Complexities of Higher Education Administration: Case Studies & Issues
Based on extensive experience in administration, in teaching, and in running workshops for administrators, the authors have assembled a collection of cases focused on topics common to academic administration. This book:
* offers sixteen generalized cases based on real situations
* combines higher education administration and communication theory
* includes indices for selecting cases by institution type, level and constituency, issues and tasks, and communication skills
* is a valuable resource for practicing administrators
* is an ideal text for graduate courses in educational administration, organizational communication, and management.
Higher Education Issues and Administrative Tasks.
Administrative Level and Constituency Group.
1. Mirror, mirror on the wall. . .
2. Statics, tensions and abrasions.
3. Competitors or partners?
4. Publish or perish.
6. An exceedingly chilly climate.
7. An open and shut case.
8. Hindsight is 20/20.
9. Supervisor's dilemma.
10. The new mandate: Assess!
11. Puzzle pieces.
12. Silence gives license.
13. An attempt to finese.
14. Domino effect.
15. Who's on first?
16. Whose decision is this anyway?
Susan S. Rehwaldt's educational background is a combination of business and academic administration. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Washington University (St. Louis) and an M.S. and Ph.D. in education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Her dissertation, funded by a research grant from the Midwest College Placement Association, focused on issues of gender discrimination in the corporate hiring process. Currently an assistant professor of communication, she teaches in the areasof business communication and technical writing. Her research and writing are focused on communication issues in the workplace. She has published a number of articles which have appeared in a variety of higher education publications including The Journal of Studies in Technical Careers and The Department Chair.