ERIC Number: EJ1118508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Role of Academic Managers in Workload and Performance Management of Academic Staff: A Case Study
Graham, Andrew T.
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v44 n6 p1042-1063 Nov 2016
This small-scale case study focused on academic managers to explore the ways in which they control the workload of academic staff and the extent to which they use the workload model in performance management of academic staff. The links that exist between the workload and performance management were explored to confirm or refute the conceptual dichotomy, identified from the literature, exist in practice. A conceptualization derived from neoliberal ideology is described which uses new public management as the anchor for the study. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with the three academic managers in each of the faculties and the transcripts analysed. The analysis of the responses confirmed that workload and performance management are not linked at the operational level, confirming the dichotomy in practice. Further research is suggested that would focus on the perceptions of academic staff directly affected by the workload and performance management processes.
Descriptors: Administrators, Faculty Workload, Personnel Management, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Case Studies, Neoliberalism, Ideology, Public Administration, Semi Structured Interviews, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Administration, College Faculty, Administrator Role, Resource Allocation, Working Hours, Automation, Information Technology, Personal Narratives
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)