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 bringing 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 embrace 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 bringing students, faculty, and governments together in the pursuit of excellence.



Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast: On Positioning and Differentiation

2. What's the Plan?: On the Pursuit of Goals

3. White Coats Make an Office Call: On Tuition and Financial Assistance for Students

4. Yes Minister: On Government Engagement, Academic Freedom, and Collective Advocacy

5. Grateful Dogs: On Philanthropy, Commercialization, and Partnerships

6. Let's Make a Deal: On Governance, Collegial Management, and Collective Bargaining

7. A Canadian Dilemma: Strong Science, Weak Innovation

8. Leadership with an Asterisk: On the Precarious Presidency

Afterword: On the Global Talent Race