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A critical examination of academic leadership using contemporary leadership theories. Understanding how academic leadership is situated in a contemporary higher education sector.
HEDU 504 is a compulsory paper within the Master of Higher Education programme (MHEd).
|Paper title||Academic Leadership in Higher Education|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2 (11 July 2022 - 11 November 2022)
Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,105.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- As one of the principal modes of teaching is on-line learning, all students are required to have access to the internet.
- University teachers and researchers who are either currently working or intending to work in Higher Education, as part of the MHEd
- More information link
- View more information on the Higher Education Development Centre's website
- Teaching staff
Lecturer: Professor Kerry Shephard
- Paper Structure
- The paper covers three main areas:
- Academic leadership
- Mentoring in higher education
- Philosophy of leadership in higher education
- Teaching Arrangements
- Nine 2-hour classes and a two-hour symposium.
- A reading list will be provided.
- Course outline
- Available on request from HEDC
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Ethics, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper participants will be able to:
- Critique the literature on academic leadership
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of academic mentoring
- Apply their understanding of leadership theories in the design of a mentoring programme
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the purposes of higher education to situate academic leadership in this broader context