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Higher education management and operational research : demonstrating new practices and metaphors

Author: Gary Bell; Jon Warwick; P Galbraith
Publisher: Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense Publishers, ©2012.
Series: Educational futures, v. 54.
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Higher Education in the UK operates in a rapidly changing and highly complex environment. Universities need to adapt quickly to this environment and managers must begin to explore 'new angles' and approaches in addressing the challenges they are now facing. This book offers a tool box of metaphors and associative Operational Research (OR) approaches. Metaphors are a powerful 'way of seeing' but also 'a way of not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Higher education management and operational research.
Rotterdam : Sense, 2012
(OCoLC)827777623
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Bell; Jon Warwick; P Galbraith
ISBN: 9789460919763 9460919766
OCLC Number: 829104824
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 291 p.) : ill.
Contents: Part 1. Introduction: 1. The need for new higher education management practices and metaphors / G. Bell, J. Warwick and P. Galbraith --
Part 2. The Context of the Evolving Higher Education Environment: 2. Do industrial approaches to quality management and performance indicators work for higher education? / C. Clare; 3. Higher education management and university culture / G. Elliott; 4. Rethinking learning in the 21st Century / S. Quinton; 5. The funding of higher education in England / S. Hicks --
Part 3. Managing Student Learning and Support: 6. Managing E-xpectations: developing knowledge management through market communication / J. Smedley; 7. Where worlds collide: changing space to facilitate learning / S. Quinsee; 8. A system dynamics approach to improving an advising system for business school undergraduates / J. Voyer, et al.; 9. Enhancing the student experience: setting up a student experience unit / U. Mujtaba; 10. Web-based learning environments / O. Bak --
Part 4. Managing the Business of Higher Education: 11. Making a bed to lie in: system dynamices behind university management stress / P. Galbraith; 12. An OR technique for the formulation of HE strategy and future directions / C. Gladstone-Millar et al.. 13. Challenging custom and practice in the design of learning programmes: the lessons from project management / I. White and R. Pagano; 14. Formalization of models and strategies for diversity management in a multiethnic and multicultural school / A. Maturo and R. Manuela Contini; 15. Operations research applications in higher open and distance learning systems / Z. Öztürk; 16. Library OR: time for a new paradigm? / J. Warwick.
Series Title: Educational futures, v. 54.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Bell, Jon Warwick, Peter Galbraith.

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Higher Education in the UK operates in a rapidly changing and highly complex environment. Universities need to adapt quickly to this environment and managers must begin to explore 'new angles' and approaches in addressing the challenges they are now facing. This book offers a tool box of metaphors and associative Operational Research (OR) approaches. Metaphors are a powerful 'way of seeing' but also 'a way of not seeing'. Furthermore, the OR discipline has significantly evolved over the last 30 years which has led to the emergence of three distinctive intellectual areas, namely Hard OR, Soft OR and Methodological Pluralism OR. Drawing on these intellectual areas and on the experience of educational and OR practitioners, the book highlights the use of various OR approaches to a variety of complex and uncertain problems encountered in higher education management. The book aims to explore 'new perspectives' in HE management thinking and to describe and illustrate the use of OR methodologies, methods and techniques in helping HE managers to make informed management decisions.

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