- Copyright Page
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Description and Comparison of Societal Systems of Higher Education and University Management
- Criticality, Academic Autonomy, and Societal Progress
- Socializing Human Capital for Twenty-First Century Educational Goals: Suggestive Empirical Findings from Multinational Research
- Changing the Nature and Role of Universities: The Effects of Funding and Governance Reforms on Universities as Accountable Organizational Actors
- Recent Trends in East and West University Governance: Two Kinds of Hollowness
- Cycles of Evolution of Ideal Types of Universities: Causes and Consequences for the University Mission—The Case of Poland
- The Implications of a Diversifying Workforce for Institutional Governance and Management in Higher Education
- The Collegial Tradition in English Higher Education: What Is It, What Sustains It, and How Viable Is Its Future?
- Managing a University in Turbulent Times
- Critical Factors and Forces Influencing Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
- A New World of Communications in Higher Education and Its Implications
- Leading in Higher Education
- Policy and Practice in University–Business Relations
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Equality and Social and Gender Justice in Higher Education
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Higher Education Research: A Case Study in the Health Sector and Graduate Practice
- Canada in a Global System of Higher Education: The Role of Community Engagement
- Developing and Maintaining Transnational Research Collaborations: A Case Study of Australian Universities
- Scholarship in the University: An Ecological Perspective
- Higher Education Finance: Global Realities, Policy Options, and Common Misunderstandings
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Government in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Industry in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Universities, Research, and the Academic Professions in Fostering Good Citizenship
- Governments Need To, and Do, Trust Universities
- Education and Technological Unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Educating for the Innovative Society: The Role of Indian Institutes of Technology in India
- Policy Implications for Equity, Gender, and Widening Participation in Higher Education
- Reactions, Reflections, and Renewal: The Significance of Higher Education for Intellectual, Societal, and Personal Advancement
- Maintaining the Contribution of Higher Education to Societal Progress
Abstract and Keywords
Contemporary influences on institutional policy and practice are analysed based on studies in 23 HE institutions in the United Kingdom, involving 183 interviews. The implications of a diversifying workforce are considered in the context of institutional responses to more market-oriented systems, and the delicate balance with traditional academic governance. In particular, consideration is given to the critical role of middle managers such as heads of department and research leaders in adjusting and implementing institutional policy. As a result, new roles have arisen in the form of network governance. These require skills of flexibility, communication, and expectation management, so as to facilitate new forms of governance in less certain conditions. Two contrasting case studies illustrate tensions and dilemmas that arise.
Celia Whitchurch is Associate Professor in Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education. Her current research interests focus on changing academic and professional identities in higher education, the emergence of a ‘Third Space’ between professional and academic spheres of activity, and the implications of these changes for institutions and individuals. Recent projects include a major international study for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) on Professional Managers in UK Higher Education: Preparing for Complex Futures (2008); an LFHE-funded study on Staffing Models and Institutional Flexibility (2013); and a Higher Education Academy study on Shifting Landscapes: meeting the staff development needs of the changing academic workforce (2016). She is currently Principal Investigator on a Centre for Global Higher Education project on the future higher education workforce in locally and globally engaged higher education institutions. She has published widely on higher education management and professional development, including monographs (with George Gordon) on Academic and Professional Identities in Higher Education: The Challenges of 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 (2013).
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