University Leadership & Public Policy In The Twenty-First...

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Author Mackinnon, Peter
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Canadian universities face a complicated and uncertain future when it comes to funding, governance, and fostering innovation. Their leaders face an equally complicated future, attempting to balance the needs and desires of students, faculty, governments, and the economy. Drawing on more than a decade of service as president of one of Canada's major research universities, Peter MacKinnon offers an insider's perspective on the challenges involved in
inging those constituencies together in the pursuit of excellence.Clear, contentious, and uncompromising,University Leadership and Public Policy in the Twenty-First Centuryoffers a unique and timely analysis of the key policy issues affecting Canada's university sector. Covering topics such as strategic planning, tuition policy, labour relations, and governance, MacKinnon draws on his experience leading the University of Saskatchewan to argue that Canadian universities must em
ace competitiveness and change if they are to succeed in the global race for talent.

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Drawing on more than a decade of service as president of one of Canada's major research universities, Peter MacKinnon offers an insider's perspective on the challenges involved in
inging students, faculty, and governments together in the pursuit of excellence.

Table of Contents
Introduction1. Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast: On Positioning and Differentiation2. What's the Plan?: On the Pursuit of Goals3. White Coats Make an Office Call: On Tuition and Financial Assistance for Students4. Yes Minister: On Government Engagement, Academic Freedom, and Collective Advocacy5. Grateful Dogs: On Philanthropy, Commercialization, and Partnerships6. Let's Make a Deal: On Governance, Collegial Management, and Collective Bargaining7. A Canadian Dilemma: Strong Science, Weak Innovation8. Leadership with an Asterisk: On the Precarious PresidencyAfterword: On the Global Talent Race