Universities in Change

Universities in Change

Author: Andreas Altmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461445906

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

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Universities find themselves in dynamic change. They are confronted with growing expectations from their stakeholders, increasing international competition, and new technological challenges. Featuring insights and in-depth case studies from leading researchers and university decision makers from around the world, this book argues that institutions of higher education, in order to be successful, have to actively reflect on circumstances, visions, and strategies to master the future. Drawing from their experiences across a diverse array of institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the authors explore the pressures on today’s universities and the opportunities for excelling in the contest for resources. They discuss operational issues, such as strategic management, IT governance, leadership development, and entrepreneurial culture, and broader concerns, such as the roles and responsibilities of universities in promoting technology transfer and economic and social development. The result is a resource that not only reveals and analyzes universities from an organizational perspective, but presents best practice models and concrete inspiration for management and policymaking.

Women, Universities, and Change

Women, Universities, and Change

Author: M. Sagaria

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230603509

Category: Education

Page: 228

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This volume analyzes how higher education responses to sociopolitical and economic influences affect gender equality at the nation-state and university levels in the European Union and the United States.

Knowledge and Change in African Universities

Knowledge and Change in African Universities

Author: Michael Cross

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463008426

Category: Education

Page: 220

View: 704

Besides the ongoing concern with the epistemological and theoretical hegemony of the West in African academic practice, the book aims at understanding how knowledge is produced and controlled through the interplay of the politics of knowledge and current intellectual discourses in universities in Africa. In this regard, the book calls for African universities to relocate from the position of object to subject in order to gain a form of liberated epistemological voice more responsive to the social and economic complexities of the continent. In itself, this is a critical exposé of contemporary practices in knowledge advancement in the continent. Broadly the book addresses the following questions: How can African universities reinvent knowledge production and dissemination in the face of the dominant Eurocentricism so pervasive and characteristic of academic practice in Africa to enhance their relevance to the contexts in which they operate? How can such change, particularly at knowledge production and distribution levels, be undertaken, without falling into an intellectual and discursive ghettoization in the global context? What then is the role of academics, policy makers and curriculum and program designers in dealing with biases and distortions to integrate policies, knowledge and pedagogy that reflect current cultural diversity, both local and global? Against this backdrop, while some contributions in this book argue that emancipatory epistemic voice in African universities is not yet born, or it is struggling with little success, many dissenting voices charge that if Africans do not take responsibility and construct knowledge strategies for their own emancipation, who will?

Entrepreneurialism In Universities And The Knowledge Economy: Diversification And Organizational Change In European Higher Education

Entrepreneurialism In Universities And The Knowledge Economy: Diversification And Organizational Change In European Higher Education

Author: Shattock, Michael

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335235711

Category: Education

Page: 237

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This book, which is the product of a major EU funded research programme and is based on twenty-seven institutional case studies, attempts to offer answers to these questions through a series of cross national thematic studies.

EBOOK: Entrepreneurialism in Universities and the Knowledge Economy: Diversification and Organizational Change in European Higher Education

EBOOK: Entrepreneurialism in Universities and the Knowledge Economy: Diversification and Organizational Change in European Higher Education

Author: Michael Shattock

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335237692

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 455

How entrepreneurial are European universities? Perhaps more than is generally realised. What are the factors that encourage entrepreneurialism to flourish in research, technology transfer, teaching, regional engagement and internationalization? How do different kinds of HEIs - , comprehensive, specialist, regional or private - , address these issues? What are the conditions which stimulate or inhibit the “academic intrapreneur”? And in what forms does entrepreneurialism contribute to the knowledge economy? This book, which is the product of a major EU funded research programme and is based on twenty-seven institutional case studies, attempts to offer answers to these questions through a series of cross national thematic studies. It considers how national systemic characteristics in financial arrangements, human resource management and institutional governance impact on entrepreneurialism and suggests ways in which individual initiative can be released and universities freed up to make their contribution to the EU Lisbon Strategy.

Universities and Climate Change

Universities and Climate Change

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642107511

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 473

Climate change is a matter of global concern and specific sectors of society such as universities need to engage and be active in the search for regional and local solutions for what is a global problem. Despite the fact that many universities all around the world are undertaking remarkable efforts in tackling the challenges posed by climate change, few of such works are widely documented and disseminated. The book "Universities and Climate Change" addresses this gap. The book pursues three aims. Firstly, it presents a review of the approaches and methods to inform, communicate and educate university students and the public on climate change being used by universities around the world. Secondly, it introduces initiatives, projects and communication strategies undertaken by universities with a view to informing students and other stakeholders in order to raise awareness on matters related to climate change. Finally, the book documents, promotes and disseminates some of the on-going initiatives.

Climate Change Research at Universities

Climate Change Research at Universities

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319582146

Category: Science

Page: 575

View: 817

This unique book provides a multidisciplinary review of current, climate-change research projects at universities around the globe, offering perspectives from all of the natural and social sciences. Numerous universities worldwide pursue state-of-the-art research on climate change, focussing on mitigation of its effects as well as human adaptation to it. However, the 2015 Paris 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP 21)” demonstrated that there is still much room for improvement in the role played by universities in international negotiations and decision-making on climate change. To date, few scientific meetings have provided multidisciplinary perspectives on climate change in which researchers across the natural and social sciences could come together to exchange research findings and discuss methods relating to climate change mitigation and adaption studies. As a result the published literature has also lacked a broad perspective. This book fills that gap and is of interest to all researchers and policy-makers concerned with global climate change regardless of their area of expertise.

Introducing Change from the Top in Universities and Colleges

Introducing Change from the Top in Universities and Colleges

Author: Weil, Susan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135353223

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 370

Part of a series reflecting the recent changes in further and higher education, this volume relates the true stories of 10 educational managers and their experiences of recent events. The managers tell how they have maintained direction and impact, balanced pressures and set up their own systems.

Sustaining Change In Universities

Sustaining Change In Universities

Author: Clark, Burton.R.

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335215904

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 562

In this work, Burton R. Clark uses case studies from 14 innovative institutions to propose a new conceptual framework offering original insights into ways of initiating and sustaining change in universities.

Strategic Curriculum Change in Universities

Strategic Curriculum Change in Universities

Author: Paul Blackmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136279102

Category: Education

Page: 234

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The curriculum is a live issue in universities across the world. Many stakeholders – governments, employers, professional and disciplinary groups and parents – express strong and often conflicting views about what higher education should achieve for its students. Many universities are reviewing their curricula at an institutional level, aware that they are in a competitive climate in which league tables encourage students to see themselves as consumers and the university as a product, or even a ‘brand’. The move has prompted renewed concern for some central educational questions, about both what is learnt and how. Strategic Curriculum Change explores the ways in which major universities across the world are reviewing their approaches to teaching and learning. It unites institution-level strategy with the underlying educational issues. The book is grounded in a major study of curriculum change in over twenty internationally-focused, research-intensive universities in the UK, US, Australia, The Netherlands, South Africa and Hong Kong. Chapters include: Achieving curriculum coherence: Curriculum design and delivery as social practice Assessment in curriculum change The whole-of-institution curriculum renewal undertaken by the University of Melbourne, 2005-2011 The physical and virtual environment for learning People and change: Academic work and leadership This book presents a theorised and contextualised approach to the study of the curriculum, and carries on much-needed research on the curriculum in higher education. It is an essential for the collection of all academics at university level, and those involved in policy making, quality assurance and enhancement.

Wiser Model Approach: Business Process Change in Universities (UUM Press)

Wiser Model Approach: Business Process Change in Universities (UUM Press)

Author: Hartini Ahmad

Publisher: UUM Press

ISBN: 9789672064206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 383

This book intends to provide the readers with the fundamentals of business process change (BPC) and how BPC can be applied to the processes and culture that are inherent in the universities. The concepts and principles highlighted in the book will give further understanding on the organisational change area. The information shared in this book represents concepts, practised, issues and challenges in various changes projects. The book examines the connection of business process reengineering (BPR), Total Quality Management (TQM) and learning organisation (LO). The readers will be exposed to the BPC concepts, strategies and directions for implementation and successful monitoring in the university environment. The book provides the evidence-based practice implementation case studies case evidences on the recent successes in applying BPC in the universities. The book gives readers a comprehensive guideline for BPC using the WISER model. The book explains the BPC methodology with the five phases in detail. Interestingly, the book comes out with the evidence-based practice implementation case-evidenced BPC in the universities, the real life experiences as practical examples for illustrations. The readers could understand the WISER model, which can aid the strategic and project planning of the universities. The book provides the readers with tools and techniques, and the plan of actions that are utilised in the wake-up, identification, selection, execution and re-evaluation phases in the WISER model.