Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education

Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education : Challenging Agendas

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Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education reviews the implications of changes in staffing policy and practice in higher education. At a time where institutions across the globe are experimenting with more flexible arrangements in a response to both changing environments and a diversifying workforce, this book offers examples of good practice for practitioners in higher education. It illustrates how institutions can fulfil their contracts of employment, maintain a sense of equity between different groups of staff, and also ensure that staff feel valued and motivated. It demonstrates how middle managers such as heads of school and departments have a key role to play in relation to local arrangements such as flexible hours and part-time working. These developments have both structural and cultural implications for institutions, and this book assists institutions as they review and develop their own staffing policies. It examines the key place of shifting trends in staffing and personnel 'management' future directions in international higher education. Topics covered include: * implications for academic and professional roles and careers, * approaches to leadership and management, * the use of mechanisms such as shared services and outsourcing. Reconstructing Relationships in Higher Education will be of great interest to practitioners and academic researchers who are interested in staff and staffing more

Product details

  • Hardback | 206 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 453.59g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2 black & white illustrations, 12 black & white tables, 2 black & white line drawings
  • 1138810819
  • 9781138810815

About Celia Whitchurch

George Gordon is Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde and Honorary Research Fellow, University of Durham. Celia Whitchurch is Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, University of London Institute of Educationshow more

Table of contents

Preface Part 1 Structures 1 Introduction 2 Organisational frameworks Part 2 Workplace relationships 3 Working relationships 4 Individual responses 5 The role of middle managers Part 3 Towards a constructive alignment 6 Emergent practices - bottom up 7 Emergent practices - top down 8 Reconstructing relationships 9 Conclusions References Appendix 1 Details of the two studiesshow more