Managing Effectively In Academia

MANAGING EFFECTIVELY IN ACADEMIA

 

A Guide to Good Practice for Academic Managers and Leaders in Higher Education

Managing Effectively in Academia: A Guide to Good Practice for Academic Managers and Leaders in Higher Education is a compact guide to good management practice in contemporary higher education aimed at academic managers at all levels. The book covers key topics in day-to-day management and will be of value to those aiming for the most senior roles in 21st-century universities.

 

This book provides a compact guide to good management practice in contemporary higher education. It covers key topics in day-to-day academic management including managing academic staff, handling students as customers, thinking and acting entrepreneurially and strategically, and dealing with some of the most challenging issues faced by academic managers in 21st-century universities.

It is aimed at academic managers at all levels, from research group leaders and programme leaders to department heads and deans. It should be especially relevant to those who have been newly promoted into such roles. It will also be of value to those aiming ultimately for the most senior roles as provosts, presidents, and vice-chancellors.

 

Preface

  1. The Higher Education Management Challenge
  2. Herding Cats and Catching Monkeys
  3. Managing Academic Time and Workloads
  4. Managing Students as Business Partners
  5. Finding and Keeping the Stellar Cats
  6. Managing Entrepreneurially
  7. Managing Finances
  8. Managing Meetings and Communications
  9. Engaging Support Services
  10. Managing with Analytics
  11. Decisions, Risks, and Crises
  12. Structures, Ambitions, and Rankings
  13. Management and Governance
  14. Managing Disruptive Changes
  15. Growth as Your Leitmotif

List of Abbreviations

Notes and Further Reading

Acknowledgements

Index

Graeme Wilkinson is the Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University, Malaysia. He held senior management roles in three UK universities before moving to Sunway, and has worked in management consulting, academia, and international government research. He is a graduate of Imperial College London and Oxford University. He is also the author of Getting Promoted in Academia: Practical Career Guidance for Ambitious Academics and Aspiring Leaders in Higher Education (Sunway University Press).