Management of Higher Education Institutions in Uncertain Times: The Perspectives of University College

Mukole Kongolo

Abstract


The purpose of this paper is to determine the state of management in university college, based on a review of academic literature. The aim is to provide university college with the best management evidence that inform their focus and models for quality improvement. Despite the growing role and importance of university colleges, they still strive to compete in increasingly uncertainty, difficult and challenging conditions. This paper is framed as a research informed analysis of key capabilities that managers will need to draw on in times of uncertainty. It is based on higher education literature as well as the researchers own observations. A framework of university college domain of practice is proposed to assist managers to deal with foreseeable future. The said domains or capabilities include: Setting Direction; develop the institution; develop staff; focus on teaching, learning and research; self management; influence others, and taking it into a broader context.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jsss.v6i2.14556

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