Challenges faced by heads of school in the current changing environment

Botes, V. L. (2009) Challenges faced by heads of school in the current changing environment. In: Education for a Changing Economy: New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference (NZABE) 2009 Conference Proceedings. New Zealand Applied Business Education, p. 27. ISBN 9780908668732

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The education environment in which Heads of School/Heads of Department have been required to operate in has changed significantly during 2009. Although the economic environment has created a downturn in business performance, with increased unemployment and decreased optimism in the New Zealand economy, education has performed well, with many ITP’s reaching and surpassing their EFTS cap. In light of this, managers have been faced challenges which have not been previously seen. Careful examination of existing curriculum portfolio and its relevance for the future so as to ensure Government Tertiary objectives are met Policies for managing student access to places in courses are being implemented Increased demands in juggling staff workload as student enrolments have increased often without greater access to additional resources for staffing purposes In response to these challenges, education mangers need to think differently about the delivery of curriculum. This workshop will allow current mangers to share their experience and how they have responded to the shifting sands.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conference held 28-29 September, 2009, in Rotorua, New Zealand
Keywords that describe the item:Nechanged funding models, improved efficiencies, rapid response rates, educational management, staff workload, responding to the economic recession
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
ID Code:439
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Deposited On:11 Feb 2010 03:54
Last Modified:15 Oct 2010 02:22

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