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Academic Leadership

The notion of delivering value for the stakeholders is often cited as the overall broad distinguishing factor between academic leadership and leadership more generally, with the primary stakeholders in the private sector being shareholders, while the stakeholders in public-sector higher education are wide and diverse, but collectively can be seen as those who contribute to the public, societal good. Some authors suggest that academic leadership needs to be associated with core principles of academia, that is, collegiality, autonomy, and a spirit of self-determination. For others, the term has transitioned to become accepted established shorthand in terms of defining key higher education organizational roles. That is, academic leadership roles refer to staff in positional powers of responsibility for various activities associated with the role of the ...

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