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Field Guide to Academic Leadership (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)by Robert M. Diamond
Synopses & Reviews
Advance Praise for Field Guide to Academic Leadership
"Once again, Bob Diamond has cut to the heart of the matter and has given us a field guide— actually a handbook— of real, hands-on academic leadership. He has assembled an elite group of contributors who provide insights and guidance, which will be useful for all academic leaders— new and old, public or private, CEO or assistant." —Charles E. Glassick, senior associate emeritus, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and president, Reinhardt College
"This book brings together pertinent research findings with recommendations for effective practice across a wide array of topics. The authors include in their chapters a rich array of resources: annotated bibliographies, website URLs, and references. This book will be an invaluable resource for campus leaders working together on significant reform." —Paula P. Brownlee, principal, The Presidents' Group LLC; president emerita, Association of American Colleges and Universities; former president, Hollins College
"This is the kind of book that belongs on the credenza behind the desk, to be pulled out as issues arise. It is a very helpful addition to the growing body of literature which demonstrates that administration is somewhere between an art form and a set of acquired skills." —Robert Atwell, former president, America Council on Education
"Finally, someone has placed in one volume an overview of contemporary issues in academic leadership. This is a must-read book. The Field Guide has sound theoretical foundations, is practitioner friendly. . . . and provides valuable insights into American higher education leadership." —Barbara S. Liggett, associate professor and director, Leadership Graduate Programs, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Western Michigan University
"A genuine on-the-job survival companion, with practical, focused, and insightful guidance for key educational leadership challenges and must-know information. Highly recommended for cover-to-cover reading and as an ongoing spot reference for catch-up work and evolving roles." —Ann E. Puyana, vice president for academic affairs and chief learning officer, Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida
"A 'how-to-do-it' manual for achieving sustainable institutional improvements and adaptations in a changing world. Every academic leader should have it on the shelf for easy and frequent reference— right alongside the undergraduate catalog and the faculty handbook." —Jerry Berberet, executive director, Associated New American Colleges
Book News Annotation:
This guide for those in leadership positions at academic institutions provides information and suggestions for action and administrative practice related to a range of issues. The guide blends research on leadership, change, teaching, and learning with the insights of academic leaders and researchers across the US, and stresses the need for cooperation and collaboration among leaders. Two introductory chapters review forces of change affecting higher education and introduce elements for significant change, while the bulk of the book offers material on leadership roles and challenges, teaching and learning, assessment, organizational issues, and position-specific issues. Diamond is research professor at Syracuse University, and president of the National Academy for Academic Leadership.
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"A 'how-to-do-it' manual for achieving sustainable institutional improvements and adaptations in a changing world. Every academic leader should have it on the shelf for easy and frequent reference— right alongside the undergraduate catalog and the faculty handbook." — Jerry Berberet, executive director, Associated New American Colleges
"Once again, Bob Diamond has cut to the heart of the matter and has given us a field guide?actually a handbook?of real, hands-on academic leadership. He has assembled an elite group of contributors who provide insights and guidance, which will be useful for all academic leaders?new and old, public or private, CEO or assistant."
— Charles E. Glassick, senior associate emeritus, The Carnegie Foundatio
Once again, Bob Diamond has cut to the heart of the matter and has given us a field guide>
About the Author
Robert M. Diamond is a research professor at Syracuse University, special assistant to the chief operating officer at the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg, and president of the National Academy for Academic Leadership. He is the author of Designing and Assessing Courses and Curricula (1997, Jossey-Bass).
Table of Contents
National Academy for Academic Leadership.
To the Reader.
PART ONE: Basics.
CHAPTER 1: Pressures for Fundamental Reform: Creating a Viable Academic Future (ALAN E. GUSKIN, MARY B. MARCY).
CHAPTER 2: Requisites for Sustainable Institutional Change (ROBERT M. DIAMOND, LION F. GARDINER, DANIEL W. WHEELER).
PART TWO: Leadership.
CHAPTER 3: Leadership and Change (DALE W. LICK).
CHAPTER 4: Mission and Vision Statements: An Essential First Step (WILLIAM G. TIERNEY).
CHAPTER 5: Moving Mountains: Institutional Culture and Transformational Change (JUDITH A. RAMALEY).
CHAPTER 6: Building on Style for More Effective Relationships and Results (ROBERT M. DIAMOND, CHARLES M. SPUCHES).
PART THREE: Academics.
CHAPTER 7: Research on Learning and Student Development and Its Implications (LION F. GARDINER).
CHAPTER 8: Student Development: Monitoring the Quality of Learning and Development (LION F. GARDINER).
CHAPTER 9: Curricula and Courses: Administrative Issues (ROBERT M. DIAMOND).
CHAPTER 10: Teaching Strategies for the Twenty-First Century (JAMES EISON).
CHAPTER 11: Technology in the Learning Process (WALLACE HANNUM).
CHAPTER 12: Improving Academic Advising: Issues and Action Areas for Campus Leaders (FRANKLIN P. WILBUR).
CHAPTER 13: Faculty Development: An Investment for the Future (MARILLA SVINICKI).
PART FOUR: Assessment.
CHAPTER 14: Evaluation and Assessment: An Institutional Context (MICHAEL THEALL).
CHAPTER 15: Academic Program Review (JON F. WERGIN).
CHAPTER 16: Leadership in Faculty Evaluation (MICHAEL THEALL).
CHAPTER 17: The Mission-Driven Faculty Reward System (ROBERT M. DIAMOND).
PART FIVE: Other Issues.
CHAPTER 18: Supportive Financial Systems 295
SUSAN STETSON CLARKE
CHAPTER 19: Enhancing Student Learning Through Collaboration Between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs (GEORGE D. KUH, SARA E. HINKLE).
CHAPTER 20: Dealing with Technology: Administrative Issues (STEVEN W. GILBERT, STEPHEN C. EHRMANN).
CHAPTER 21: Diversity Issues (JOSEPH H. SILVER, SR.).
PART SIX: Position-Specific Issues for Academic Leaders.
CHAPTER 22: The Role of Governing Boards: Issues, Recommendations, and Resources.
CHAPTER 23 Creating Change: Suggestions for the New President (KENNETH A. SHAW).
CHAPTER 24: Transforming the Small College: A Challenge for Presidential Leadership (EUGENE HOTCHKISS).
CHAPTER 25: Presidents and Chief Academic Officers of Community Colleges (LOUIS S. ALBERT).
CHAPTER 26: Chief Academic Officers (LEO M. LAMBERT).
CHAPTER 27: Academic Deans (DERYL R. LEAMING).
CHAPTER 28: Chairs as Institutional Leaders (DANIEL W. WHEELER).
PART SEVEN: Conclusion.
CHAPTER 29: Some Final Observations (ROBERT M. DIAMOND).
Appendix: Participants at Minnowbrook Conferences.
Glossary of Academic Terms.
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