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).
About this paper
|Academic Leadership in Higher Education
Semester 2 (On campus)
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- 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
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
Nine 2-hour classes and a two-hour symposium and asynchronous equivalents.
- A reading list will be provided.
- Course outline
Available on request from email@example.com
- 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