Strategic Leadership: Integrating Strategy and Leadership in Colleges and Universities
Richard L. Morrill
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 16-Apr-2010 - Education - 318 pages
Strategic Leadership addresses deep and continuing issues relating to strategy, governance, management, and leadership in higher education during a period of rapid change. Each of these themes is at the heart of current debates about the capacity of universities to respond to new expectations, market realities, reduced state funding, globalization, technology, and a long list of other challenges. Dealing with these issues can immobilize colleges and universities, or it can cause them to become so market-driven that they will sacrifice their own legacy of academic values. This book places strategic planning in a new conceptual framework that is oriented to interactive leadership rooted in human agency and values. It will assist academic professionals, stakeholders such as trustees, and students of higher education to better understand and use strategic planning as an effective process and as a method of collaborative leadership.
S - Social
M - Mobile
A - Active
R - Responsive
T - Technology
SMART Classrooms are made possible by technology. But many teachers are yet to use them to their full power. I my self still do not know how to use mobiles and tablets fully. I am a very active blogger for ten years. But till recently, I did not use laptop much. So in this SMART every socieity teacher has to learn first how to use mobiles and tablets and then how to use them for improving learning.
Excerpts from a paper
Today the concept of “bring your own device (BYOD)” makes any classroom a “smart classroom.”
As of 2014, 86% of undergraduate students own a smart device, and 47% own a tablet.
The plan is to begin with a campus in the Boston area that she hopes will grow to about 10,000 students and 1,000 faculty members — about the size of MIT.
The fundamental idea is to put all knowledge on web servers and make knowledge acquisition process virtually online. There’s a great quote by [the former MIT president Charles M. Vest] on the emergence of the metacurriculum, and he predicted it 10 or 15 years ago, that the virtually open curriculum metacurriculum would be emerging. It is happening today. The bet is that the evolution is now growth phase in the life cycle. It is time to take advantage of that contribute to the development of new learning institutions based on reengineered learning and teaching practices using new technology.