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Professors as Academic Leaders: Expectations, Enacted Professionalism and Evolving Roles

Professors as Academic Leaders: Expectations, Enacted Professionalism and Evolving Roles
  

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ISBN 9781350126626
Barcode 9781350126626
Release Date 22 August 2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Evans, Linda
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ISBN-13 9781350126626
ISBN-10 1350126624
Stock Release date is 22 August 2019
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic
Release Date 22 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Evans, Linda
Category Philosophy Of Education
Higher & Further Education
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

What is the role of a professor? How does someone achieve professorial status? What do non-professorial colleagues think about professors? How do professors themselves perceive their roles? What are the bases of these perceptions, and what are their implications for the professoriate's evolving role both within the neoliberal university, and in the approaching post-neoliberal era? Professors as Academic Leaders draws on a wealth of data not only to explore what it is to be a professor but also to consider how professors are perceived by others. Linda Evans presents the findings from four studies, with a combined data base of over 2,400 questionnaire responses and over 90 interview transcripts, and discusses their implications for the future development of the UK-based professoriate and academic leadership in higher education. She analyses the concepts of leadership and of professionalism, and illustrates how, in trying to meet people's expectations of them, professors' 'enacted', professionalism is shaped by the professionalism that others demand of them. Professorship is revealed to be demanding, at times stressful and morale-sapping, and at times exhilarating and rewarding. Linda Evans questions whether universities are making best use of their most senior academics, and proposes ways of refashioning professorship.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is a worthwhile read for faculty and administrators. Administrators and their governing boards who read this book will further gain a fresh perspective on the impact of their policies. Evans's book may be of particular interest for those who research job-related attitudes and leadership. * Academy of Management Learning & Education * A marvellous piece of work. Linda Evans' meticulous scholarship and elegant analysis gives us the definitive authority on what it means to become, to be and to do work as a professor in the 21st-century university. * Rob Cuthbert, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Management, University of the West of England, UK and Managing Partner, Practical Academics *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Linda Evans is Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, UK, and previously held professorial positions at the University of Leeds, UK, and the University of Warwick, UK.

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