Brent D. Ruben
Richard De Lisi and
Ralph A. Gigliotti
Foreword by Rutgers President, Dr. Jonathan Scott Holloway
During a time of unprecedented challenges facing higher education, the need for effective leadership – for informal and formal leaders across the organization – has perhaps never been more critical.
Since publication of the first edition, the environment for higher education has become more critical and complex. Whether facing falling enrollments, questions of economic sustainability, the changing composition of the faculty and student bodies, differential retention and graduation rates, declining public confidence in the enterprise, or the rise in the use of virtual technologies – not to mention how COVID-19 and an intensified focus on long standing issues of racial and gender representation and equity have impacted institutions and challenged many long-standing assumptions – it is clear that learning on the job no longer suffices.
Leadership development in higher education has become essential for advancing institutional effectiveness, which is the focus of this book.