Course date

22 July - 27 July, 1996
Application deadline
15 February, 1996
Course Director(s): 

Ian McNay

Anglia Polytechnic University, Essex, UK
Course Faculty: 

Jana Hendrichova

Ministry of Education, Prague, Czech Republic

Tamas Lajos

Technical University, Budapest, Hungary

Vladimir Vasilenko

Kirovograd University, Ukraine

Irina Udalova

Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, Russian Federation
The course will be active, with a lot of work in small groups based on tasks set following the plenary presentation and discussion.
It will start with a broad canvas using participants' perceptions of current trends and tendencies over the ten years. Appropriate strategic responses to these will then be considered.
Management of change will be introduced through two case studies. Participants' own experiences of change- good and bad- will be explored to bring out lessons for leadership and management. Research findings on the changing internal cultures of universities and the balance between collegial, bureauctratic corporatist and entrepreneurial approaches will be presented, and participants' anticipation of further change explored in group work.
This will introduce two themes: styles of leadership and management, and the nature of an entrepreneurial university, particularly its structures of organization and decision-making. The place of the university in the region and the consequences for resourcing and for national policy planning will be discussed, as well as the factors making for good partnerships.