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Leadership of Higher Education Assessment
A Guide to Theory for Practitioners

ISBN 9780815396765
Published February 15, 2019 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Leadership of Higher Education Assessment provides a comprehensive treatment of leadership theories and helps practitioners integrate this knowledge into their assessment work. Synthesizing leadership theories into manageable concepts relevant to the college and university context, this useful guide supports assessment leaders in addressing complex institutional situations and developing their own unique philosophy of assessment and leadership style. In the face of ongoing challenges such as data accessibility, data security concerns, a shifting accreditation environment, complex politics, and lack of available resources, this book is a critical guide for assessment leaders who want to take command of their practice.

Table of Contents



Author Biography

1 Assessment Leadership: Its Contexts and Challenges

2 Theories of Information Behavior: How Individuals Decide to Process and Use Information

3 Trait and Behavioral Leadership Theories

4 Assessment and Contingency Leadership Theories

5 Transformational and Change Leadership Theories in Higher Education Assessment

6 Assessment and Constructivist Leadership Theories

7 Emerging Leadership Theories: Assessment as Complexity and Chaos

8 Leading Assessment for Cultural Transformation


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Matthew B. Fuller is Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Director of the Doctoral Program in Higher Education Leadership at Sam Houston State University, United States.