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Organization and Administration in Higher Education

Edited by Patrick J. Schloss, Kristina M. Cragg

© 2013 – Routledge

310 pages

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About the Book

Efficiency, focus, and accountability have become the defining standards for contemporary higher educational leaders. Situating strategic planning and budgeting within the organization and administration of higher education institutions, Organization and Administration in Higher Education 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 provide both practical and effective guidance on the intricacies of the institutional structure, its functional activities, and contingency planning. Coverage includes:

  • Key leadership positions and expectations
  • Faculty and student governance
  • Accreditation and assessment
  • Budget processes
  • Curriculum alignment
  • Philanthropic efforts
  • Human resource development
  • Legal considerations
  • Strategic planning
  • Crisis management

Effective planning and administration can elevate an institution in critical ways, by enhancing recruitment and retention, strengthening student life, increasing outside support and private giving, and advancing a reputation for excellence. This practical and authoritative guide orients future and current administrators to the major areas of an academic institution and will assist higher education administrators in leading their institutions to excellence.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Structure of Institutions

  1. Understanding the Range of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs Kristina M. Cragg and Angela E. Henderson
  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. Student Governance and Involvement in Institutional Leadership Shouping Hu, Carrie E. Henderson, and Jennifer Iacino
  5. Administrative Aspects of Accreditation and Assessment Kristina M. Cragg, Angela E. Henderson, Barrie D. Fitzgerald, and Ross A. Griffith
  6. The Nature and Role of Budget Processes Patrick J. Schloss and Kristina M. Cragg
  7. Part 2: Functional Activities of Institutions

  8. A Guide to the Development of an Institutional Strategic Plan John L. Yeager, Hana Addam El-Ghali, and Shruti Kumar
  9. Strategic Planning When Aligning Curriculum and Resources Steven T. Breslawski
  10. Economic and Tactical Considerations for Aligning Curriculum and Resources Steven T. Breslawski
  11. Effectively Managing Human Resources in 21st-Century Colleges and Universities Valerie Martin Conley and Kent J. Smith, Jr.
  12. Shaping Philanthropic Efforts that Support Institutional Priorities John D. Crawford
  13. Part 3: Contingency Planning for Institutions

  14. Developing Crisis Management and Emergency Plans Cyndy Caravelis Hughes and Thomas C. Johnson
  15. Key Legal Aspects for Higher Education Administrators Janet Balanoff and Monoka Venters

About the Editors

Patrick J. Schloss, Ph.D., is Assistant Executive Vice Chancellor for Retention, Progression, and Graduation for the University System of Georgia and former President of Valdosta State University, USA.

Kristina M. Cragg, Ph.D., is Associate Vice President of Institutional Research at Bridgepoint Education, USA.

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