Redefining University Leadership for the 21st Century

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Christina Chow, Clement Leung

DOI: 10.2174/97816810874981180101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-749-8, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68108-750-4



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Table of Contents

Foreword

- Pp. i
Alfredo Milani
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Preface

- Pp. ii
Christina Chow and Clement Leung
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About The Authors

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Acknowledgements

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A Sign of the Times

- Pp. 1-3 (3)
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Contrived Excellence

- Pp. 4-10 (7)
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Managerial Malaise

- Pp. 11-13 (3)
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Is the Knowledge Factory Broken?

- Pp. 14-16 (3)
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The PhD – Glut or Ponzi Pyramid Scheme?

- Pp. 17-20 (4)
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The Value of a University Education

- Pp. 21-23 (3)
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A Diminishing Return on Investment

- Pp. 24-26 (3)
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A Rapidly Changing Landscape

- Pp. 27-30 (4)
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The Rising Power of China and Asia

- Pp. 31-36 (6)
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The Omnipresent Threat of Disruption

- Pp. 37-43 (7)
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A Reason to Survive

- Pp. 44-47 (4)
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Leadership in a VUCA World

- Pp. 48-49 (2)
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

- Pp. 50-52 (3)
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Future-Proofing University Graduates

- Pp. 53-56 (4)
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Preparing Students for Complexity and Change – A Liberal Education

- Pp. 57-60 (4)
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Back to Teaching Basics

- Pp. 61-64 (4)
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Listening to Our Students

- Pp. 65-66 (2)
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Tensions between Teaching and Research

- Pp. 67-70 (4)
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The Impact of Research

- Pp. 71-72 (2)
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Collaboration with Industry

- Pp. 73-76 (4)
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Technology Challenges

- Pp. 77-80 (4)
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Reinventing the University Business Model

- Pp. 81-86 (6)
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Taming the Management Boogeyman

- Pp. 87-88 (2)
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Budget Challenge

- Pp. 89-93 (5)
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Changing Student Demographics

- Pp. 94-96 (3)
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Crisis Management

- Pp. 97-100 (4)
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High-Level Leadership

- Pp. 101-109 (9)
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Leadership Challenge in the Case of the University of Hong Kong

- Pp. 110-133 (24)
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Bibliography

- Pp. 134-148 (15)
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Subject Index

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Foreword

This is the authors’ second book on universities in the 21st century, and it couldn’t come at a more relevant time, when public confidence in higher education is fading. With rising graduate unemployment, bloated administrative costs and student dissatisfaction, it’s no surprise that people are questioning the value of a degree, not to mention the university’s viability as an institution. If the essential work of teaching and research is to continue, the management model must change – and that begins with an honest examination of a university’s function and purpose.

In this marvellously insightful book, the authors offer some valuable strategies to help university leaders and students succeed in this uncertain era, when technology and artificial intelligence make knowledge rapidly redundant. They show us how thinking and behaviour need to change, from the top down. This book gets to the heart of what makes a great university – and one that can survive.

Professor Alfredo Milani
University of Perugia
Italy


Preface

In our 2016 book, Reshaping Universities for Survival in the 21st Century: New Opportunities and Paradigms, we described the landscape of higher education and the challenges facing universities. We reflected on the unintended consequences of competition and marketization, such as ballooning student debt, graduate unemployment, and academic capitalism. In this follow-up book, we examine in greater detail the consequences of market failures caused by the marketization of higher education: an oversupply of graduates, the exploitation of PhD students for cheap labor, student dissatisfaction, the mismatch between qualifications and needed skills, student disillusionment, and the diminishing return on investments by students and their families. These failures have all contributed to society’s loss of confidence in universities. The marketable “excellence” of universities is artificially based on ranking metrics which neglect the core academic mission of teaching. The volume of research produced has had poor outcomes and only served to enhance ranking metrics. Poor management and bloated administration are major causes of high fees and student unaffordability. While student demand declines in the West, China strives to be the world’s new science superpower. Meanwhile, there is the omnipresent threat of disruption by new technologies.

In our narrative, our purpose has been to search for the quintessence of the idea of a university, the key principle which has enabled the institution to survive. We explain how universities can future-proof university graduates in this fast-changing world and contribute to the public good. We argue that the old managerial models are incompatible with the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world (VUCA) we now face. Finally, we offer strategies for university leaders to lead effectively in the VUCA era, illustrated by a case study.

Christina Chow
RMIT University Melbourne,
Melbourne
Australia

&

Clement Leung
Victoria University,
Melbourne
Australia

List of Contributors

Author(s):
Christina Chow
RMIT University Melbourne
Melbourne
Australia


Clement Leung
Victoria University
Melbourne
Australia




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