Vice Chancellors for 21st Century? A Study of Contemporary Recruitment and Selection Practices in Australian Universities (Bernard O’Meara, Stanley Petzall) Source: Emerald |
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Vice Chancellors for 21st Century? A Study of Contemporary Recruitment and Selection Practices in Australian Universities
Bernard, O., & Stanley, P. (2005). Vice Chancellors for 21st Century? A Study of Contemporary Recruitment and Selection Practices in Australian Universities. Management Research News, 28(6), 18-35.
This article is basically based on Ph.D research. In this research the practice of appointing Vice Chancellor in Australian Universities were observed as the role of VC is changing with new patterns of areas. Other issues discussed in this research are the training of the appointing VC and the skill to be effective in the role. Now a days the role of Vice Chancellor is not only the chief of academics but also as an head of administrator, strategic and fund raiser. University is now in the arena of Independent Strategic Business Unit. Vice chancellors are now the Chief Executive Officers of their institutions.
The Paradox was also discussed in this article that the appointment of a person from academia with non-business background to run a large organization which are forced and compelled to implement a business oriented direction. VC of Wollongong University resigned from his services with publicly statement that “VC’s were under prepared for their roles and needed formal training for the position” (Carruthers, 1994).
Previously analyzed materials of Devid Sloper were used in this article as a background study for years 1963, 1973, 1983 and 1993. Then this study reviewed all public domain material related to VC from 1960 to 2000. Bernard and Stanley also collected data similar to Sloper to make consistency. They contacted 39 universities for recruitment and selection procedures and collected data through questionnaire and interviews....