22 juin 2014

University presidents coming from a more diverse background

JournalStar.comBy . There’s a reason the job descriptions for university presidents are painted with a wide brush. 
Most, if not all, profiles for university presidents — like the one released by the University of Nebraska last week — call for dynamic, innovative and visionary leaders capable of impacting great change while effectively communicating with everyone who might interact with the institution at any number of levels. 
It’s easy to get lost in the litany of superlatives universities use to describe their next leader. More...

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THE Leadership and Management Awards 2014 winners announced

By . The University of East Anglia scooped the top prize last night at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2014. The ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, was attended by more than 800 people and hosted by comedian Rob Brydon. More...

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09 juin 2014

Great need for capacity building in research management

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sharon Dell. Professor Molly Lee’s impressive academic and professional résumé belies a refreshingly down-to-earth approach to issues of higher education. “I feel strongly about two things,” she told me over a quick working lunch between expert roundtable sessions in Durban. “One is the importance of underlying values in education; the other is the importance of indigenous knowledge systems.” Read more...

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More research needed on research management

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sharon Dell. Rather than mimicking ‘best practice’ of top-performing institutions, universities aspiring to the status of research institutions in low- and middle-income countries need to invest more heavily in understanding their own institutional profiles and develop a vision of what it means to be a research university in their national context. Professor Nico Cloete, director of the Cape Town-based Centre for Higher Education Transformation, said this at an expert roundtable held at the launch of the Research, Higher Education, Development and Innovation – RHEDI – project in Durban in May. Read more...

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Research management – A question of balance?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sharon Dell. Is ‘research management’ an oxymoron? – A concept that pits researchers against administrators and threatens to kill the goose that lays the golden egg? Or is it a realistic response to a world in which national wealth is based on knowledge production and the ability to effectively participate in global market networks?
Increasingly, it is the latter: research management throughout the world has become far more professionalised and specialised, with greater emphasis on strategic research planning and research accountability. Read more...

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30 mai 2014

Ask the Administrator: Resources for New Department Chairs

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt ReedA new correspondent writes:

I was just appointed the Department Chair position for my medium sized department starting this summer. Would you recommend any good books on being a chair? I see several specific to the Department Chair role -- is there a specific one you would recommend to start with? I should note I am at a large community college (about an hour and a half away from yours) and am a long time professor moving up.

First, congratulations!  Chairs have the chance to make the kinds of differences that add up over time.  They’re often unappreciated, but they matter. Read more...

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24 mai 2014

Toxic bosses and “Badnagement”, do we need an Hippocratic oath?

Blog Educpros de Bruno Dufour. Not everything is good with top managers and management, whatever says the theory and management reviews. In a managerial position, executives should think about what they do, that can harm others and themselves. Pressure on performances, delays, budgets force managers to take shortcuts that are not good in the long term. Suite...

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22 mai 2014

Les écoles universitaires de management - La mutation des IAE à marche forcée - Publié le 26/09/2012

Publié le . Les IAE souffrent encore d’un manque de lisibilité auprès des recruteurs, face aux business schools au branding toujours plus sophistiqué et internationalisé. Leur fort ancrage territorial, qui leur confère des relations particulières avec les acteurs locaux, renvoie aussi l’idée d’un émiettement. Mais discrètement, les IAE tissent des liens, fusionnent et parfont leur marketing afin de devenir une formation de référence en termes de management. Voir l'article...

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17 mai 2014

Ask the Administrator: What About Master’s Programs?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. I’ll start by conceding the point that much of the discussion online about whether people should go to grad school in the humanities tacitly assumes that grad school means doctoral programs.  But there’s no reason it has to.  Master’s programs are well-established, and serve purposes of their own. Read more...

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Secret Teaching

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. What happens when you combine administrators and faculty from research universities, master’s level universities, and community colleges to discuss how best to prepare grad students for jobs at teaching institutions?
Apparently, a whole lot of “I hadn’t thought of that”s. Read more...

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