Work and Peace in Academe: Leveraging Time, Money, and Intellectual Energy Through Managing Conflict by James R. CoffmanWork and Peace in Academe: Leveraging Time, Money, and Intellectual Energy Through Managing Conflict by James R. Coffman

Work and Peace in Academe: Leveraging Time, Money, and Intellectual Energy Through Managing Conflict

byJames R. Coffman

Hardcover | July 15, 2005

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Prevent and resolve conflict and unproductive disputes.Administrators and faculty leaders can learn effective strategies for developing a systemic approach to dispute prevention, resolution, and management that preserves informal resolution while remaining unique to the culture of the organization. Filled with practical strategies, this book also emphasizes the importance of productive conflict and the value of maintaining integrity and trust to achieve success.
JAMES R.COFFMAN has had a diversified career, which contributed substantially to his interest in and views about dealing with conflict in the academic environment. He served as head of the department of Veterinary Surgery and Medicine and as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine before being appointed provost at Kansas State Unive...
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Title:Work and Peace in Academe: Leveraging Time, Money, and Intellectual Energy Through Managing ConflictFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.31 × 6.25 × 0.71 inPublished:July 15, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1882982843

ISBN - 13:9781882982844

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Table of Contents

About the Author.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 Conflict: Two Sides of One Coin.

2 A Framework for Understanding Conflict in an Academic Environment.

3 Methods of Conflict Resolution in an Academic Environment.

4 Policy and Procedure: Development and Implementation.

5 The Players and Their Roles: Governance and Administration.

6 The Players and Their Roles: Institutional Offices.

7 Key Collateral Players: Support and Specialty Personnel.

8 Putting It All Together: Creating an Integrated System of Dispute Prevention, Resolution, and Management.

9 Some Best Practices.

Appendix 1: The Evaluation.

Appendix 2: A Matter of Intractable Conflict.

Appendix 3: An Instance of Gender Bias.

Appendix 4: A Case of Racial Discrimination: Perception or Reality?

Suggested Readings.

Bibliography.

Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Coffman's advice on how to handle the many decisions and actions that a senior officer of a university carries out will be invaluable for future leaders both inside and outside of higher education."
Milton D. Glick, Executive Vice President and Provost, Arizona State University