university management represents not an imposition from the top
but the continious dialog betwen the centre and the operating units
combined with the realistic implementation skills and drive to success."
teaching and learning of one's own discipline or profession is itself
a kind of living laboratory"
art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve
change amid order"
Alfred North Whitehead,
in James J. Duderstadt, "A University for the 21st Century,
is the art of seeing things invisible."
Swift, in Paul
Ramsden, "Learning to lead in higher education, Routledge,
light of their importance in the process of building a Europe of
Knowledge, Higher Education and Research (should) be viewed as strategic
investments rather than as consumers of resources and... public
funding must remain a major source of their support."
on Public Responsibility for Higher Education and Research Strasbourg,
24 September 2004 Council of Europe
is what survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten."
B. F. Skinner, New Scientist,
May 21, 1964.
increased "marketisation" of higher education can lead
to an instrumentalisation of teaching and research, and implies
a view of learners and students as consumers rather than full partners
in the academic community, ignoring their multi-dimensional status
EUA Secretariat Memo to EUA Board and Council, Re: GATS,
9-10 October 2002
real academic leader has purpose, and that purpose must meet the
acceptable values of the college or university community."
Game of Uncommon Skill: Leading the Modern College and University
PhD) changes people, not simply in terms of technical expertise
and knowledge in their field, but also in terms of the ways they
value themselves and their work... A self forged through tackling
the difficulties of research, especially when stress from other
sources is high, is a new self. So is the self that overcomes the
doubts about ability to do the work."
Francis, In Graves and Varma (ur.) Working for a Doctorate:
A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 1997:18
"(University is)... a place where those who hate ignorance
may strive to know and where those who percieve truth may strive
to make others see..."
Masefield, address to the University of Sheffield
is above all else about opportunity: the opportunity to give others
the personal and intellectual platform they need to advance the
culture, to preserve life and to guarantee a sustainable human future"
"The product of universities is change. The business of a university
is learning. The job of academic leaders is to help people learn."
Ramsden, "Learning to lead in higher education"
favours a ready mind.