1st Edition

Being an Effective Programme Leader in Higher Education A Practical Guide

By Sarah Naylor Copyright 2023
    166 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    166 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Being an Effective Programme Leader in Higher Education is a practical guide designed to help navigate the complex academic, pastoral, and administrative challenges that come with working in this position.

    This book looks at topics such as leadership, personal tutoring, and academic and student support mechanisms from the unique perspective of the programme leader. It gives suggestions for effective ways to lead a programme, incorporates practical advice on some key leadership skills, and offers proven strategies from across various contexts within the role. Vignettes, which include descriptions of authentic situations provided by programme leaders, sit alongside probing questions to prompt reflection for professional development.

    This practical text is a must-read for programme leaders working in higher education and provides the guidance necessary to help them create an environment that is inclusive, caring, compassionate, and supportive.

    1. Leadership  2. Your Support Mechanisms  3. Quality  4. Programme Design and Approval  5. Student Experience  6. Involving External Expertise  7. Work-based Learning


    Sarah Naylor is a Diagnostic Radiographer who as a Senior Lecturer has been programme leader for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Derby.

    "Programme leadership is arguably one of the most important roles in HE in supporting student success, but there are sparingly few books on the subject. This new book authored by an experienced programme leader tackles this vacuum and provides an evidence-based and practice-informed overview of effective programme leadership.  Chapters deal with a range of responsibilities, each supported by vignettes applying their learning. This book is a must for anyone in a programmme leadership role."
    -Ian Turner NTF PFHEA FRSB MCSFS, Professor of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education