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 this Second Edition:
- New chapters on the impact of Title IX and social media on higher education.
- Updated coverage throughout on politics, technology, budgeting, program planning, and institutional changes.
- New end-of-chapter discussion prompts.
Table of Contents
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Part I HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND THE PEOPLE IN THEM
Chapter 1 Understanding the Range of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs
Angela E. Henderson and Kristina Powers
Chapter 2 Key Leadership Positions and Performance Expectations
Julie Carpenter-Hubin and Lydia Snover
Chapter 3 The Role of Internal Governance, Committees, and Advisory Groups
Kerry Brian Melear
Chapter 4 Effectively Managing Human Resources in Colleges and Universities
Valerie Martin Conley, Kristina Powers, and Kent J. Smith, Jr.
Chapter 5 Student Governance and Involvement in Institutional Leadership
Shouping Hu, Danielle Morgan Acosta, Carrie E. Henderson, and Jennifer Iacino
Part II EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES
Chapter 6 Innovative Strategic Planning for the Institution
Charles Mathies and Christopher Ferland
Chapter 7 The Nature and Role of Budget Processes
Patrick J. Schloss and Kristina Powers
Chapter 8 Managing Academic Program Resources
Steven T. Breslawski
Chapter 9 Overview of Accreditation
Kristina Powers and Angela E. Henderson
Part III EVENTS AND ISSUES TODAY THAT SHAPE HIGHER EDUCATION
Chapter 10 Key Legal Aspects for Higher Education Administrators
Janet Balanoff and Monoka Venters
Chapter 11 Title IX and the Impact on Colleges and Universities Today and the Next Decade
Amelia Parnell and Andrew Morse
Chapter 12 Purpose, Value, and Unintended Consequences of Social Media in Higher Education
Regina Luttrell, Karen McGrath, and Christopher Medjesky
Chapter 13 Developing Crisis Management and Emergency Plans
Cyndy Caravelis and Thomas C. Johnson
About the Contributors
Kristina Powers is Associate Vice President of Institutional Research Services at Bridgepoint Education, USA.
Patrick J. Schloss is former President of Valdosta State University, USA.
"This book is unique in covering the foundational knowledge along with current issues in organization and administration in higher education. Academic leaders and administrators will appreciate the wide range of topics covered while the discussion prompts provided by the authors are very useful for faculty and graduate students in higher education."
-P. Daniel Chen, Associate Professor and Higher Education Program Coordinator, Department of Counseling and Higher Education, University of North Texas
Praise for the First Edition
"In a time when we need all people to engage in creating a more effective and creative postsecondary educational system, this book proves to be most important. The material is presented in a way that will make conversation for improving postsecondary education accessible to all."
—Marilee J. Bresciani, Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership, San Diego State University