Leadership Through Collaboration The Role of the Chief Academic Officer

ISBN-10: 1573565741

ISBN-13: 9781573565745

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ann S. Ferren, Wilbur W. Stanton

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The chief academic officer must be the voice for the campus's academic purposes and a source of energy in supporting the activities of others. Collaboration with colleagues across the institution is key to Ferren and Stanton's approach. Their experiences in administrative roles, ranging from department chair to provost, have provided them with the ability to conduct and utilize many studies, including budget adequacy modeling and salary equity studies. These are issues for which the authors have been responsible for implementation and decision-making, allowing them to understand that collaborative processes and partnerships-such as chairs with deans, deans with vice presidents, faculty with administrators, or the CAO with members of the president's cabinet--are as important as informed decision-making. Because CAOs are less likely to read what business officers and vice presidents for administration read, this book attempts to integrate differing institutional perspectives and explain processes and criteria. CAOs can tailor their decisions to institution circumstances and solve problems with greater insight. The book is organized around 11 topics, including the skills and personal qualities needed to provide effective academic leadership; strengthening the infrastructure for academic affairs through strategic planning, facilities planning, and technology integration; the importance of developing new resources and linking them to academic priorities; academic entrepreneurship; assessing academic quality and improving programs and services; continuous improvement; the central importance of investing in the faculty; and improving academic decisions.
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List price: $58.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/28/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

WILBUR W. STANTON is currently Associate Vice President for Academic Administration and founding Dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Radford University.

Academic Leadership: Collaborating for Institutional Effectiveness
Strategic Planning: Designing Institutional and Academic Change
Facilities Planning: Linking Campus Environment and Academic Purpose
Technology Integration: Improving Learning and Productivity
Financial Resources: Aligning Budget with Academic Priorities
Academic Entrepreneurship: Marketing Intellectual Capital
Program Review: Pursuing Academic Quality and Cost-Effectiveness
Continuous Improvement: Enhancing Value, Service, and Efficiency
Faculty Workload: Understanding Productivity and Equity
Faculty Compensation: Applying Equity, Market, and Merit
Improving Academic Decisions: Using Institutional Research
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