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Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education

2nd Edition

Edited by Stephanie Marshall


176 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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The contributors to this book are all leaders in their field – senior executives who have successfully led pan-university initiatives. Providing examples of bold initiatives and an analysis of their implementation, this book helps the reader reflect on how they might wish to proceed, authentically, in leading and supporting wide-scale change in the future. Each chapter highlights the power of the narrative of change.

In particular, this second edition demonstrates a change in considering global factors; it:

  • Uses a case study approach to examine global higher education institutions
  • Reflects the huge change in the global higher education landscape over the past 10 years
  • Reflects on initiatives from the first edition in terms of how they were scaled up and draws on the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Includes a conclusive ‘Where to Next' section that ensures responsiveness and agility to the rapidly changing landscape and flags up a new paradigm for leadership: E4 leadership (engaging, energised, empowering and engaged).

Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education is crucial reading for all those involved in leadership and management positions in higher education. With an emphasis on behaviours, alongside passion, ambition and a commitment to shared values as key ingredients to the success of strategic leaders, this book provides expert commentary and global insights. This is a cutting-edge book that will continue to provide higher education leaders and managers with the information necessary to stay ahead of the curve.

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Stephanie Marshall


Antony Seldon


Part one

Chapter 1: Global context

Stephanie Marshall

Chapter 2: Strategy, governance and leadership

Ewart Wooldridge

Chapter 3: Leading and managing strategic change

Stephanie Marshall


Part two

Chapter 4: Transforming universities through use of management analytics

Ian Dunn

Chapter 5: Successful leadership and management to achieve major strategic change: making the Melbourne Model

Peter McPhee

Chapter 6: Forward With Integrity at McMaster University

Patrick Deane

Chapter 7: Promoting parity of esteem in teaching and research

Geraint Howells

Chapter 8: Birth of the PLuS Alliance

Merlin Crossley and Paul Ramadge

Chapter 9: Indigenous empowerment and diversity in higher education

Jessa Rogers

Chapter 10: Integrating research and teaching: Leading educational change in a research-intensive university in the UK

Dilly Fung


Part three

Chapter 11: Successful strategic leadership: the contribution of Governance

Geoff Donnelly

Chapter 12: Some final reflections – from a governance perspective

Ewart Wooldridge

Chapter 13: What does the future look like for strategic leadership?

Stephanie Marshall

About the Editor

Stephanie Marshall is Vice-Principal (Education) at Queen Mary University of London.

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