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Women in Academic Leadership

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Women in Academic Leadership by , Book Resume:

Colleges and universities benefit from diversity in their leadership roles and profess to value diversity - of thought, of experience, of person. Yet why do women remain under-represented in top academic leadership positions and in key positions along the academic career ladder?Why don't they advance at a rate proportional to that of their male peers? How do internal and external environmental contexts still influence who enters academic leadership and who survives and thrives in those roles?""Women in Academic Leadership"" complements its companion volumes in the ""Women in Academe"" series, provoking readers to think critically about the gendered nature of academic leadership across the spectrum of institutional types. It argues that leadership, the academy, and the nexus of academic leadership, remain gendered structures steeped in male-oriented norms and mores. Blending research and reflection, it explores the barriers and dilemmas that these structures present and the professional strategies and the personal choices women make in order to successfully surmount them.The authors pose questions about how women leaders negotiate between their public and private selves. They consider how women develop a vital sense of self-efficacy along with the essential skills and knowledge they need in order to lead effectively; how they cultivate opportunity; and how they gain legitimacy and maintain authenticity in a male-gendered arena.For those who seek to create an institutional environment conducive to equity and opportunity, this book offers insight into the pervasive barriers facing women of all colors and evidence of the need for a more complex, multi-dimensional view of leadership. For women in academe who seek to reach their professional potential and maintain authenticity, it offers encouragement and a myriad of strategies for their growth and development.

Women and Leadership in Higher Education

Women and Leadership in Higher Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1623968216
Author: Karen A. Longman,Susan R. Madsen
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Women and Leadership in Higher Education by Karen A. Longman,Susan R. Madsen Book Resume:

Women and Leadership in Higher Education is the first volume in a new series of books (Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice) that will be published in upcoming years to inform leadership scholars and practitioners. This book links theory, research, and practice of women’s leadership in various higher education contexts and offers suggestions for future leadership development strategies. This volume focuses on the field of higher education, particularly within the context of the United States—a sector that serves a majority of students at all degree levels who are women, yet lacks parity by women in senior leadership roles. The book’s fifteen chapters present both hard facts regarding the current demographic realities within higher education and fresh thinking about how progress can and must be made in order for U.S. higher education to benefit from the perspectives of women at the senior leadership table. The book’s opening section provides data and analysis in addressing “The State of Women and Leadership in Higher Education”; the second section offers descriptions of three effective models for women’s leadership development at the national and institutional levels; the third section draws from recent research to present “Women’s Experiences and Contributions in Higher Education Leadership.” The book concludes with five shorter chapters written by current and former college and university presidents who offer “Lessons from the Trenches” for the benefit of those who follow. In short, the thesis of the book is that our world is changing; higher education collectively, as well as institutions of all types, must change. Bringing more women into leadership is critical to the goal of moving our society and world forward in healthier ways.

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1522570578
Author: Schnackenberg, Heidi L.,Simard, Denise A.
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Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership by Schnackenberg, Heidi L.,Simard, Denise A. Book Resume:

Gender studies in the professional realm has long been a heavily researched field, with many feminist texts studying topics including the wage gap and family life. However, female administration in higher education remains largely understudied, particularly on the influence of personal, professional, and societal factors on women. There is a need for studies that seek to understand how gender intersects with the multiple dimensions of women leaders’ personhoods, such as family status, marital status, age, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, to inform women’s career path experiences and leadership aspirations. Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education Leadership is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the specific challenges, issues, strategies, and solutions that are associated with diverse leadership in higher education. While highlighting topics such as educational administration, leader mentorship, and professional promotion, this publication explores evidence-based professional practice for women in higher education who are currently in or are seeking positions of leadership, as well as the methods of nurturing women in administrative positions. This book is ideally designed for educators, researchers, academicians, scholars, policymakers, educational administrators, graduate-level students, and pre-service teachers seeking current research on the state of educational leadership in regard to gender.

The Changing Role of Women in Higher Education

The Changing Role of Women in Higher Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 331942436X
Author: Heather Eggins
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The Changing Role of Women in Higher Education by Heather Eggins Book Resume:

This book sets out to examine the changing role of women in higher education with an emphasis on academic and leadership issues. The scope of the book is international, with a wide range of contributors, whose expertise spans sociology, social science, economics, politics, public policy and linguistic studies, all of whom have a major interest in global education. The volume examines the ways in which the leadership role and academic roles of women in higher education are changing in the twenty first century, offering an up-to-date policy discussion of this area. It is in some sense a sequel to the earlier volume by the same Editor, Women as Leaders and Managers in Higher Education, but with very different emphases. The pressures now are to respond to the demands of the technological age and to those of the global economy. Today there are more highly qualified and experienced female academics, and more expectation of their gaining the highest posts. Challenges still remain, particularly in terms of the top posts, and in equal pay. The discussion of global policy issues affecting the role of women in higher education is combined with country case studies, several of which are comparative. Together they examine and unpack the particular situations of women in a wide range of higher education systems, from Brazil to the US to Europe to Africa and the Far East, noting the shift towards more flexibility, more personal choice and a greater acceptance by society of their abilities. This volume is a useful and influential addition to published work in this area, and is aimed at the intelligent general reader as well as the scholar interested in this topic.

Women and Educational Leadership

Women and Educational Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780470933497
Author: Margaret Grogan,Charol Shakeshaft
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Women and Educational Leadership by Margaret Grogan,Charol Shakeshaft Book Resume:

This groundbreaking book presents a new way of looking at leadership that is anchored in research on women leaders in education. The authors examine how successful women in education lead and offer suggestions and ideas for developing and honing these exemplary leadership practices. Women and Educational Leadership shows how the qualities that characterize women's approaches to leadership differ from traditional approaches?whether the traditional leader is a woman or a man. The authors reveal that women leaders are more collaborative by nature and demonstrate a commitment to social justice. They tend to bring an instructional focus to leadership, include spiritual dimensions in their work, and strive for balance between the personal and professional. This important book offers a new model of leadership that shifts away from the traditional heroic notion of leadership to the collective account of leadership that focuses on leadership for a specific purpose—like social justice. The authors include illustrative examples of leaders who have brought diverse groups to work toward common ground. They also show how leadership is a way to facilitate and support the work of organizational members. The ideas and suggestions presented throughout the book can help the next generation fulfill the promise of a new tradition of leadership. Women and Educational Leadership is part of the Jossey-Bass Leadership Library in Education series.

Women, Business and Leadership

Women, Business and Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786432714
Author: Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou,Cary Cooper,Caroline Gatrell
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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Women, Business and Leadership by Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou,Cary Cooper,Caroline Gatrell Book Resume:

This timely and comprehensive book analyses the role of women in leadership from both managerial and socio-emotional perspectives. The authors review the issues that affect real women in business and evaluate what can be done to support and develop women managers. Chapters explore topics such as the stereotyping of leading women, gender equality and discrimination, the glass ceiling and barriers to promotion, the work/home conflict, the gender pay gap and job insecurity, female authority and career development.

Women Leaders in Higher Education

Women Leaders in Higher Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135048665
Author: Tanya Fitzgerald
Publisher: Routledge
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Women Leaders in Higher Education by Tanya Fitzgerald Book Resume:

Leadership in universities is physically, intellectually and emotionally demanding work. It involves multiple and complex tasks and responsibilities such as staff management, strategic management, operational planning, financial and resources management, policy development, quality assurance processes, improving student outcomes, and engaging with community and the professions/industry. Leadership is not simply the act of being a leader, it is the act of leadership that projects ‘success’ and ‘desirable’ attributes. Leadership has the capacity to be deeply seductive yet it is not an immediately attractive option for women, particularly for those who carry the burden of family and domestic responsibilities, for whom finding a space for leading is no easy task. Yet despite the almost pessimistic research evidence, women are in senior leadership positions in higher education, however precarious their numbers. There can be little doubt that universities benefit from diversity in their student and staff population This book addresses the central questions; Who are the women who survive and occupy elite leadership roles in universities? How might their leadership be shaped by and a consequence of institutional climate? What strategies do they learn and adopt and how do they lead and manage their female colleagues? What about those women who do not ‘fit’ the gender script? The chapters overview the changing policy landscape in higher education; provide a critical commentary on the interplay between gender, leadership, higher education, and organisational diversity, and draw on education and critical management literatures in order to offer a broader understanding of gender and elite leadership; This book will be essential reading for anyone involved or interested in higher education policy and management, academic leadership, organisational diversity and gender studies.

Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education

Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 157922881X
Author: Robert M. Hendrickson,Jason E. Lane,James T. Harris,Richard H. Dorman
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Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education by Robert M. Hendrickson,Jason E. Lane,James T. Harris,Richard H. Dorman Book Resume:

To meet the new and rapidly changing demands facing today’s higher education managers and leaders – from department chairs to trustees – this book offers guidance on how to effectively discharge their responsibilities and how to develop their skills for managing their relationships with internal and external stakeholders. It also provides a broad understanding of the structure and functions of their institution and of the appropriate loci of decision-making. The authors go beyond the “positions” of leadership to emphasize the qualities of creativity, commitment, collaboration, delegation and courage that are essential to steer a unit, college or university through successful and enduring change Recognizing that the hallmark of higher education in the United States is a diversity of institutional types, this book enables the reader to relate issues of environment, organization and management to his or her specific institution, from not only the presidential perspective, but from the vantage point of trustees, provosts, vice presidents, deans, and department heads. By covering all these functions—as well as the role of external stakeholders—in a single volume, this book offers readers a comprehensive view of how institutions respond to external forces and internal issues, and how these impact organizational structure, functions and decision-making in their roles, and the institution at large. The book is informed by these three essential principles: • Sound institutional decisions must be based on a clearly articulated mission and set of core values; • Successful institutional adaptation to a changed environment must be grounded and aligned with the fundamental mission and core values; and • Successful academic leaders must be able to create and foster partnerships, bringing diverse individuals and interests together around a shared vision and mission grounded in common values. This handbook is divided into five units. The first introduces the reader to the scholarly field of higher education and establishes the contextual framework for the rest of the book. The second investigates the multifaceted and often complex relationships that exist between institutions of higher learning and the external constituencies. The third focuses how college and university presidents and their board of trustees keep an institutional mission focused while adapting to changes in the environment, while the fourth analyzes how colleges and universities fulfill their core mission through shared democratic partnerships. The concluding unit concerns how effective academic leaders implement their institution’s academic mission. Both scholarly and accessible, this book is intended to be of interest to a broad audience, ranging from graduate students in higher education administration programs to members of institutional governing boards, and everyone in leadership positions in between. All of the authors have completed graduate work in a higher education administration program, and collectively have had experience with academic administration at every level through to the university presidency. Two of the authors are currently faculty in leading higher programs teaching classes in administration and organizational theory and have published widely in the scholarly field. One has been a member of a governing board. Study questions suitable for leadership training and graduate courses are provided online. See hot link at top right of this page.

Reframing Academic Leadership

Reframing Academic Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1119663598
Author: Joan V. Gallos,Lee G. Bolman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Reframing Academic Leadership by Joan V. Gallos,Lee G. Bolman Book Resume:

An essential, no-nonsense resource for academic leaders on effective leadership in higher education In Reframing Academic Leadership, leadership experts Lee Bolman and Joan Gallos provide an essential resource for academic leaders. Adapting Bolman and Deal’s Four Frames model, they focus on the effective leadership in higher education. Colleges and universities are special, and it takes special skills to lead and manage them well. This book is a provocative and pragmatic guide for deans, directors, provosts, and others involved in the important work of building higher education institutions and communities. This edition contains substantial revisions and new material, including new cases and examples. You will gain a thorough understanding of how higher education leadership has changed in light of recent issues like the #MeToo movement, student debt, governing board dynamics, and the adjunctification of the professoriate. You’ll learn how to craft the campus environment you envision, moving forward with practical tools and advice based on a solid conceptual framework. Learn to create a dynamic institution where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts Foster creativity and commitment campus-wide, forging alliances and partnerships in service of the mission Building shared vision and campus cultures that unite, inspire, and serving the larger goals of the academy and society Discover concrete ideas for tackling difficult issues, managing conflict, and rising to the next level of leadership excellence Throughout this book, the authors integrate a powerful conceptual framework with rich and compelling real-world cases to support you in your search for the best in yourself and your institution. Reframing Academic Leadership is the resource for anyone seeking to understand, develop, and manage colleges and universities.

Leadership and Women in Statistics

Leadership and Women in Statistics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1482236451
Author: Amanda L. Golbeck,Ingram Olkin,Yulia R. Gel
Publisher: CRC Press
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Leadership and Women in Statistics by Amanda L. Golbeck,Ingram Olkin,Yulia R. Gel Book Resume:

Learn How to Infuse Leadership into Your Passion for Scientific Research Leadership and Women in Statistics explores the role of statisticians as leaders, with particular attention to women statisticians as leaders. By paying special attention to women's issues, this book provides a clear vision for the future of women as leaders in scientific and

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190614730
Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Women and Leadership by Deborah L. Rhode Book Resume:

For most of recorded history, men have held nearly all of the most powerful leadership positions. Today, although women occupy an increasing percentage of leadership positions, in America they hold less than a fifth of positions in both the public and private sectors. The United States ranks 78th in the world for women's representation in political office. In politics, although women constitute a majority of the electorate, they account for only 18 percent of Congress, 10 percent of governors, and 12 percent of mayors of the nation's 100 largest cities. In academia, women account for a majority of college graduates, but only about a quarter of full professors and university presidents. In law, women are almost half of law school graduates, but only 17 percent of the equity partners of major firms, and 22 percent of Fortune 500 general counsels. In business, women constitute a third of MBA graduates, but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. In Women and Leadership, the eminent legal scholar Deborah L. Rhode focuses on women's underrepresentation in leadership roles and asks why it persists and what we can do about it. Although organizations generally stand to gain from increasing gender equity in leadership, women's underrepresentation is persistent and pervasive. Rhode explores the reasons, including women's family roles, unconscious gender bias, and exclusion from professional development networks. She stresses that we cannot address the problem at the individual level; instead, she argues that we need broad-based strategies that address the deep-seated structural and cultural conditions facing women. She surveys a range of professions in politics, management, law, and academia and draws from a survey of prominent women to develop solutions that can successfully chip away at the imbalance. These include developing robust women-to-women networks, enacting laws and policies that address work/life imbalances, and training programs that start at an earlier age. Rhode's clear exploration of the leadership gap and her compelling policy prescriptions will make this an essential book for anyone interested in leveling the playing field for women leaders in America.

Presumed Incompetent

Presumed Incompetent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0874218705
Author: Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs,Yolanda Flores Niemann,Carmen G. González,Angela P. Harris
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
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Presumed Incompetent by Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs,Yolanda Flores Niemann,Carmen G. González,Angela P. Harris Book Resume:

Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.

Gender, Identity and Educational Leadership

Gender, Identity and Educational Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441118411
Author: Kay Fuller
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Gender, Identity and Educational Leadership by Kay Fuller Book Resume:

Gender, Identity and Educational Leadership explores how head teachers' social identities ? particularly pertaining to gender, social class and ethnicity ? influence their leadership of diverse populations of pupils and staff. Informed by new research conducted throughout the first decade of the 21st century and advances in gender theories, the book draws attention to how head teachers' views of their diverse school populations influence school leadership. Connections are made between head teachers' social identities; their personal and professional histories; and their perceptions of diversity amongst the children, young people, staff and the wider communities they serve.

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262365138
Author: Julia Gillard,Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Publisher: MIT Press
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Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard,Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Book Resume:

A powerful call to action for achieving equality in leadership. Women make up fewer than ten per cent of national leaders worldwide, and behind this eye-opening statistic lies a pattern of unequal access to power. Through conversations with some of the world's most powerful and interesting women--including Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Christine Lagarde, Michelle Bachelet, and Theresa May--Women and Leadership explores gender bias and asks why there aren't more women in leadership roles.

Women and Leadership

Women and Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1614728550
Author: George R. Goethals,Crystal L. Hoyt
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group
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Women and Leadership by George R. Goethals,Crystal L. Hoyt Book Resume:

Women and Leadership, edited by George R. Goethals and Crystal L. Hoyt of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, is a compact collection of thoughtful essays by experts on leadership theory as well as women’s history. Women and Leadership has been designed to help students and citizens who want a more nuanced explanation of what we know about women as leaders, and about how they have led in different fields, in different parts of the world, and in past centuries. It includes twenty biographies of women leaders in many different domains—not only politics but also education, fashion, sports, and social and environmental movements.

Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy

Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1799836207
Author: Moeke-Pickering, Taima,Cote-Meek, Sheila,Pegoraro, Ann
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Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy by Moeke-Pickering, Taima,Cote-Meek, Sheila,Pegoraro, Ann Book Resume:

Women in the Academy are raising issues of pay parity, equal representation on committees, increased leadership positions, stories of resilience, and mentorship espousing changes at all levels including teaching, research, and administration. These strategies demand interrogation, and larger questions are being asked about the place of women empowerment worldviews in the dominant intellectual traditions of the Academy. Further, the trend to make changes requires an exploration of new transformational approaches that draw on critical theory to resist discrimination, sexism, and racism and support resistance and sustainable empowerment strategies. Critical Reflections and Politics on Advancing Women in the Academy is a critical scholarly publication that seeks to make the Academy responsive and inclusive for women advancement and sustainable empowerment strategies by broadening the understanding of why women in the Academy are overlooked in leadership positions, why there is a pay parity deficit, and what is being done to change the situation. Featuring a wide range of topics such as mentorship, curriculum design, and equality, this book is ideal for policymakers, academicians, deans, provosts, chancellors, administrators, researchers, and students.

Pathways to Higher Education Administration for African American Women

Pathways to Higher Education Administration for African American Women [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1579222501
Author: Tamara Bertrand Jones,Lekita Scott Dawkins,Melanie Hayden Glover
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
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Pathways to Higher Education Administration for African American Women by Tamara Bertrand Jones,Lekita Scott Dawkins,Melanie Hayden Glover Book Resume:

For Black women faculty members and student affairs personnel, this book delineates the needed skills and the range of possible pathways for attaining administrative positions in higher education.

Asian Women Leadership

Asian Women Leadership [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0429655134
Author: Chin-Chung Chao,Louisa Ha
Publisher: Routledge
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Asian Women Leadership by Chin-Chung Chao,Louisa Ha Book Resume:

This book is an interdisciplinary anthology grounded in scholarly research that offers a concise but in-depth examination and exposition of leadership that helps readers better grasp the basics of the various aspects of Asian leadership and examines the practices of Asian women leadership across sectors in Asian and western countries. While many leadership books effectively describe leadership styles and/or outline various approaches to leadership, this book focuses on Asian women leadership and illustrates performed styles, experiences, opportunities, challenges and management strategies across sectors ranging from higher education, business, nonprofit organizations, the media industry, politics and social movement to immigration, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. It can serve as a handy reference for aspiring women leaders, academic researchers, general readers and students who want to study Asian women leadership, work in Asian societies and/or work with Asians.

Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises

Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1799864936
Author: Schnackenberg, Heidi L.,Simard, Denise A.
Publisher: IGI Global
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Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises by Schnackenberg, Heidi L.,Simard, Denise A. Book Resume:

Women leaders and the COVID-19 pandemic are currently trending in the news. Major news outlets are all offering their positive opinions on how world-wide women leaders have addressed the crisis and reassured their people. While this sort of press coverage is certainly uplifting, little to no research has been conducted to investigate the effectiveness of women’s leadership decisions and strategies in these difficult times. In concert with these global struggles resulting from the pandemic are the challenges faced by higher education. Many colleges and universities have all but shuttered their doors and are conducting instruction, student support, and day-to-day business almost completely online. Women academic leaders bear a great load during global crises, with the combination of maintaining work responsibilities and caring for families and personal households. It is shown that women leaders may feel overwhelmed but remain heroes in unprecedented times of crisis. Women and Leadership in Higher Education During Global Crises informs readers and expands their understanding about specific challenges, issues, strategies, and solutions that are associated with women leaders in higher education, the implications during the current pandemic and other natural disasters, and how these strategies can be used for future agility and success. The chapters will cover narratives, strategies, and initiatives that women leaders are using to lead their institutions, departments, sectors, and organizations. It ties together the unimaginable challenges, joys, struggles, and successes encountered by women in leadership in higher education and is ideal for higher education administrators, teachers, leaders, faculty, provosts, deans, program leaders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in both the challenges and successes women leaders in higher education face during global crises.

Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Academic Leadership in Higher Education

Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Academic Leadership in Higher Education [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1474223028
Author: Feng Su,Margaret Wood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Academic Leadership in Higher Education by Feng Su,Margaret Wood Book Resume:

This book explores what academic leadership in higher education might mean in the cosmopolitan and increasingly globalised 21st century through individual academics' narrative accounts drawn from a range of international contexts. The book shows that academic leadership is key to an individual's development and that it could mean different things in different settings as academics operate across the levels of professional practice, institutional organisation, sector-wide systems and international networks. This book argues for the importance of cosmopolitan perspectives on academic leadership which are developed from the particularities of local and everyday situated experience. Part I of the book explores key theoretical perspectives; Part II provides first-hand accounts from the contributors of their own development as academic leaders; and Part III discusses some of the implications for those with responsibility for academic development and for all those concerned with developing the qualities necessary for leadership practices.