Bridging the divide between faculty and administration : a guide to understanding conflict in the academy /
James L. Bess, Professor Emeritus (New York University), Jay R. Dee, Associate Professor (University of Massachusetts Boston).
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New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014, c2014
description
xx, 185 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
0415842719 (hardback), 0415842735 (paperback), 9780203758458 (e-book), 9780415842716 (hardback), 9780415842730 (paperback)
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New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014, c2014
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0415842719 (hardback)
0415842735 (paperback)
9780203758458 (e-book)
9780415842716 (hardback)
9780415842730 (paperback)
contents note
Perennial conflicts between faculty and administration -- Paradigm differences as the underlying sources of conflict between faculty and administration -- Communication and conflict in the academy -- Faculty-administration conflict and institutional effectiveness -- When time is of the essence: the temporal dimensions of conflict in the academy -- Enhancing communication and collaboration between faculty and administration -- Summary and conclusion: Toward improved understanding, cooperation, and effectiveness.
abstract
"Conflicts between faculty and administration have become particularly virulent and disruptive in recent years, as institutions have struggled to adapt to intensifying pressures for efficiency and accountability. Analyzing common sources of conflict and challenges on campus that impede attempts to address these conflicts, Bridging the Divide between Faculty and Administration provides a theory-driven and research-based approach for authentic discourse between faculty and administration. This important resource presents a wealth of strategies for improving communication in colleges and universities, ultimately enhancing organizational effectiveness and institutional performance. Special Features: - End-of-chapter "Implications for Practice" provide practical tips and advice for faculty and administrators to use in their own contexts. - Analysis of actual conflicts based on extensive interviews with administrators and faculty across a variety of college and university settings. - Exploration of creative ways for faculty and administrators to work across differences in their belief systems and to address the underlying sources of conflict"--
"Conflicts between faculty and administration have become particularly virulent and disruptive in recent years, as institutions have struggled to adapt to intensifying pressures for efficiency and accountability. Analyzing common sources of conflict and challenges on campus that impede attempts to address these conflicts, Bridging the Divide between Faculty and Administration provides a theory-driven and research-based approach for authentic discourse between faculty and administration. This important resource presents a wealth of strategies for improving communication in colleges and universities, ultimately enhancing organizational effectiveness and institutional performance.Special Features:End-of-chapter "Implications for Practice" provide practical tips and advice for faculty and administrators to use in their own contexts.Analysis of actual conflicts based on extensive interviews with administrators and faculty across a variety of college and university settings.Exploration of creative ways for faculty and administrators to work across differences in their belief systems and to address the underlying sources of conflict. "--
catalogue key
9862771
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-180) and index.

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