Leadership in Higher Education Bibliography
Bensimon, Estella M., Anna Neumann and Robert Birnbaum. Making Sense of Administrative Leadership: the "L" Word in Higher Education. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report No. 1, Washington D.C.: School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University, 1989.
Even though the literature on leadership and organizational theory is extensive, it has had little influence on the literature on administrative leadership in higher education. Citing the drawbacks of the "rational perspective," the authors argue for adaption of "cultural" and "symbolic" theories by higher education leaders.
Berquist, William H. The Four Cultures of the Academy: Insights and Strategies for Improving Leadership in Collegiate Organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.
The four cultures of the title are defined as: collegial, managerial, developmental and negotiating, and each is described and presented in the case studies. The four cultures model is compared to other models of organizational life and change. "It is our belief that any efforts to bring about change and increase stability in a chaotic collegiate setting must be based on an understanding of these four cultures and that most of the efforts must be multi-dimensional in nature, given the coexistence of all four cultures on most college campuses."
McDade, Sharon A. and Phyllis H. Lewis, ed. Developing Administrative Excellence: Creating a Culture of Leadership.; New Directions for Higher Education, No. 87, Fall 1994.
This collection of articles describes how various
types of campus-based leadership programs
work and how they can be replicated by other institutions.