Term 2 - Online
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In this subject, participants will engage in a series of webinars, online discussion groups, online multiple choice tests and an essay to develop their understanding of two main themes.
Organisational Culture in Tertiary Education Institutions: How are tertiary sector institutions different from other types of organisations? Key concepts examined are: professional organisations and professional autonomy, distributed decision-making structures, fragmentation and specialisation, organisational culture, power and politics, and managing and leading in a context of ambiguity.
Management and Leadership in Tertiary Education: An overview of frameworks, roles and practices for effective management and leadership roles and practices in the tertiary context. How do managers balance competing demands, multiple values and distributed authority? Given emerging policy and market settings and the prospect of disruptive change, how will leaders introduce sustainable changes to their institutions’ operations?
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Analyse the implications of contextual complexity upon organisational change and market developments for tertiary sector performance;
- Critique, synthesise and apply common frameworks for organising, leading and managing;
- Apply concepts and theories to lead innovation and change in a rapidly changing tertiary education context.
Last updated: 16 March 2020