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Furtek, Diane – College and University, 2012
Professionals in higher education face many challenges. Chief among them are increasing leadership and organizational effectiveness. A variety of approaches can be used to build competencies to increase leadership that results in organizational effectiveness. For the purposes of this article, leadership is "the capacity to influence others by…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Organizational Effectiveness
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Smith, Kristen L.; Good, Megan R.; Jankowski, Natasha – Research & Practice in Assessment, 2018
A long-standing purpose of assessment is to help faculty improve student learning; unfortunately, evidence of improved learning is rare. Learning improvement evidence in its most simple form requires practitioners to assess, intervene, and re-assess a student learning outcome. Of course, achieving evidence of learning improvement is not so simple.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Leaders, Leadership
Rochin, Refugio I. – 1997
Professors can improve their chances of earning tenure by paying attention to organizing certain areas of their professional lives. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, professional and community service, research and other creative activities needs to be gathered and presented in a clear manner at faculty review proceedings. Good organizational…
Descriptors: Career Development, College Faculty, Higher Education, Organization
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Galloway, Kate; Jones, Peter – Higher Education Research and Development, 2012
The authors are both professional practitioners (law and social work, respectively) who entered the university as discipline-based scholars. Their respective interests in teaching and learning have led them both down a path where they have transitioned from a discipline-based orientation to organizational roles grounded primarily in teaching and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Theory Practice Relationship
Sayler, Micheal F. – 1992
This paper on early college entrance for gifted high-school students considers the advantages of early college entrance, the willingness of colleges and universities to accept early entrants, special programs developed to assist early entrants, and potential difficulties with early entrance. Guidelines are presented for maximizing the chances of…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Bound Students, College Students, Colleges
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Line, Maurice B. – Education for Information, 2007
Since librarianship is making available and exploiting information for the benefit of people, librarians must know about information resources, about people, and about systems for linking resources and people. They need (1) basic abilities--literacy and numeracy; (2) organizational qualities, including vision, a questioning approach, perspective,…
Descriptors: Librarians, Employment Qualifications, Higher Education, Information Scientists
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Whitfield, Toni Selena – Communication Teacher, 2011
The current downturn in the economy combined with the need for students to aptly verbalize their knowledge, skills, and abilities influences their search for employment and application to graduate school programs, making this topic timely. Finding ongoing methods for communication students to detail and reflect on their skills and abilities as…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Communication Skills, Organizational Communication
Shaw, Marta A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This study examined the extent to which academic leaders and government officials in Poland differ in their notions of good university governance, and sought to uncover how these notions intersect with global trends in higher education governance. The research objective was to identify the criteria that determine what reforms of university…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Governance
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Evans, G. R. – Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, 2011
Many institutions have difficulties in resolving complaints and grievances and other types of dispute speedily and economically. Lapses still occur in following procedures; disputes frequently grow more complicated than they were at the start; they drag on; they waste the time of administrators and those involved, even ending sometimes in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Organizational Culture, Barriers
Cufaude, Jeffrey B. – Business Officer, 2002
Using advice from experienced higher education officials, discusses how colleges and universities can guide staff and colleagues through a tragedy with flexibility, good communication skills, and compassion. (EV)
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, Higher Education, Leadership
Landrum, Tom S. – CURRENTS, 2012
Effective writing is every bit as important in alumni and development communications as it is in the public affairs shop. A poorly written donor proposal, awkward or grammatically incorrect thank-you letter, and ambiguous, jargon-filled copy have no place in a professional advancement operation. Good communication is especially important for…
Descriptors: Donors, Institutional Advancement, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Mooney, R. L. – SRA Journal, 1996
Factors in effective research program administration are discussed, and administrators are urged to focus on understanding and supporting what's important, and subordinating all other organizational functions to that; using good managerial skills (effective planning, organization, staffing, delegation of duties, control, creativity, and positive…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, Conflict Resolution, Higher Education
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Fiddler, M. B.; Alicea, Marisa – NACADA Journal, 1996
At DePaul University (Illinois), a set of advising competencies was derived through collective examination of practices among faculty/staff who provide advising services to adult learners. Using a storytelling methodology, skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values reflective of good advising were extracted and described. The methodology served as…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adult Students, Counselor Client Relationship, Faculty Development
Bengoetxea, Endika; Kallioinen, Outi; Schmidt-Jortzig, Immo; Thorn, Richard – ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), 2011
The implementation of Lifelong Learning (LLL) in European higher education institutions is one of the most important educational and carrier development oriented initiatives of this decade. Albeit an essential path in the continuous improvement of skills, competences and knowledge throughout the life of an individual, this project is also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Stakeholders, Lifelong Learning
Hurvitz, Lori A. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Colleges and universities rely on alumni involvement to enhance institutions and donations from alumni to subsidize the cost of operating the institution; however, institutions cannot expect that students automatically learn how to be good alumni simply by attending college. Students must be taught this skill in a similar fashion to how they learn…
Descriptors: Fund Raising, Prosocial Behavior, Alumni, Student Experience
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