Leadership in Higher Education: Implications for Leadership Development Programs
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2001): Vol-2-Issue-1-January-2001
Higher education faces an unprecedented period of accelerating change that is driven by shifts in
public attitudes, reductions in the level of public support, questions regarding higher education?s
priorities, and demands for greater accountability. To respond effectively to the complex educational,
social, political and economic concerns of society, higher education must develop a cadre of academic
leaders who can engage the institution and its faculty/staff in change and transformation processes.
One way to develop this potential is to create institutional leadership development opportunities in
which faculty/staff can develop multi-dimensional perspectives, competence to meet the challenges of
a constantly changing environment, the ability to think strategically and act collaboratively.