Rowman & Littlefield Publishers / Amer Council Ed Ac1 (Pre Acq)
978-1-4617-3463-5 • eBook • February 2004 • $61.50 • (£47.00)
Ann S. Ferren is Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She served as an academic administrator for more than 20 years and is former Vice President for Academic Affairs at Radford University, Radford, Virginia. She also served as an interim Provost at American University, Washington D.C.
Wilbur W. Stanton is Associate Vice President for Academic Administration and founding Dean of the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Radford University.
2 Academic Leadership: Collaborating for Institutional Effectiveness
3 Strategic Planning: Linking Campus Environment and Academic Purpose
4 Facilities Planning: Linking Campus Environment and Academic Purpose
5 Technology Integration: Improving Learning and Productivity
6 Academic Entrepreneurship: Marketing Intellectual Capital
7 Program Review: Pursuing Academic Quality and Cost-Effectiveness
8 Continuous Improvement: Enhancing Value, Service, and Efficiency
9 Faculty Workload: Understanding Productivity and Equity
10 Faculty Compensation: Applying Equity, Market, and Merit
11 Improving Academic Decisions: Using International Research
The timing of Ann Ferren and Wilbur Stanton's book on collaborative academic leadership is ideal. Just as we are entering another 'new' era of crisis and change in higher education, they have offered a fresh perspective on how academic leaders can succeed against all odds.
— William M. Plater, Executive Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Facilities, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
I wish I had had access to this book when I first became a community college president over a quarter-of-a-century ago. It tells you what no one thought of telling you, and answers questions you didn't ask until it was too late. It tells you how to collaborate with business managers and with senior professors, while maintaining the scholar's curiosity. It is a book with an attitude. It's written in simple English. And when the authors write of the chief academic officer 'who wallows', I have to laugh.
— Jonathan M. Daube, President, Manchester Community College
Ann Ferren and Wilbur Stanton's superb book is strongly recommended, not only for CAO's, but for academic chairs...As they integrate their own experience with new knowledge and insights from this book, chairs will find that their understanding of collaborative decision making, their role in strategic leadership, effective communication, and alignment between their department goals and university goals are all increased.
— Ann F. Lucas, Professor Emerita, Fairleigh Dickinson University