Leading America's Branch Campuses
Contributions by Shirley J. Barton, Allen H. Berger, Patricia A. Book, Harold A. Dengerink, Merianne Epstein, Leslie Heaphy, Sharon G. Hornsby, Carlos Huerta, Theodora J. Kalikow, Emily Lardner, Gillies Malnarich, Gary McGrath, Susan Wolff Murphy, Sandra K. Olson-Loy, Mark W. Padilla, Anne Ponder, Angela M. Salas, John F. Schwaller Edited by Samuel Schuman
Publication date:16 June 2009
Length of book:296 pages
PublisherRowman & Littlefield Publishers
Branch campuses are a growing and vital segment of the American higher education community. But these campuses, and the particular challenges of leading them, have received far less attention than other types of institutions. Leading America's Branch Campuses remedies this by providing focused, pragmatic advice, by experienced branch campus professionals, across a very broad range of leadership issues. These include areas such as curriculum, system relations, fund raising, student affairs, athletics, public relations, faculty issues, communication (internal and external), program creation, strategic planning, campus organization and assessment. Chapter contributors include campus presidents/chancellors, provosts, deans, program directors and faculty members. They represent two-year, baccalaureate and graduate institutions, and span the nation, from Florida to Washington State. Dr. Schuman's style is direct and jargon-free, and he emphasizes practical issues more than abstract theories.
In this book, Samuel Schuman brings together some of higher education's most experienced regional campus leaders, who define, delineate, and articulate the unique models and relationships within multi-campus college and university systems. Leading America's Branch Campuses is informative, on target, wide ranging, and a most welcome addition to the growing body of literature on branch campuses.