3rd Edition

Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Edited By Kristina 'KP' Powers, Patrick J. Schloss Copyright 2023
    298 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    298 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Situating strategic planning and budgeting within the organization and administration of higher education institutions, this text provides effective and proven strategies for today’s change-oriented leaders. Bringing together distinguished administrators from two-year, four-year, public, and private colleges and universities, this volume provides both practical and effective guidance on the intricacies of the institutional structure, its functional activities, and contingency planning. Organization and Administration in Higher Education orients future administrators to the major areas of an academic institution and will assist higher education administrators in leading their institutions to excellence.

    New in the third edition is an expanded discussion of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as updated coverage across various institutional settings including community colleges. Additionally, the authors provide guidance on managing crises and institutional disruptions such as those caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Powers and Schloss offer refreshed end-of-chapter discussion prompts and online instructor materials, including PowerPoints to support multimodal learning and new methods of teaching found here: https://instituteforeffectiveness.org/organization-and-administration-of-higher-education

    List of Figures  List of Tables  Foreword  Preface  Acknowledgements  Part I: HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND THE PEOPLE IN THEM  1. Understanding the Range of Postsecondary Institutions and Key Quality Indicators  Angela E. Henderson and Kristina 'KP' Powers  2. Key Leadership Positions and Performance Expectations  Julie Carpenter-Hubin and Lydia Snover  3. The Role of Internal Governance, Committees, and Advisory Groups  Kerry Brian Melear  4. Effectively Managing Human Resources in Colleges and Universities  Valerie Martin Conley, Kristina 'KP' Powers, and Kent J Smith, Jr.  Part II: EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES  5. Institutional Strategic Planning: Aligning Strategy with Mission and Goals  Charles Mathies and Christopher Ferland  6. The Nature and Role of Budget Processes  Patrick J. Schloss and Kristina 'KP' Powers  7. Aligning Curriculum and Academic Resources  Mouwafac Sidaoui  8. Overview of Accreditation  Kristina 'KP' Powers and Angela E. Henderson  9. Shaping Philanthropic Efforts That Support Institutional Priorities  John D Crawford and Kristina 'KP' Powers  Part III: EVENTS AND ISSUES THAT SHAPE HIGHER EDUCATION TODAY  10. Institutionalizing Inclusive Excellence: National University System Leading the Way  Thomas Stewart  11. Key Legal Aspects for Higher Education Administrators  Elyce C. Morris  12. Crisis Management  Cyndy Caravelis, Joseph B Harris, and Thomas C. Johnson  Index


    Kristina 'KP' Powers is President of the Institute for Effectiveness in Higher Education, USA.

    Patrick J. Schloss is former President of Valdosta State University, USA.

    "Whether you’re the CEO or Dean, the Provost, or Department Chair, you must prepare yourself for all possibilities. This edition describes various situations that currently are being experienced by leaders in higher education today… While no one predicted a worldwide pandemic, we had to respond to it quickly. Hopefully, this edition will provide a valuable guide to whatever success administrators in higher education will experience in the decades going forward."

    From the Foreword by Belle S. Wheelan, President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

    "As the higher education industry continues to evolve, we will experience new challenges and opportunities to deliver the best instruction, programs, and services possible. The third edition of this book is timely, as it will be an essential resource to help professionals make their most critical strategic decisions in the years ahead."

    Amelia Parnell, Vice President, Research and Policy, NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

    "Drawing on a range of perspectives, this volume offers useful insights into how higher education institutions – as organizations – work. Chapter authors provide practical guidance for higher education leaders as they strive to achieve strategic priorities, create change, and address key challenges facing U.S. higher education institutions. With discussion prompts at the end of each chapter, the authors encourage readers to consider how they can apply insights in their own institutional context."

    Laura W. Perna, Vice Provost for Faculty, GSE Centennial Presidential Professor of Education, Executive Director, Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD), University of Pennsylvania