Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education: What's New?, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education

What's New?, 1st Edition

Edited by Stephanie Marshall


220 pages

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Paperback: 9780415411738
pub: 2007-03-29
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Drawing on the current research base on the management of change, this book analyzes the key features in planning, delivery and monitoring the impact of planned change initiatives in higher education. Comparing and contrasting the findings of twenty-five action research high level corporate change management projects, the initiatives discussed include:

  • the introduction of Kaplan and Norton’s ‘Balanced Scorecard’ approach, resulting in strategic mapping at all levels
  • a major cultural shift programme to bring about globalisation of all aspects of the university, taking account the perspectives as to how this should be achieved
  • the introduction of a mentoring scheme to promote diversity and equality and greater understanding and support of black and ethnic minority staff.

Filled with practical lessons for leadership and change in higher education, this book raises awareness as to how to tackle topical issues and effectively lead universities through major change. With expert commentary and feedback from the stakeholders involved at each institution, Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education is essential reading for all those taking on leadership and management positions in higher education.


"The book lends itself to new administrators' study of strategic planning and implementing change. It might make a good preface for a change initiative at a campus." Education Review, Sarah Maben

Table of Contents

1. Leading and Managing Strategic Change Section 1: Structured Frameworks for Leading and Managing Change 2. Management by Process and Facts 3. Conversational not Confrontational: A New Approach to Quality 4. Leadership and Strategy 5. Change at the Top: An Evaluation of Major Changes to Leadership, Management and Organisational Structures at Anglia Ruskin University 6. Developing Leaders: A Structured Approach to the Enhancement of Organisational and Individual Performance Section 2: Incentivised Approaches to Leading and Managing Change 7. Leading Change in Developing Research and Scholarship: The Case of a Teaching Intensive Institution 8. The Cultural Understanding in Leadership and Management (CULM) Project: Phase 1 9. Collaborative Research across HEIs: Developing Effective Forms of Governance, Leadership and Management 10. The Leadership Succession Challenge for Higher Education: A Pilot of Leadership Development Centres at Newcastle University Section 3: Capacity Building to Lead and Manage Change 11. Towards a Learning Organisation: Innovation in Professional Discourse 12. Embedding Equality and Diversity in the University 13. Developing and Embedding Global Perspectives Across the University 14. The Challenge of Strategic Leadership: Leading Cultural Change

About the Editor

Professor Stephanie Marshall is Director of Programme Development at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and was previously a Provost at the University of York, working in the Centre for Leadership and Management.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Professional Development