Organization and Governance in Higher Education

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M. Christopher Brown
Pearson Custom Pub., 2000 - Education - 608 pages
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Organization and Governance in Higher Education is one of the primary teaching and research references in the study and practice of post secondary education. Research in higher education has provided new insights and recommendations for the management of postsecondary institutions. In addition to maintaining the strength and integrity of prior readers by continuing the coverage of classical theories and traditional models, the Fifth Edition provides updated reading to broaden the scope of the reader. New selections include current perspective on campus governance and institutional change.

 

Because of the complex nature of the postsecondary institution, this reader creates eight subject area lenses. Each lens allows the reader to engage the specific paradigms and phenomena related to that aspect of higher education. The areas are arranged in the following order: classic organization theory, traditional administrative and governance models, campus climate and culture, leadership analysis, management principles, institutional change and assessment, perspectives on race and gender, and critical approaches to organizational governance.

 

Features include:

  • New sections on organization change, diversity, and postmodern critique
  • Blends traditional "core" readings with numerous contemporary readings. Readings aid in understanding the multiple nuances of how colleges are organized, governed and administered
  • Readings aid in understanding the multiple nuances of how colleges are organized, governed and administered
  • Serves as a single-volume resource on higher education governance for both students and practitioners

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Contents

Leadership in an Organized Anarchy
16
Educational Organizations as Loosely Coupled Systems
36
The Professional Bureaucracy
50
Copyright

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About the author (2000)

M. CHRISTOPHER BROWN II is Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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