Analyzing Faculty Workload

Analyzing Faculty Workload

Author: Jon F. Wergin

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UCAL:B4924372

Category: College teachers

Page: 716

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The question being asked with increasing regularity is, Just what do faculty members do? Studies of faculty workload have been commisioned in state after state. Taken together, the studies indicate that college faculty members are working harder than ever but are probably teaching less and are almost certainly having less contact with students, particularly undergraduates. This volume of New Directions for Institutional Research explores how the public discourse about faculty work might be improved and suggests how colleges and universities might document that work in a fashion that not only more faithfully describes what faculty do but also allows for reports that are more comprehensive and useful. This is the 83rd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Institutional Research. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals page.

Faculty Productivity

Faculty Productivity

Author: William G. Tierney

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815332203

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Academic life at the beginning of the 21st century will bring changes to the role of the professorate, how they are rewarded and what their responsibilities are. This book focuses on topics that pertain to the reform of faculty work, and offers disparate opinions on the nature of the work.

Analyzing Faculty Work and Rewards: Using Boyer's Four Domains of Scholarship

Analyzing Faculty Work and Rewards: Using Boyer's Four Domains of Scholarship

Author: John M. Braxton

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015064115275

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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All those involved in evaluating faculty work and the concomitant faculty rewards system will find this a useful volume Known for their thoughtful scholarship on this topic the chapter authors bring their diverse perspectives to bear on Boyer s four domains the scholarship of discovery the scholarship of application the scholarship of integration and the scholarship of teaching Individual scholars engage in each of these scholarships as their professional roles career stages and research goals change over time Understanding the unique characteristics of the four domains as well as how work in one domain connects with and influences work in another will give readers a map of the broad territory of scholarly activity and recognizes the legitimacy of each different intellectual contribution.

Leadership through Collaboration

Leadership through Collaboration

Author: Ann S. Ferren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461734635

Category: Education

Page: 345

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This book is organized around 11 topics, including the skills and personal qualities needed to provide effective academic leadership; strengthening the infrastructure for academic affairs through strategic planning, facilities planning, and technology integration; the importance of developing new resources and linking them to academic priorities; academic entrepreneurship; assessing academic quality and improving programs and services; continuous improvement; the central importance of investing in the faculty; and improving academic decisions. The chief academic officer must be the voice for the campus's academic purposes and a source of energy in supporting the activities of others. Collaboration with colleagues across the institution is key to Ferren and Stanton's approach. Their experiences in administrative roles, ranging from department chair to provost, have provided them with the ability to conduct and utilize many studies, including budget adequacy modeling and salary equity studies. These are issues for which the authors have been responsible for implementation and decision-making, allowing them to understand that collaborative processes and partnerships-such as chairs with deans, deans with vice presidents, faculty with administrators, or the CAO with members of the president's cabinet—are as important as informed decision-making. Because CAOs are less likely to read what business officers and vice presidents for administration read, this book attempts to integrate differing institutional perspectives and explain processes and criteria. CAOs can tailor their decisions to institution circumstances and solve problems with greater insight.

Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education

Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education

Author: Robert M. Hendrickson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781579228811

Category: Education

Page: 448

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To meet the new and rapidly changing demands facing today’s higher education managers and leaders – from department chairs to trustees – this book offers guidance on how to effectively discharge their responsibilities and how to develop their skills for managing their relationships with internal and external stakeholders. It also provides a broad understanding of the structure and functions of their institution and of the appropriate loci of decision-making. The authors go beyond the “positions” of leadership to emphasize the qualities of creativity, commitment, collaboration, delegation and courage that are essential to steer a unit, college or university through successful and enduring change Recognizing that the hallmark of higher education in the United States is a diversity of institutional types, this book enables the reader to relate issues of environment, organization and management to his or her specific institution, from not only the presidential perspective, but from the vantage point of trustees, provosts, vice presidents, deans, and department heads. By covering all these functions—as well as the role of external stakeholders—in a single volume, this book offers readers a comprehensive view of how institutions respond to external forces and internal issues, and how these impact organizational structure, functions and decision-making in their roles, and the institution at large. The book is informed by these three essential principles: • Sound institutional decisions must be based on a clearly articulated mission and set of core values; • Successful institutional adaptation to a changed environment must be grounded and aligned with the fundamental mission and core values; and • Successful academic leaders must be able to create and foster partnerships, bringing diverse individuals and interests together around a shared vision and mission grounded in common values. This handbook is divided into five units. The first introduces the reader to the scholarly field of higher education and establishes the contextual framework for the rest of the book. The second investigates the multifaceted and often complex relationships that exist between institutions of higher learning and the external constituencies. The third focuses how college and university presidents and their board of trustees keep an institutional mission focused while adapting to changes in the environment, while the fourth analyzes how colleges and universities fulfill their core mission through shared democratic partnerships. The concluding unit concerns how effective academic leaders implement their institution’s academic mission. Both scholarly and accessible, this book is intended to be of interest to a broad audience, ranging from graduate students in higher education administration programs to members of institutional governing boards, and everyone in leadership positions in between. All of the authors have completed graduate work in a higher education administration program, and collectively have had experience with academic administration at every level through to the university presidency. Two of the authors are currently faculty in leading higher programs teaching classes in administration and organizational theory and have published widely in the scholarly field. One has been a member of a governing board. Study questions suitable for leadership training and graduate courses are provided online. See hot link at top right of this page.

Economic and Financial Challenges for Eastern Europe

Economic and Financial Challenges for Eastern Europe

Author: Nicos Sykianakis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030121693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 557

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The papers in this proceedings volume were presented at the 9th international conference “The Economies of the Balkan and Eastern European Countries in the Changing World” (EBEEC) held in Athens, Greece, in April 2017. They include the scientific results of research on current issues relevant for the wider area of Eastern Europe. Authors from 30 different countries develop new ideas, covering topics such as international economies, European integration, the economic crisis, macroeconomics, banking, stock markets, education, energy, innovation, and marketing. The contributions also examine the role of the economies of the Balkan and Eastern European countries in a pan-European context.

University Rankings

University Rankings

Author: Jung Cheol Shin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400711167

Category: Education

Page: 274

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This ground-breaking and exhaustive analysis of university ranking surveys scrutinizes their theoretical bases, methodological issues, societal impact, and policy implications, providing readers with a deep understanding of these controversial comparators. The authors propose that university rankings are misused by policymakers and institutional leaders alike. They assert that these interested parties overlook the highly problematic internal logic of ranking methodologies even as they obsess over the surveys’ assessment of their status. The result is that institutions suffer from short-termism, realigning their resources to maximize their relative rankings. While rankings are widely used in policy and academic discussions, this is the first book to explore the theoretical and methodological issues of ranking itself. It is a welcome contribution to an often highly charged debate. Far from showing how to manipulate the system, this collection of work by key researchers aims to enlighten interested parties.

Emerging Directions in Doctoral Education

Emerging Directions in Doctoral Education

Author: Patrick Blessinger

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781785601347

Category: Education

Page: 300

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This volume examines how universities and colleges around the world are developing innovative ways to provide doctoral education, including new theories and models of doctoral education and the impact of changes in government and/or accreditation policy on practices in doctoral education.