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ERIC Number: ED222114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 236
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87589-532-8
Management and Leadership in Higher Education.
McCorkle, Chester O., Jr; Archibald, Sandra Orr
A new approach to academic management is described that combines innovative techniques of planning, resource management, and evaluation to enable administrators to respond more effectively to challenges of the present and future. Chapter 1 describes the challenges facing higher education: (1) protecting and enhancing institutional quality; (2) maintaining financial viability and independence; (3) keeping essential personnel and facilities vital in the face of few, if any, additions; (4) increasing student participation and improving access to education; (5) enhancing operational efficiency and productivity; (6) improving public understanding and support; (7) learning to live more effectively with uncertainty; and (8) developing and implementing management processes that are adapted to the academic setting. The weaknesses of traditional academic management are analyzed and a systematic and practical approach to management is presented that is consistent with academic values and decision-making structures. Chapters 2 through 4 show how to undertake planning, which is defined as setting objectives and selecting steps to achieve them. Chapters 5 through 7 explain resource management, and chapters 8 and 9 describe assessment of results, defined as comparing the outcome of the implemented process with planned objectives. Chapter 10 provides guidance for establishing a successful improvement effort in management planning. Suggestions offered include: increase faculty involvement to make faculty a primary resource; increase staff participation in the implementation process; include governing boards as support people; and design information searches to answer the type of question being examined. Bibliographical resources on academic management are provided. (LC)
Jossey-Bass Inc., P.O. Box 62425, San Francisco, CA 94162 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: California Univ., Davis.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Also supported by the California Aggie Alumni Foundation.