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Departmental Leadership in Higher Education


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Leadership theory, leadership practice
Leading in higher education departments
Learning from other places
Leading and assessment
Leading learning and teaching
Leading research and scholarship
Administration and positioning
Continuing professional development
Learning to lead

About the Author

Peter Knight and Paul Trowler are Senior Lecturers in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. Peter Knight was a Principal Lecturer and Head of History before turning to educational research. He is directing a study of undergraduate employability, retains an interest in formative assessment and is working on the professional development of high school and university teachers. Paul Trowler has a background in sociology and current research interests in cultures and change in higher education. He is currently programme director of the doctoral programme in educational research at Lancaster. Previously he was Reader in Higher Education at the University of Central Lancashire.


"...sensible advise about a range of practical topics and the HoD who reads it will be better placed to facilitate informed decision making. ...the average HoD will actually be doing rather well to keep their head above water...what a shame that most of them will not find the time to read and reflect upon this valuable book, were they able to, maybe our university departments would be better led." - LTSN Reviews

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