In this important resource, experienced higher education presidents and senior leaders come together with respected scholars to tackle the most important and timely issues facing leaders in colleges and universities today. Challenges in Higher Education Leadership advances critical leadership and management skills across a broad array of topics, including student learning, access and affordability, racism, fundraising, athletics, and new technology. Chapters strike a balance between theory and practical advice while promoting the notion that all leaders can learn lessons from one another that can be useful in their own specific contexts. This book poses strategic questions readers should answer, along with advice about how to effectively address today's challenges, providing leaders with the skills and perspectives necessary to respond to higher education students' needs.
James Soto Antony is Director of the Higher Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA. Ana Mari Cauce is President of the University of Washington, USA. Donna E. Shalala is President of the Clinton Foundation, USA.
Contents Preface James Soto Antony, Ana Mari Cauce, and Donna E. Shalala Chapter 1 Avatars of Learning: The Heart and Purpose of Presidential Leadership William Scott Green and Donna E. Shalala Chapter 2 Leading the Call for Improving Student Learning Goals and Outcomes Corbin M. Campbell and Mary J. Meehan Chapter 3 The Leadership Challenges for Higher Education's Digital Future Rafael L. Bras and Richard A. DeMillo Chapter 4 Leading Higher Education Redesign Ross Gittell Chapter 5 Access and Affordability in Selective, Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities David Zimmerman and Catherine Bond Hill Chapter 6 Serving the Public Good by Utilizing Scientific Patents to Incentivize Economic Growth John D. Wiley and Laura Dunek Chapter 7 Fundraising and the Future of Colleges and Universities: Lessons from Paul Quinn College Marybeth Gasman and Michael Sorrell Chapter 8 Racially Responsive Leadership: Addressing the Longstanding Problem of Racism in Higher Education Shaun R. Harper Chapter 9 The Evolving Social Contract for Higher Education in the 21st Century: Serving the Public Good While Incentivizing Economic Growth Nancy Zimpher, Laura Dunek, and Jessica Neidl Chapter 10 Improving the Experience of Women in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Professoriate Phyllis M. Wise and Elizabeth H. Simmons Chapter 11 Queer-Spectrum and Trans-Spectrum People Out of the Shadows: The Institutional Imperative for Building Inclusive Campus Communities Susan (Sue) Rankin, Stephen Thurston Oliver, and Karen M. Whitney Chapter 12 Leading Toward an Alignment between Athletics and the Academic Mission John Emerson, Mark Emmert, and Robert Kustra Conclusion James Soto Antony, Ana Mari Cauce, and Donna E. Shalala About the Contributors