The Higher Education Manager's Handbook

The Higher Education Manager's Handbook

Author: Peter McCaffery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134311255

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 948

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.

The Higher Education Manager's Handbook

The Higher Education Manager's Handbook

Author: Peter McCaffery

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351249720

Category: Education

Page: 504

View: 225

Drawing on professional experience from university innovators and a wealth of international case studies, The Higher Education Manager’s Handbook offers practical advice and guidance on all aspects of university management. An engaging, comprehensive and highly accessible practitioner’s guide, the book tackles all the key areas central to the job of managing in higher education, from understanding the culture of your university and the role it plays, to providing effective leadership and managing change. Now in a thoroughly updated third edition, the book is written from the unique perspective of the higher education manager, offering advice that can be implemented immediately by leaders at all levels. The book is organised into four pre-requisites that any prospective higher education manager must master if they are to be an effective university leader: Knowing your environment Knowing your university Knowing your department Knowing yourself Each of the chapters within these sections provides commentary and analysis of the particular role aspect under review, and offers advice and guidance on good practice, including case study examples and self-assessment tools. New topics include: The new higher education landscape The first 100 days Avoiding cognitive bias and developing a flexible mindset Strategic planning and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Reviewing course portfolios and subject areas Improving student outcomes and staff experience Assessing and mitigating risk Project management and managing up Widening participation and social mobility Vice chancellors, university presidents, provosts and deans, heads of academic departments and university services, subject leaders, course directors and others in management positions within the field of higher education will find this book to be an irreplaceable resource that they will use time and time again.

A Handbook for Leaders in Higher Education

A Handbook for Leaders in Higher Education

Author: Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138909807

Category: College administrators

Page: 204

View: 591

Written to assist those seeking to understand the key global drivers, and an overview of key challenges facing senior leaders and managers today, this book focuses on the complex and highly politicised area of teaching and learning in higher education. Providing tried and tested tips and techniques for addressing the why, what and how of leadership and management theory and practice, it is firmly grounded in the context of the teaching and learning arena. "A Handbook for" "Leaders in Higher Education: Transforming teaching and learning" can be dipped into to provide knowledge and understanding of theory, best practice examples, case study exemplars and reflective practice activity. It is structured in four main parts: A view from the top The leadership and management perspective Engendering a change culture Looking to the future. This handbook is informed by senior leaders and experts with expertise in delivering excellent practice in teaching and learning at international, national and institutional levels. Responding to the need of universities to take the lead in changing cultures and working practices, this book is an essential and forward-looking text for both scholars and practitioners in the senior teams of higher education institutions."

Higher Education in the Arab World

Higher Education in the Arab World

Author: Adnan Badran

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030581534

Category: Education

Page: 347

View: 743

This book examines the unsatisfactory situation in the Arab world where there is a pressing need to address poverty, unemployment, political instability, corruption, and the existential threat of climate change. The authors analyze the relationships between universities and governments in the Arab world, and make recommendations that will help develop intellectual capacity and thereby aid the economic and social transitions so desperately needed in all Arab countries. Countries aspiring to participate fully in the global knowledge economy require dynamic university sectors operating in concert with governments that actively promote high-quality education and research and foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Successful university-government relationships can be complex and are continually evolving.

Project Management Handbook

Project Management Handbook

Author: Jürg Kuster

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662453735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 449

View: 192

This practical handbook offers a comprehensive guide to efficient project management. It pursues a broad, well-structured approach, suitable for most projects, and allows newcomers, experienced project managers and decision-makers to find valuable input that matches their specific needs. The Project Management Compass guides readers through various sections of the book; templates and checklists offer additional support. The handbook’s innovative structure combines concepts from systems engineering, management psychology, and process dynamics. This international edition will allow to share the authors' experience gained in many years of project work and over 2,000 project management and leadership seminars conducted for BWI Management Education in Zurich, Switzerland. This is an excellent handbook for practical project management in today’s world. Prof. Dr. Heinz Schelle, Honorary Chairman of the GPM (German Project Management Association)The authors’ many years in practical experience in setting up, implementing and managing projects shines through in this book. The book also reflects the current trend towards increased social competence. I am therefore pleased to recommend this book as a basis for certification in project management. Dr. Hans Knöpfel, Honorary President of the SPM (Swiss Project Management Association)

The Technical Manager’s Handbook

The Technical Manager’s Handbook

Author: Melvin Silverman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461541271

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 536

View: 266

Every organization, business, and manager is unique, and each demands an individually tailored management style. Supposedly universal management strategies must be tailored to suit the specific situations that each individual faces daily in the work environment. This book provides a theoretical and practical foundation for the adaptation and tailoring of a universal management style into a specific, effective style with the power to produce the desired results. It assists the manager, or would-be manager, in the development of a management style that meets the needs of any kind of business. Each chapter begins with a case study illustrating a typical problem followed by questions and answers about the presented challenges. The chapters also contain thought provoking one-sentence suggestions that can be immediately immplemented, enabling the reader to produce results and succeed in today's rapidly-evolving economic and technological environments. This work combines the best and latest in management theory with tested practical applications, making it a useful tool for managers not only in technically-orientated industries, but in any kind of company. Based upon the author's more than 25 years of experience in management consulting, writing, lecturing, and teaching, this work is designed to help readers handle the demanding responsibilities of technical management. It features important information in dealing with international firms, contracts, TQ, ISO 9000, and CAD management. It also provides essential details on personal liability and ethics in decision making, motivating employees, leadership, and creating teams. The Technical Manager's Handbook serves as a valuable, cross-method reference for engineers, scientists, researchers, and students who are or soon will be involved in technical management operations. Managers in quality assurance, manufacturing, administration, and computer manufacturing will also benefit from this volume's accessible and applicable exploration of pertinent issues.

Information Security Management Handbook, Volume 3

Information Security Management Handbook, Volume 3

Author: Harold F. Tipton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420003406

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 711

View: 703

Since 1993, the Information Security Management Handbook has served not only as an everyday reference for information security practitioners but also as an important document for conducting the intense review necessary to prepare for the Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) examination. Now completely revised and updated and i

Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition

Information Security Management Handbook, Sixth Edition

Author: Harold F. Tipton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849374951

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 3279

View: 742

Considered the gold-standard reference on information security, the Information Security Management Handbook provides an authoritative compilation of the fundamental knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools required of today's IT security professional. Now in its sixth edition, this 3200 page, 4 volume stand-alone reference is organized under the CISSP Common Body of Knowledge domains and has been updated yearly. Each annual update, the latest is Volume 6, reflects the changes to the CBK in response to new laws and evolving technology.

The Manager's Handbook for Corporate Security

The Manager's Handbook for Corporate Security

Author: Gerald L. Kovacich

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080496245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

View: 344

Kovacich and Halibozek offer you the benefit of more than 55 years of combined experience in government and corporate security. Throughout the book, the authors use a fictional global corporation as a model to provide continual real-world challenges and solutions. New and experienced managers alike will find a wealth of information and practical advice to help you develop strategic and tactical plans and manage your daily operations. Contains real case examples to illustrate practical application of concepts Thoroughly covers the integration of physical, computer and information security goals for complete security awareness A handy reference for managers to quickly find and implement the security solutions they need

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Author: Laura Cruz

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642670233

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 564

Taking Flight synthesizes research on best practices for running centers of teaching and learning, providing practical guidance and resources for educational developers who are looking to open new centers; revitalize an underperforming center; or sustain and enhance an effective center. The authors offer the necessary background, relevant examples, and practical exercises specifically designed to support the sustained vitality of educational development and its role in fostering organizational change. The book is practical in nature, with step sheets, diagrams, and similar materials designed to facilitate reflection and application. The book guides educational developers in enhancing and applying their knowledge, skills and abilities to establish a leadership role which, in turn, will enable them to play a pivotal role in translating visionary strategies into meaningful actions across their respective campuses. An effective, well-managed center for teaching and learning has the potential to benefit its institution’s faculty, staff, students, and community members. Through fostering a productive relationship with campus administration, centers can improve morale, contribute to shaping and achieving institutional learning mission and outcomes, enhance institutional reputation, and make a contribution to the practice of teaching and learning across the academy. The materials in Taking Flight were honed through a series of national workshops developed under the aegis of the POD Network – the professional organization for educational developers in the United States. This book answers a need for a resource for directors and staff of centers that has been identified by leaders in the field. It also provides valuable context for all leaders concerned about student learning and the improvement of teaching.

Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education

Author: Mukerji, Siran

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466644595

Category: Education

Page: 750

View: 393

The integration of new technology and global collaboration has undoubtedly transformed learning in higher education from the traditional classroom setting into a domain of support services, academic programs, and educational products which are made available to learners. The Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education is a unique compilation of the most recent research done by higher education professionals in the areas of policy, governance, technology, marketing, and leadership development. This publication succeeds in highlighting the most important strategies and policies for professionals, policymakers, administrators, and researchers interested in higher education management.