Academic development and senior management

Sally Brown, Shân Wareing

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This chapter reviews the management issues associated with overseeing academic development units and ensuring they help to deliver the institution's strategic priorities; considers why academic developers in particular can make effective and useful senior managers; explores what kinds of activities academic developers can undertake that support their senior managers in making educational changes; and offers advice to academic developers about moving to more senior roles and to new PVCs on how to manage their first months in post. Links to web sources referenced in this chapter can be found at
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvancing Practice in Academic Development
EditorsDavid Baume, Celia Popovic
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315720890
ISBN (Print)9781317520337
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameAdvancing Practice in Academic Development


  • Academic development
  • Academic
  • Senior management
  • Higher education
  • Development


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