Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education

Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education

First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Celia Whitchurch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415564663

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 170

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"Drawing on studies conducted in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, this book focuses on a growing number of staff who undertake roles associated with broadly based projects that have emerged in higher education institutions, including student life and welfare, widening participation, learning support, community partnership, research and business partnership, and institutional research. At the same time as professional staff are acquiring academic credentials, some academic staff are moving in a more project-oriented direction, effectively creating a Third Space between professional and academic spheres of activity. Associated with these changes, the concept of service has become re-oriented towards one of partnership between professional and academic colleagues, students and external agencies. Furthermore, although hierarchical line relationships continue to exist, these may be less significant in day-to-day working than lateral networks, and individuals may identify more closely with projects and teams than with formal organisational structures. Yet such developments have tended to occur 'under the radar', and have not been fully articulated. The concept of Third Space is offered as a way of exploring the emergence of less boundaried roles and identities in higher education community, and of considering the implications of these for individuals and institution"--
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Reconstructing Identity in Higher Education

Reconstructing Identity in Higher Education

Author: Shu-Wan Betty Li

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN: 1361447338

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This dissertation, "Reconstructing Identity in Higher Education: Case Study of a Textile University in China" by Shu-wan, Betty, Li, 李書雲, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3124569 Subjects: Universities and colleges - China - Case studies Organizational change - China - Case studies Education, Higher - China - Case studies
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Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

In Changing Identities and Voices in Higher Education. Eds. R. Barnett and R. di Napoli. Abingdon: Routledge. Teichler, U., A. Arimoto and W. Cummings (2013). The Changing Academic Profession: Major Findings of a Comparative Survey.

Author: Celia Whitchurch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317608837

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Drawing on two international research projects, Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education: Challenging Agendas looks behind formal organisational structures and workforce patterns to consider the significance of relationships, particularly at local and informal levels, for the aspirations and motivations of academic faculty. In practice, and day-to-day, such relationships can overlay formal reporting lines and therefore inform, to a greater or lesser extent, the overall relationship between individuals and institutions. As a result, from an institutional point of view, relationships may be a critical factor in the realisation of strategy, and can in practice have a disproportionate effect, both positively and negatively. However, little attention has been paid to the role that they play in understanding the interface between individuals and institutions at a time of ongoing diversification of the workforce. For instance, they may provide space, which in turn may be implicit and discretionary, in which negotiation and influence can occur. In this context, Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education also reviews ways in which institutions are responding to more agentic approaches by academic faculty, particularly younger cohorts, and the significance of local managers, mentors and academic networks in supporting individuals and promoting career development. The text, which examines the dynamics of working relationships at local and institutional level, will be of interest to senior management teams, practising managers at all levels, academic faculty, and researchers in the field of higher education.
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Research Management

Research Management

Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(3), 234. Whitchurch, C. (2004). Beyond 'administration and management': Reconstructing professional identities in UK higher education (Doctoral dissertation). Institute of Education ...

Author: Jan Andersen

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128052082

Category: Education

Page: 378

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Research Management: Europe and Beyond addresses the myriad responsibilities related to research management and administration. The book incorporates narratives from those working in the field to provide insight into the profession. The book also offers a unique perspective on the topic by incorporating global perspectives to address the growing interdisciplinary nature of research collaboration. The book outlines practical advice for those in the research management and administration profession at all levels of experience. It is also a useful tool that research institutions and research groups can use to assist in planning and streamlining their research support. Offers a deeper understanding of the research management and administrative landscape through single and collective definitions and experiences Provides an overview of the research environment and explores the international research arena Discusses some of the most complex issues in research management and administration by covering topics such as ethics, innovation, research impact, organizational structures, and processes for the project life cycle
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Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education

Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education

3–28 Rothblatt, S. (2012) Clark Kerr's World of Higher Education Reaches the 21st Century: Chapters in a Special ... 407–18 Whitchurch, C. (2013) Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space Professionals.

Author: Liudvika Leišytė

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317437345

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education explores how managers influence teaching, learning and academic identities and how new initiatives in teaching and learning change the organizational structure of universities. By building on organizational studies and higher education studies literatures, Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education offers a unique perspective, presenting empirical evidence from different parts of the world. This edited collection provides a conceptual frame of organizational change in universities in the context of New Public Management reforms and links it to the core activities of teaching and learning. Split into four main sections: University from the organizational perspective, Organizing teaching, Organizing learning and Organizing identities, this book uses a strong international perspective to provide insights from three continents regarding the major differences in the relationships between the university as an organization and academics. It contains highly pertinent, scientifically driven case studies on the role and boundaries of managerial behaviour in universities. It supplies evidence-based knowledge on the effectiveness of management behaviour and tools to university managers and higher education policy-makers worldwide. Academics who aspire to institutionalize their successful academic practices in certain university structures will find this book of particular value. Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education will be a vital companion for academic interest in higher education management, transformation of universities, teaching, learning, academic work and identities. Bringing together the study of the organizational transformation in higher education with the study of teaching, learning and academic identity, Organizing Academic Work in Higher Education presents a unique cross-national and cross-regional comparative perspective.
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Researching Higher Education

Researching Higher Education

'Trust, markets and accountability in higher education: a comparative perspective'. Higher Education Policy, 9 (4): ... Whitchurch, C. 2012. Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise Public engagement in higher education 59.

Author: Jennifer M. Case

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317382072

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Research on higher education has yielded many insights that have improved our theoretical and practical understanding but there are still many themes that continue to appear on research agendas, provoking renewed focus on these complex questions and problems. Researching Higher Education explores these issues, examining topics such as equity in access and participation, the relationship between higher education and society, how and what students learn and the professional development of academics. In this volume, contributors from Europe, Australia, Africa and the US critically address ongoing issues with a set of key questions to guide their analysis: What do we know? What are the missing links and gaps in past research? What are the implications for further research? Key themes include: The nature of higher education Higher education and society Staff and students in higher education Teaching and learning Curriculum and assessment Critical, engaging and international in scope, Researching Higher Education will be a valuable guide for academics, researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in the higher education community.
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College Based Higher Education and its Identities

College Based Higher Education and its Identities

Mature women and higher education: Reconstructing identity and family relationships. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 20(2), 208–226. Wilson, A. (2007). I go to get away from the cockroaches: Educentricity and the politics of ...

Author: Karima Kadi-Hanifi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030423896

Category: Education

Page: 132

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This book explores the history, purpose and understandings of College Based Higher Education. Drawing together the perspectives of researchers and practitioners in the field, the book traces its history and aims, and identifies issues paramount to the survival of the sector, uniting a wealth of knowledge and experience. Emphasising the need for a distinct identity, unique teaching and a research culture, this book acts as a clarion call for the sector to recognise its own importance and value, and to act as a hope in a higher education environment which is increasingly marketised, competitive and unsustainable. This book will appeal to scholars of College Based Higher Education and higher education in general, as well as policy makers and practitioners.
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Reconstructing Identity

Reconstructing Identity

In other words, the book aims to develop our understanding of identity and what it means to be human, a notion that ... As our work emerges from a pedagogic space in higher education, we would refer the interested reader to the Higher ...

Author: Nicholas Monk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319584270

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

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This book examines the notion of identity through a multitude of interdisciplinary approaches. It collects current thinking from international scholars spanning philosophy, history, science, cultural studies, media, translation, performance, and marketing, each with an outlook informed by their own subject and a mission to reflect on a theme that is greater than the sum of its parts. This project was born out of a dynamic international and interdisciplinary pedagogical experience. While by no means a teaching guide or textbook, the authors’ experience of sharing the module with their students reinforced the fluidity and elusiveness of identity and its persistent facility to escape disciplinary classification. Identity as a subject for analysis and discussion, and as a lived reality for all of us, has never been more complex and multi-faceted. Each chapter of this singular collection provides a lens through which the concept of identity can be viewed and as the book progresses it moves from ideas based in disciplinary contexts – biology, psychiatry, philosophy, to those developed in multi and inter disciplinary contexts such as area studies, feminism and queer studies.
Categories: Psychology

Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education

Implementing Communities of Practice in Higher Education

http://www.olt.gov.au/resource-identifying-building-and-sustaining-leadership-capacitycommunities-practice-higher-educati Mirriahi, N., ... Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of 'third space' professionals.

Author: Jacquie McDonald

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811028663

Category: Education

Page: 643

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In this edited collection, the authors pick up the communities of practice (CoP) approach of sharing practice in their reflection on the experience of taking their CoP vision from a dream to reality. Their stories articulate the vision, the passion and the challenge of working within and/or changing existing institutional culture and practice. The book discusses strategies that worked and considers the lessons learnt to inspire future dreamers and schemers. The multiple perspectives provided in the case studies will assist higher education leaders, as well as academic and professional staff, in establishing or assessing CoPs. The book offers insights into implementation strategies, practical guidelines and ideas on how CoP theoretical underpinnings can be tailored to the higher education context.
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Engaging Higher Education

Engaging Higher Education

O.P.E.R.A.: A first letter mnemonic and rubric for conceptualizing and implementing servicelearning courses. Australian Journal of Educational ... Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of the third space professionals.

Author: Marshall Welch

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620363867

Category: Education

Page: 312

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For directors of campus centers that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, this book offers research and models to further advance their work. For directors starting out, or preparing for application for the Carnegie Classification, it provides guidance on setting up and structuring centers as well as practical insights into the process of application and the criteria they will need to meet. Building on the findings of the research undertaken by the author and John Saltmarsh on the infrastructure of campus centers for engagement that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community, this book responds to the expressed needs of the participating center directors for models and practices they could share and use with faculty, and mid-level and upper-level administrators to more fully embed engagement into institutional culture and practice. This book is organized around the purpose (the “why”), platforms (the “how”), and programs (the “what”) that drive and frame community engagement in higher education, offering practitioners valuable information on trends of current practice based on Carnegie Classification criteria. It will also serve the needs of graduate students aspiring to become the future professoriate as engaged scholars, or considering preparation for new administrative positions being created at centers. Co-published with Campus Compact
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Quality Work in Higher Education

Quality Work in Higher Education

Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of 'third Space' Professionals. New York: Routledge. Mari Elken is a senior researcher and the deputy head of research at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, ...

Author: Mari Elken

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030417574

Category: Education

Page: 186

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This book focuses on quality work in higher education, and examines the relationship between the organizational and pedagogical dimensions of quality work in higher education. Bringing together different disciplinary traditions, including educational science, sociology, and organisational studies, it addresses the following principal research question: How is quality work carried out in higher education? The book addresses a wide variety of academic, administrative and leadership practices that are involved in quality work in higher education institutions. The chapters in this book examine core issues crucial in the design and content of study programs, such as modes of teaching, learning and curricula design, as well as institutional practices regarding assessment and quality enhancement. The introductory and concluding chapter present an overarching focus on quality work as a lens to analyse intentional activities within higher education institutions directed at how study programmes and courses are designed, governed, and operated.
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Hopeful Pedagogies in Higher Education

Hopeful Pedagogies in Higher Education

Universities UK (2017), 'Stepchange, mental health in higher education'. ... Whitchurch, C. (2013), Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space Professionals, London: Routledge.

Author: Mike Seal

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350116542

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Many accounts of critical pedagogy, particularly accounts of trying to enact it within higher education (HE), express a deep cynicism about whether it is possible to counter the ever creeping hegemony of neo-liberalism, neo- conservatism and new managerialism within Universities. Hopeful Pedagogies in Higher Education acknowledges some of these criticisms, but attempts to rescue critical pedagogy, locating some of its associated pessimism as misreading of Freire and offering hopeful avenues for new theory and practice. These misreadings are also located in the present, in the assumption that unless change comes within the lifetime of the project, it has somehow failed. Instead, this book argues that a positive utopianism is possible. Present actions need to be celebrated, and cultivated as symbols of hope, possibility and generativity for the future - which the concept of hope implies. The contributors make the case for celebrating the pedagogies of HE that operate in liminal spaces – situated in the spaces between the present and the future (between the world as it is and the world as it could be) and also in the cracks that are beginning to show in the dominant discourses.
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Leadership Strategies for Promoting Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Leadership Strategies for Promoting Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of 'third space' professionals. Milton Park: Routledge. Whitchurch, C. (2015). The rise of third space professionals: Paradoxes and dilemmas. In U. Teichler & W. K. Cummings (Eds.) ...

Author: Enakshi Sengupta

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839094286

Category: Education

Page: 244

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This book explores the theoretical underpinnings and interventions of CSR practised by universities across the globe and the role their leadership plays in promoting this. It provides international examples from the US, Africa, Europe and Asia, with implications and insights for university leadership, staff, and students.
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The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management

The Oxford Handbook of Higher Education Systems and University Management

a Diversifying Workforce (2010) and Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education: Challenging Agendas (2017); and a single-authored monograph, Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space Professionals ...

Author: Gordon Redding

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198822905

Category:

Page: 560

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This Handbook sets out a theoretical framework to explain what higher education systems are, how they may be compared over time, and why comparisons are important in terms of societal progress in an increasingly turbulent and interconnected world. Drawing on insights from over 40 leading international scholars and practitioners, the chapters examine the main challenges facing universities and institutions, how they should be managed in changingconditions, and the societal implications of different approaches to change. Structured around the premise that higher education plays a significant role in ensuring that a society achieves the capacity to adjust itselfto change, while at the same time remaining cohesive as a social system, this Handbook explores how current internal and external forces disturb this balance, and how institutions of higher education could, and might, respond.
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Evolving Agendas in European English Medium Higher Education

Evolving Agendas in European English Medium Higher Education

Whitchurch, C. (2012) Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of third space professionals (London: Routledge). Whitchurch, C. (2008) 'Shifting identities and blurring boundaries: The emergence of third space ...

Author: Clive W. Earls

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137543127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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English medium-of-instruction (EMI) is transforming modern-day universities across the globe, creating increasingly complex linguistic and intercultural realities which lecturers, students and decision-makers must negotiate. Teaching subject matter at higher-education level through the medium of English, in countries where English is neither an official nor national language (e.g. the Netherlands, Germany), is a highly complex phenomenon fraught with challenges and benefits. EMI programmes are capable of transforming domestic degree programmes into platforms of intercultural teaching and learning by infusing them with greater numbers of international faculty and students. Equally however, EMI programmes pose a socio-linguistic, -cultural and -economic challenge by institutionalising English at higher-education level within a country and displacing somewhat national and minority languages. This book, the first of its kind, provides an up-to-date and empirically-informed exploration of these salient themes in Europe, based on significant empirical data gathered and analysed on the German EMI context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Digital Storytelling in Higher Education

Digital Storytelling in Higher Education

Cultivating humanity: A classical defense of reform in liberal education. ... Higher Education in Review, 10, 1–10. O'Meara, K. A., & Stromquist ... Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of “third space” professionals.

Author: Grete Jamissen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319510583

Category: Education

Page: 399

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This book broadens the scope and impact of digital storytelling in higher education. It outlines how to teach, research and build communities in tertiary institutions through the particular form of audio-visual communication known as digital storytelling by developing relationships across professions, workplaces and civil society. The book is framed within the context of ‘The Four Scholarships’ developed by the Carnegie Foundation for the advancement and redefining of teaching, including the scholarships of discovery, integration, application, and teaching and learning. Across four sections, this volume considers the potential of digital storytelling to improve, enhance and expand teaching, learning, research, and interactions with society. Written by an international range of academics, researchers and practitioners, from disciplines spanning medicine, anthropology, education, social work, film and media studies, rhetoric and the humanities, the book demonstrates the variety of ways in which digital storytelling offers solutions to key challenges within higher education for students, academics and citizens. It will be compelling reading for students and researchers working in education and sociology.
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Leading Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Leading Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

The Guardian, 7 October, www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/07/highereducation-regulation-report-legislation ... London: The King's Fund Whitchurch, C. (2013) Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The Rise of Third Space ...

Author: Doug Parkin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136730252

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Leading Learning and Teaching in Higher Education brings together contemporary ideas on leadership, engagement and student learning into a practical solutions-based resource designed for those undertaking the challenge of leading a university-level teaching module, programme or suite of programmes, particularly through periods of transformation or change. It encourages both first time academic leaders and those who have held teaching leadership roles for some time to review and formalise their development in a systematic, simple way and acts as a framework for navigating the opportunities and challenges involved in inspiring shared purpose, strong commitment and innovation in higher education teaching. With a clear focus on the energy of leadership rather than the practice of management, and with a strong emphasis on collaborative engagement running throughout, this books offers: Insightful guidance which is not bound to subject-specific requirements, making it relevant across the spectrum of course offerings at any one institution. An enabling, people-focussed foundation for leadership. Tools and frameworks which can be readily applied or adapted for the reader. A focus on core elements of teaching leadership, such as design, delivery, assessment and building a programme team. A flexible and pragmatic approach to leadership which avoids a definitive approach, instead encouraging a dynamic method of engaging leadership. Values that assert that leadership and learning go hand-in-hand. A wide-ranging discussion of leadership theories, ideas and values related to the university context. This book puts forward a multifaceted model of programme leadership and links this to a scaffolding of key attributes, skills and qualities that fit the environment of leading learning and teaching in the university. Particularly interested readers will be those beginning to lead teaching in a university setting as well as those who have been leading programme teams and the wider provision of teaching for some time wanting to enhance their skills and perspective.
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Building Capacity in Institutional Research and Decision Support in Higher Education

Building Capacity in Institutional Research and Decision Support in Higher Education

Reflections on higher education: Briefing paper prepared for the second national higher education transformation summit, Resource document. ... Reconstructing identities in higher education: The rise of third space professionals.

Author: Karen L. Webber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319711621

Category: Education

Page: 286

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This book examines the relevant roles, skills and knowledge needed to build the institutional research capacity across the higher education sector globally. The information contained herein will inform IR practitioners, senior level institution officials, and higher education scholars. With a focus on building the capacity of the IR profession, this book’s primary audiences include senior leaders who wish to introduce or strengthen their understanding for effective decision support and staff members who are currently in decision support units and those who wish to serve in this capacity. However, this book also offers detail on the decision support function to higher education scholars who seek to better address how data can inform policy and planning in higher education. Through a broad discussion about the roles and skills of the practitioners, this book will also enumerate the ways in which decision support practitioners can be valued contributors in shaping the future decisions and direction of specific institutions and higher education broadly.
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Leadership and Management Strategies for Creating Agile Universities

Leadership and Management Strategies for Creating Agile Universities

Playing in different keys: the changing role of the Head of Department in research intensive universities. ... Reconstructing Identities in Higher Education: The rise of Third Space Professionals. Routledge.

Author: Connolly, Thomas M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799882152

Category: Education

Page: 296

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The global higher education sector has changed dramatically as universities continue to face unprecedented challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many are struggling to navigate this crisis while maintaining high-quality course delivery, ensuring strong student recruitment numbers, and providing clear communication to staff and students. Issues have emerged at an exponential rate, and coping with the pandemic has been particularly difficult for universities as they serve several functions, such as being educational institutions as well as major employers. Leadership and Management Strategies for Creating Agile Universities reflects on the challenges that higher education institutions have faced during the pandemic and the associated projected socio-economic impact yet to be felt. It also considers how different universities have addressed the challenges so as to learn what has and has not worked and speculates what future implications exist for the vision of a new higher education sector in a changing world. Covering topics such as developmental leadership, IT governance, and lifelong learning, it is ideal for policymakers, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, governors, decision makers, teachers, and students.
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