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Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan; Coates, Stacey Kim – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2021
In 2017 Universities Australia initiated their "Indigenous Strategy 2017-2020" which outlined a clear commitment for each university to appoint at least one Indigenous person to a senior executive role. Many universities are yet to realise this promise. In some cases, it is a situation of nil intent to do so, while others have an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Recruitment, Indigenous Personnel, College Administration
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Lavigne, Eric; Sá, Creso M. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
This paper examines how the stated roles and qualifications of Canadian university presidents and provosts have evolved over the past thirty years and the growing presence of recruiting firms. The study analysed 153 job advertisements published by 22 universities between 1987 and 2017. Roles were categorized according to aspects of organizational…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Change, Administrator Qualifications, Foreign Countries
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Karadag, Engin – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2021
In this study, the current rectors of 197 universities (127 public and 70 non-profit foundation universities) in Turkey were examined in terms of their sociodemographic characteristics, career development, and academic qualifications (the number of published articles and citations and H-index). The data were collected via a prosopograhical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Presidents, Administrator Characteristics, Career Development
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Floyd, Deborah L. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
In early 2020, the world was thrown into chaos with no organization, country, or individual escaping the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just a year before in 2019, community colleges, universities and schools were thriving. 2020, however, was a year that none of us predicted, marked by the pandemic, as well as, other cataclysmic disrupters and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Community Colleges, School Closing
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Brown, Joshua Travis – American Journal of Education, 2021
This study explores how college and university presidents strategically negotiate institutional pressures and competing social norms in an attempt to maintain organizational legitimacy. It examines how presidents strategically frame organizational events in ways that help constituents make sense of their actions. Using archival and qualitative…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Strategies, Transformational Leadership
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Quitoras, Mark Cleeford Layugan; Abuso, Julian E. – Pedagogical Research, 2021
Sustainable research culture is impetus for the realization of educational institution's mission and vision. Academic leaders such as president, dean, and research director must act into power and think of strategy and programs so that their faculty members will be inspired to conduct research and publication. This study aims to discover the best…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Strategic Planning, Research Administration, Faculty Publishing
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2021
As the pandemic reaches the one-year mark in the United States, college presidents reflected on the impact the prolonged crisis has had on their institutions, their communities-- and themselves. The past year has seen not only the rampant spread of the novel coronavirus, but also social and political unrest. All of these issues have affected poor…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Pandemics, COVID-19, College Presidents
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Dooris, Mark; Powell, Susan; Parkin, Doug; Farrier, Alan – Health Education, 2021
Purpose: This paper reports on a research study examining opportunities for and characteristics of effective leadership for whole university approaches to health, well-being and sustainability. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-method qualitative approach was used: semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted with vice chancellors…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Leadership Effectiveness, Well Being, Sustainability
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Badillo-Vega, Rosalba; Krücken, Georg; Pineda, Pedro – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
We conducted a systematic literature review of 111 empirical studies published between 1969 and 2018. We found that research does not exponentially grow in comparison to research on higher education or leadership; empirical research emerging in the 1980s does not completely replace non-empirical inquiry. Studies from English-speaking authors…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Leadership, Educational Research, Statistical Analysis
Ohio Department of Higher Education, 2021
It has been two years since Mike DeWine was sworn in to serve as Ohio's 70th governor, joined by Jon Husted as lieutenant governor. From the very beginning, Governor DeWine requested that his Cabinet listen carefully to the people of the state and then proceed to act with a sense of urgency to change Ohio. In 2019, Chancellor Randy Gardner began…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Attainment, Income
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Liu, Baocun; Kang, Yunfei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2021
The dilemma confronting modern university development presents a challenge to the management ability of university presidents, hence a need to review how successful presidents of the past managed. Wu Yifang, the first Chinese woman president with remarkable achievements in education, has thus come to our attention. As President of Ginling College…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Development, College Administration, College Presidents
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Coates, Stacey K.; Trudgett, Michelle; Page, Susan – Australian Journal of Education, 2021
Formal Indigenous leadership within Australian universities has expanded significantly in the last decade. Given this advancement, understanding how to integrate Indigenous leadership into existing institutional governance structures is an area that requires investigation. Recognising the need to further examine Indigenous leadership in the higher…
Descriptors: Indigenous Personnel, Leadership, College Administration, College Presidents
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Shaw, Sara; Hernandez-Gantes, Victor – Educational Research: Theory and Practice, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the current status of female leadership representation in four states identified from four regions of the United States. A descriptive approach to content analysis was used to examine postsecondary institutional website profiles with public access for females in executive leadership positions. Findings…
Descriptors: Women Administrators, Postsecondary Education, College Presidents, Community Colleges
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Palmer, Robert T.; Freeman, Sydney – Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2020
Data from this current study emerged from a larger study on contemporary leadership practices at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). One of the themes that emerged focused on unsuccessful leadership practices among HBCU presidents. Although this article contextualizes this theme, it is important to underscore that it is not the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Leadership Styles, College Presidents, Administrator Attitudes
Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, the new chancellor of UMass Boston, introduces himself to New England at a fraught time. In this introduction he outlines his professional and educational experience. He also shares the news of an established scholarship fund in George Floyd's name, as well as the intent to appoint a faculty member as Special Advisor to the…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Role of Education, Public Colleges, Higher Education
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