A Practical Guide to University and College Management

Beyond Bureaucracy

Author: Steve Denton,Sally Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135283230

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Written for Higher Education managers and administrators, A Practical Guide to University and College Management is a highly accessible text that offers practical guidance on how to manage the day-to-day life of universities. The authors take a proactive approach and offer a range of good practice examples and solutions, designed to resolve the dilemmas that arise in today’s rapidly changing higher education environment. Drawing on a wealth of management experience, this edited collection pulls together advice and practical guidance from expert managers working in the field of Higher Education. Each chapter is underpinned by theoretical perspectives to support invaluable pragmatic hints, mini-case studies, practical examples, and sample guidelines. The book covers four main areas: Selecting and inducting students: This section outlines the essential process for targeting, attracting, recruiting and inducting students Managing throughout the university year: Advice on the student experience, from the admissions process right up to graduation Assuring the quality of the student learning experience: How to manage course administration, student learning through assessment, student complaints and issues of quality assurance Maximising staff and student engagement: This section looks at how to maximise commitment and involvement by both staff and students, and includes approaches and examples of engagement implementation at other universities A Practical Guide to College and University Management will be of interest to Higher Education managers, administrators, and anyone looking for a pragmatic "how to" navigational guide that informs the working life of a university, from attracting students through to graduation. It offers managers and administrators essential training and support required to promote highly successful and efficient Higher Education Institutions, and is essential reading for anyone who works in university administration or aspires to do so. Sally Brown is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Assessment, Learning and Teaching at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has published widely on innovations in teaching, learning and particularly assessment. Steve Denton is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar and Secretary at Leeds Metropolitan University bringing together University-wide student administrative and support services, including governance and legal matters, the academic registry, planning, student services, communication and marketing and widening access and participation.

Making Learning Happen

A Guide for Post-Compulsory Education

Author: Phil Race

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446243848

Category: Education

Page: 260

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This second edition of a popular text provides an accessible and practical discussion of teaching and learning for the post-compulsory sector of higher and further education. Central to the book is the author's well-known `ripples on a pond' model of learning, which identifies fundamental factors underpinning successful learning: - wanting to learn - taking ownership of the need to learn - learning by doing - learning through feedback - making sense of what is being learned - deepening learning through explaining, coaching, teaching - further deepening learning through assessing - making informed judgements The book encourages teachers and students to address these factors head-on in a wide range of contexts, including large-group teaching, the design of assessment, small-group work, reflection, and in making good use of formative feedback. As well as a thorough update based on feedback to the previous version, this edition includes three new chapters: - 'designing the curriculum for learning'; - 'what can I do when...?'providing creative tactics to help address some of the common problems colleagues experience in teaching in post-compulsory education; - 'reflective observation', including peer and self observation. The book is a helpful tool for lecturers and tutors in universities and colleges, post-16 teachers in secondary education, and educational managers.It also provides a valuable resource for postgraduate students on higher and further education courses and staff development courses across UK universities. Phil Race is Emeritus Professor: Assessment, Learning and Teaching, at Leeds Metropolitan University, and continues to travel widely giving keynotes and running training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organizations throughout the UK and abroad. Access the author's website at http://phil-race.co.uk

Improving the Student Experience

A Practical Guide for Universities and Colleges

Author: Michelle Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136729690

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book outlines a new student lifecycle framework for practitioners together with working solutions to real problems in the form of exemplar case studies from the UK and internationally.

New Social Connections

Sociology's Subjects and Objects

Author: Judith Burnett,Syd Jeffers,Graham Thomas

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230575981

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Offering a fresh approach to new explorations of the reconfigurations of sociological thought, this book provides a mix of literature review, original theory and autobiographical material in order to understand formations of sociological knowledge.

Professional Development

A Guide to Resources

Author: Sally Shake Gaff,Conrad Festa,Jerry G. Gaff

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412832021

Category: College teachers

Page: 110

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50 Years Progress in Management, 1910-1960

The Development of the Art and Science of Management as Reflected in the Cumulative "Ten Years' Progress in Management" Reports Sponsored by the Management Division of ASME and Published in the Transactions of the Society

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Management Division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial management

Page: 329

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ASHE Reader on Planning and Institutional Research

Author: Marvin W. Peterson

Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

ISBN: 9780536023681

Category: Education

Page: 638

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This reader is designed for higher education programs and for institutions with planning and/or institutional research offices or staff that have a need for professional training and development. The articles in the reader were selected from a diverse range of sources that represent a wealth of well-know and respected scholars and practitioners in the field. Most of the selections were chosen for their significance as research based, conceptual or synthesis literature. The reader's editors have provided a well-rounded coverage which reflects the broad current models and approaches to planning and the roles of institutional research. In addition, an extensive and up-to-date Other Resources section includes "Related Higher Education Reference Books and Related Publication," as well as descriptions of relevant "Data Base Resources," "Periodic Data Reports," and "Related Professional Associations." Features include: Offers comprehensive coverage in the field of planning and institutional research Addresses significant and substantive issues Presents a well-focused overview on planning and instructional research in the introduction Contains useful selections for in-service and professional development Selections were chosen through an extensive literature search and review - primarily from higher education literature Provides extensive information on other related resources Includes a special section on "Using the Internet"

Televised Higher Education

Catalog of Resources

Author: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 349

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THE Catalog is a comprehensive listing of videocourses appropriate for postsecondary-level study on a wide range of academic fields.

The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Author: Jacob Katz Cogan,Ian Hurd,Ian Johnstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191652369

Category: Law

Page: 1100

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Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Increasingly, individual citizens are directly affected by the work of international organizations. Aimed at academics, students, practitioners, and lawyers, this book gives a comprehensive overview of the world of international organizations today. It emphasizes both the practical aspects of their organization and operation, and the conceptual issues that arise at the junctures between nation-states and international authority, and between law and politics. While the focus is on inter-governmental organizations, the book also encompasses non-governmental organizations and public policy networks. With essays by the leading scholars and practitioners, the book first considers the main international organizations and the kinds of problems they address. This includes chapters on the organizations that relate to trade, humanitarian aid, peace operations, and more, as well as chapters on the history of international organizations. The book then looks at the constituent parts and internal functioning of international organizations. This addresses the internal management of the organization, and includes chapters on the distribution of decision-making power within the organizations, the structure of their assemblies, the role of Secretaries-General and other heads, budgets and finance, and other elements of complex bureaucracies at the international level. This book is essential reading for scholars, practitioners, and students alike.

The Principal

Leadership for a Global Society

Author: Bruce M. Whitehead,Floyd Boschee,Robert H. Decker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412987105

Category: Education

Page: 493

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The Principal: Leadership for a Global Society is the core textbook for aspiring and practicing K-12 school principals. Taking a practical and research-grounded approach, this inspiring text prepares school leaders to successfully face the challenges that they will deal with on a day-to-day basis and throughout their careers. From curriculum development to staff development to policy and discipline, it addresses the most up-to-date practices in developing leadership skills. The book provides a wide array of pedagogical features to help practicing and aspiring school principals improve programs, create a safer and more enriching environment for students and faculty; meet school, district, community, state, and national ideologies and standards; and much more. After reading The Principal, the educational leaders of tomorrow will be equipped with innovative, practical, and successful leadership concepts and ideas that will help them make a powerful impact on not just those who walk through the school doors, but the community as well.