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Managing academic support services in universities : the convergence experience

Author: Terry Hanson
Publisher: London : Facet, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes stock of fifteen years of experience of convergence and explores management practice in order to assess: how extensive the converged model has become; the variations in the model; the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Managing academic support services in universities.
London : Facet, 2005
(OCoLC)607579785
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Hanson
ISBN: 1856045250 9781856045254
OCLC Number: 61301624
Description: viii, 216 pages ; 24 cm 504
Contents: 1. Introduction: twenty years of convergence in the UK - Terry Hanson 2. A history of convergence in United Kingdom universities - Clive D. Field 3. Breaking the mould: convergence at the University of Wales Aberystwyth - Mike Hopkins 4. A decade of convergence: information services at the University of Birmingham - Michele Shoebridge 5. From two Brighton Piers to one: convergence at the University of Brighton - Mark Toole 6. Integration at the University of Bristol - Cathryn Gallacher 7. Flagship learning resources for the 21st century at the University of Hertfordshire - Di Martin 8. Convergence at King's College London - Margaret Haines, Patricia Methven and Jean Yeoh 9. Converging to support learning at Newport - Janet Peters 10. Converged information services at Roehampton University - Sue Clegg 11. The place of useful learning: convergence at the University of Strathclyde - Derek Law 12. Convergence at Surrey University - Tom Crawshaw 13. Swansea University: successful convergence? - Christopher West 14. An evolutionary approach to convergence at Ulster University - Nigel Macartney 15. From de-convergence to convergence and back again: Aston University - Nick Smith 16. The turn of the wheel: projects and politics at the University of Southampton - Sheila Corrall 17. Choosing not to converge: a case study of Manchester University - Mark Clark 18. The non-convergence option: a case study of Bristol UWE - Ali Taylor 19. Convergence in Australia - Helen Hayes and Vic Elliott 20. Convergence in Europe outside the United Kingdom - Mel Collier 21. Convergence in the United States - Larry Hardesty.
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