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Managing academic support services in universities : the convergence experience

Author: Terry Hanson
Publisher: London : Facet, 2005.
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"This timely book takes stock of some 20 years of experience of convergence. It explores management practice throughout the sector in order to assess how extensive the converged model has become, and what variations in the model exist: the reasons for converging - or de-converging, or deciding not to converge at all; the perceived advantages and disadvantages of the model adopted; and what lessons have been  Read more...
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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: Introduction: 20 years of convergence --
A History of convergence in United Kingdom universities --
Breaking the mould: convergence at the University of Wales Aberystwyth --
A Decade of convergence: information services at the University of Birmingham --
From two Brighton Piers to one: convergence at the University of Brighton --
Integration at the University of Bristol --
Flagship learning resources for the 21st century at the University of Hertfordshire --
Convergence at King's College London --
Converging to support learning at Newport --
Converged information services at Roehampton University --
The Place of useful learning: convergence at the University of Strathclyde --
Convergence at Surrey University --
Swansea University: successful convergence? --
An Evolutionary approach to convergence at Ulster University --
From de-convergence to convergence and back again: Aston University --
The Turn of the wheel: projects and politics at the University of Southampton --
Choosing not to convergence: a case study of Manchester University --
The Non-convergence option: a case study of Bristol UWE --
Convergence in Australia --
Convergence in Europe outside the United Kingdom --
Convergence in the United States.
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