Leading Academic Change
Vision, Strategy, Transformation

Paper: 978 1 62036 568 7 / $29.95
Published: January 2018  

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Published: January 2018  

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Published: December 2017  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
180 pp., 6" x 9"
Written by a sitting college president who has presided over transformative change at a state university, this book takes on the big questions and issues of change and change management, what needs to be done and how to do it. Writing in a highly accessible style, the author recommends changes for higher education such as the reallocation of resources to support full-time faculty members in foundation-level courses, navigable pathways from community college to the university, infusion rather than proliferation of courses, and the role of state universities in countering the disappearance of the middle class. The book describes how these changes can be made, as well as why we must make them if our society is to thrive in the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents:
Foreword—Carol Geary Schneider

1) Transformation in Higher Education
2) A Vision without a Strategy is a Fantasy
3) Braiding Together Equity and Quality
4) Across the Curriculum and Across the Campus
5) Exploding the Hierarchical Fallacy
6) Rethinking Remediation
7) Seamless Pathways from the Community Colleges to University Graduation
8) A Structured Four-Year Undergraduate Program
9) Putting Students First is the Best Business Plan
10) Liberal Education and the Search for Truth in a Post-Truth World


Reviews & Endorsements:
"Academic leaders – be they presidents, faculty, staff or community partners seeking to improve higher education and K-12 schools – will reap tremendous value from Leading Academic Change. Dr. Maimon has done a masterful job that will galvanize leaders to adopt an equity-minded, student-centered framework to increase student access, engagement, and success. Scholars and practitioners will appreciate the thoughtful guidance throughout this book that leverages design thinking to transform our nation's colleges and universities for long-term sustainability to produce graduates ready and able to tackle the challenges of the 21st century."
- Martha J. Kanter, Executive Director, College Promise Campaign, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education (2009-2013)
"Leading Academic Change offers important insights regarding the challenges and opportunities present during this extraordinary moment in the history of higher education. Drawing from her decades of leadership in the Academy, Elaine sets forth a compelling case for reexamining traditional educational structures and hierarchies, and exploring possibilities for transforming our models, guided by the profound principle that, 'Nothing is more powerful in higher education than uncompromising commitment to student success.'"
- John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University