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Towards Strategic Staff Development in Higher Education By Richard Blackwell

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Focuses on strategic staff development in higher education, a sector in which it has been viewed as an operational activity with organizational relevance. This book demonstrates how staff development needs to be based on modern theories of 'organizational learning', and is for senior staff, heads of department and staff development professionals.

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Towards Strategic Staff Development in Higher Education by Richard Blackwell

This book focuses on strategic staff development in higher education, a sector in which it has been largely viewed as an operational activity with little organizational relevance. The book demonstrates how staff development needs to be based on modern theories of 'organizational learning', aligning itself with institutional and departmental needs as well as the wants and needs of individual staff. The book takes a broad definition of staff development and seeks to cover all aspects of the academic role and the interests of all staff. The traditional focus on teaching and learning is covered but not to the exclusion of other aspects or the interface between different roles.

In order to achieve a strategic focus, authors are drawn from a range of backgrounds, including senior staff with strategic leadership roles. The book is, therefore, directed to a wider readership than the community of staff development professionals and designed partly to challenge the dominant discourse and established priorities of staff developers. Towards Strategic Staff Development in Higher Education seeks to combine scholarly review of relevent literature with practical strategies and suggestions for the intended readership, principally senior staff, heads of department and staff development professionals.

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About Richard Blackwell


Richard Blackwell is Senior Adviser in the LTSN Generic Centre, UK. Previously he was Director of Training and Staff Development at University of Nottingham. An industrial relations specialist by background, for 10 years he researched and taught human resource management, including at Coventry and Oxford Universities. He is a member of the Research Committee of the Staff and Educational Development Association and of the governing council of the Society for Research into Higher Education. Recent publications focus on staff development and quality enhancement.

Paul Blackmore is Director of the Centre for Academic Practice at the University of Warwick and was formerly at De Montfort University. He developed teaching accreditation programmes at both institutions. At Warwick he is responsible for the University's strategy and policy in academic staff development. His research interests are in conceptualizations of professional expertise and in the development of higher level capabilities. He is convenor of the Standing Conference on Academic Practice, a grouping of heads of academic development in research-intensive institutions.

Table of Contents


Preface

Part One: Setting the scene
Rethinking strategic staff development
Academic roles and relationships
The challenge of lifelong learning
Promoting entrepreneurship in higher education

Part Two: Extra-institutional influences
Disciplines and the development of a scholarship of teaching and learning
Developing the subject dimension to staff development
A new approach to professionalizing teaching and accrediting training: The Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Just another initiative?: Investors in People in higher education
Leadership and management development: an overview

Part Three: Intra-institutional matters
Developing departments
Research and teaching: making the link
Embedding e-learning practices
Career development for research staff

Part Four: Case studies
Creating a local research culture
'The best 100 pounds': Learning Works in the University of Glasgow
Using a student-focussed learning perspective to align academic development with institutional quality assurance

References
Index.

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GOR006924670
Towards Strategic Staff Development in Higher Education by Richard Blackwell
Richard Blackwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2003-07-01
240
0335212093
9780335212095
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