastrophes happen to real companies and real people every day. These studies form a framework for building crisis management thinking into your company's strategic toolbox. Anticipating all forms of trouble, advising senior management and boards of directors about potential events, and devising a business recovery plan will allow your organization to rebound should tragedy strike. Barton has also created an indispensable sample crisis management plan, and includes detailed templates for addressing a wide spectrum of incidents and threats. Arming you with an arsenal of strategies, tools, and know-how, Crisis Leadership Now ensures that your company's leaders will demonstrate confidence and implement solutions in the midst of chaos.

Reconstructing Alma Mater

"Higher education as we know it today is on the verge of a major transformation.

Author: Philip H. Francis

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875864597

Category: Education

Page: 201

View: 169

"Higher education as we know it today is on the verge of a major transformation. We'll be forced to re-examine our ways in light of rapid changes in demographics, costs, lifelong and distance learning, and even in the way we best ..."--Publisher's website.

The Higher Education Manager s Handbook

Within this new edition, Peter McCaffery continues to draw on a wealth of US and UK case study materials drawn from innovative practice.

Author: Peter McCaffery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134311257

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 988

The Higher Education Manager’s Handbook 2/e has been substantially updated and reflects important changes that have occurred since its first publication in 2004. It offers excellent counsel and guidance on all aspects of the manager’s role and provides the navigational tools to successfully operate within Higher Education organizations. Within this new edition, Peter McCaffery continues to draw on a wealth of US and UK case study materials drawn from innovative practice. This best selling guide builds upon its original strengths and remains an engaging, accessible and highly enjoyable read. Written in the unique perspective of the HE manager, it offers practical advice that can be implemented immediately by managers and university leaders at all levels. It addresses the internal ramifications of cynicism and demoralisation that are rife within many academic communities and is based on four pre-requisites essential for becoming an effective HE leader: Knowing Your Environment Knowing Your University Knowing Your Department Knowing Yourself What’s new in the second edition... New Chapter! Celebrating Diversity The Specific strategic drivers in HE University Governance The Business-Facing University The Community University Fostering Research Excellence, Fostering Teaching Excellence and Enhancing the Student Experience Internationalization Managing your Reputation Managing in a crisis Higher Education Managers, Team Leaders, Vice Chancellors, Provosts, University Presidents, Department Heads and Student Affairs Administrators will find this book to be an irreplaceable resource that occupies a permanent "within hands-reach" position on their desk and/or nearest bookshelf.

Managing the Unthinkable

For senior leaders and board members not in the throes of managing a crisis, this book outlines what needs to be done to be prepared and offers extensive resources for further reading.

Author: Gretchen M. Bataille

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1620360748

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 532

Crises are no strangers on campuses—whether the deaths of students, severe weather events, athletic wrongdoing, crime, or student or employee malfeasance. How leaders respond can save lives, strengthen the institution, and comfort the community—or compromise reputations and result in scandal. Risk management and readiness are not often at the top of the list of what presidents and their boards must do, but in a time of ongoing change, instantaneous communication, and media scrutiny, they risk their jobs and their institutional reputation if they do not heed the messages conveyed in this book. Gretchen Bataille and Diana Cordova, with extensive and varied experiences that include a university presidency, directing senior leadership programs, and counseling presidents and senior administrators faced with critical campus events – together with 22 presidents, seasoned leaders in higher education, and media experts – provide forthright, firsthand advice on preparing for and managing a crisis, as well on handling the emotional, and often long-term, toll that can result from dramatic events on campus. Through the examples of those who have successfully managed crises, this book provides expert insights and guidance on preparedness, assigning roles and responsibilities, and planning for contingencies ahead of time so that, in the moment, when there is pressure for immediate response that will be scrutinized by the media, by the public, and by the local constituencies, leaders can act with confidence. The contributors emphasize the crucial importance of ethical behavior, the need for clear protocols for how all employees should handle problematic issues, and the need for mechanisms that allow employees and students to report problems without fear of retribution. Creating an atmosphere of transparency, accountability, and ethical behavior isn’t something a leader does when a scandal strikes to protect a reputation; it’s what leaders must do to reinforce their good name every day. For senior leaders and board members not in the throes of managing a crisis, this book outlines what needs to be done to be prepared and offers extensive resources for further reading.

Making Sense of Administrative Leadership

This attention is in part related to a perception that higher education is
experiencing a “ great leadership crisis . " According to Academic Strategy , one
of the most widely read books about higher education , one of the most significant

Author: Estela M. Bensimon

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 109

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An integration and synthesis of the theoretical literature on leadership with the literature concerning higher education as a social institution is presented. The literature on a conceptual explanation of leadership is reviewed and related directly to higher education and its sociological and organizational uniqueness. The first four of the report's five sections discuss the following topics and subtopics: (1) the contemporary context and calls for leadership (constraints in responding to the calls for leadership and overcoming constraints to leadership); (2) conceptual explanations of leadership (theories and models of leadership and organizational theory and images of leadership); (3) higher education and leadership theory (trait theories, power and influence theories, behavioral theories, contingency theories, cultural and symbolic theories, and cognitive theories); and (4) higher education and organizational theory (the university as bureaucracy--the structural frame, the university as collegium--the human resource frame, the university as political system--the political frame, the University as organized anarchy--the symbolic frame, the university as cybernetic system, and an integrated perspective of leadership in higher education). The fifth and final section, Overview and Integration, discusses the effectiveness of leadership, cognitive complexity, transformational and transactional leadership, leadership paradigms, thinking about leadership, and an agenda for research on leadership in higher education. The report contains approximately 250 references. (SM)

Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education

This book tackles the question of what intellectual leadership actually is and analyses other question marks associated with the role of senior academics Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education provides a theoretical exploration of the ...

Author: Bruce Macfarlane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136729550

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 195

"There is growing research and literature about Intellectual Leadership and management in higher education. However, there has been little consideration of the formal and informal leadership role of full professors. This group of individuals are key to the leadership of universities and they represent a group of individuals at the apex of their discipline or profession with considerable expertise across many elements of academic practice including research, teaching and service activities incorporating leadership and management roles. In this context, the role of professors as 'intellectual leaders' is under-theorised and higher education institutions make insufficient use of professors as an internal resource. This book tackles the question of what intellectual leadership actually is and analyses other question marks associated with the role of senior academics Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education provides a theoretical exploration of the meaning of intellectual leadership with particular reference to university professors and other senior academics. It draws on new international research data involving several hundred university professors in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa and also provides a series of practical ideas and recommendations for defining the role of a university professor more clearly. This careful analysis of academic roles will prove invaluable for all those working in Higher Education"-- Provided by publisher.

Preventing Crises at Your University

Ultimately, Managing Reputational Risk in Higher Education serves as a wake-up call for all higher education leaders and board members.

Author: Simon Barker

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421442679

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 690

Ultimately, Managing Reputational Risk in Higher Education serves as a wake-up call for all higher education leaders and board members.

Catholic Higher Education

The authors define the critical issues and analyze and address them by using the rich construct of culture, particularly organizational culture; and they provide four different models of how Catholic colleges and universities can operate ...

Author: Melanie Morey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199739048

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 709

Today, Catholic colleges and universities are dealing with critical questions about what constitutes Catholic collegiate identity. Based on their research, Morey and Piderit describe the present situation and offer concrete suggestions for enhancing Catholic identity, culture, and mission at all Catholic colleges and universities. The authors define the critical issues and analyze and address them by using the rich construct of culture, particularly organizational culture; and they provide four different models of how Catholic colleges and universities can operate and successfully compete as religiously distinctive institutions in the higher education market.

Crisis Management in American Higher Education

The other mode " provides leadership in planning for all major aspects of higher
education development . " Both the brokerage and leadership modes , Glenny
argues , can be found in various statewide agencies , " but boards having a clear

Author: Barbara Ann Scott

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Démocratisation de l'enseignement - États-Unis

Page: 355

View: 924

Dissertation Abstracts International

Boroski , Edna K. , p.742A Servant leadership Crisis leadership : A study of
leadership practice . Christensen ... Crawford - Mathis , Krista J. , p.933A Service
learning from the perspective of faculty in higher education : A qualitative study .




Category: Dissertations, Academic


View: 550

Leadership for Higher Education

In actuality , all kinds of regulations , state education laws , academic traditions
and taboos , such as tenure , college politics ... Retrenchment under pressure As
a direct result of the budget crisis at CUNY , Richmond College , an upper
division ...

Author: American Council on Education


ISBN: 9780826813411

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: 206

View: 110

Leadership Goals and Power in Higher Education

There are many different ways to head off and handle crises effectively and to
achieve desired results , depending on the specific circumstances . And there are
some things that , if done , entail a high probability of contributing to and ...

Author: Barry M. Richman

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers


Category: Leadership

Page: 364

View: 682

Leadership in Crisis

Our higher education in the South has experienced many swings of the
pendulum , many changes in direction and philosophy since Jefferson ' s day . As
wave after wave of industrial development swept over our states , we concerned

Author: Mills Edwin Godwin



Category: Virginia

Page: 192

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