Enhancing campus capacity for leadership : an examination of grassroots leaders in higher education
- Kezar, Adrianna J., author.
- Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, ©2011.
- Physical description
- xi, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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- Lester, Jaime, author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Grassroots leadership : making the invisible visible
- Framing the study : tempered radicals framework
- Developing a study of grassroots leaders : approach to inquiry, assumptions, and institutional descriptions
- Meet the grassroots leaders
- Tactics and strategy for creating meaningful change
- Analyzing and overcoming obstacles and challenges for grassroots leadership
- Encounters with authority and power : ways grassroots leaders navigate resistance and oppression
- Grassroots leaders' understanding of power and effects on leadership style
- Remaining resilient
- Top-down meets bottom-up : challenges and opportunities
- Leading in a time of corporatization : the impact of institutional structures and culture
- Encouraging and supporting faculty and staff grassroots leadership
- Moving forward : leadership implications and future research.
- Publisher's Summary
- Enhancing Campus Capacity for Leadership contributes to the growing tradition of giving voice to grassroots leaders, focusing on the largely untapped potential of faculty and staff on college campuses. In an increasingly corporatized environment, grassroots leadership can provide a balance to the prestige- and revenue-seeking impulses of traditional campus leaders, create changes in the teaching and learning core, build greater equity, improve relationships among campus stakeholders, and enhance the student experience. This book documents the stories of grassroots leaders, including their motivation and background, the tactics and strategies that they use, the obstacles that they overcome, and the ways that they navigate power and join with formal authority. This investigation also highlights the fact that grassroots leaders, particularly in more marginalized groups, can face significant backlash. The authors end with a discussion of the future of leadership on college campuses, examining the possibilities for shared and collaborative forms of guidance and governance.
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- Publication date
- Adrianna J. Kezar and Jaime Lester.