The course focuses on key issues related university governance and academic leadership. In the global changing modern society, universities are coping with various challenges and pressures, such as new needs of stakeholders, competition, strategic planning, research and innovation, teaching quality and new skills, pressure on academics, social service of universities, internationalization, etc. How do universities and academic leadership cope with these challenges in the changing transformative era? Are there some good university governance models and good leadership skills to be shared? How does academic leadership differ from other kind of leadership? Can academic leadership be trained and enhanced? This MOOC course will provide you insights on key issues such as university governance structures, strategic planning, managing teams, and change management. This course is contributed by several senior scholars and academic leaders from both the European and Chinese higher education contexts. Rich knowledge, insights, examples, experiences, and cases will be presented and discussed.Join this international course and share your knowledge and experiences with academic leaders and scholars in this field globally!
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Understand university governance structures.
- Understand issues related to university governance.
- Understand key issues on academic leadership.
- Develop competences on specific academic leadership skills.
Target Audience: Academic leaders at the top and middle levels, scholars and potential academic leaders.
Course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Brussel.