Governance in the Academy: A University at Work in the 21st Century

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Focuses on understanding and evaluating the governance of the modern university. Brown will be used as one example to illustrate and illuminate various aspects of university governance. Themes of leadership, effective decision-making, priority-setting, planning, conflict and crisis management, and optimal organizational structure and behavior will be discussed. Students will be well-versed in the language, structure, roles of actors, and general operations of university governance and equipped to analyze and asses the strengths and weaknesses of various models. Students with an interest in pursuing a career in academia or other non-proft organizations will benefit from this course. Enrollment limited to 20 juniors and seniors.
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