Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 2 of 2

Full-Text Articles in Education

The Last Judgement: Exploring Intellectual Leadership In Higher Education Through Academic Obituaries, Roy Y. Chan Jul 2014

The Last Judgement: Exploring Intellectual Leadership In Higher Education Through Academic Obituaries, Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan

The literature on leadership in higher education is focused mainly on senior academic leaders with managerial roles. It largely excludes informal and distributed forms of intellectual leadership offered by full professors among others. This article explores the concept of intellectual leadership using academic obituaries. A total of 63 obituaries were collected from Times Higher Education published between 2008 and 2010. These identify the importance of personal characteristics and academic achievements in the formation of reputation. Four elements of intellectual leadership are suggested, linked to academic obituaries: a passion for transformation, possessing a balance of personal virtues, a commitment to service ...


Can China Keep Rising In The Age Of Globalization?: Chinese Students’ Learning And Living Experience At Two “World-Class” Research Universities In East Asia, Roy Y. Chan May 2014

Can China Keep Rising In The Age Of Globalization?: Chinese Students’ Learning And Living Experience At Two “World-Class” Research Universities In East Asia, Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan

“World-class” research universities have long been a priority in the educational, corporate, and political spheres in China. With the establishment of the Outline of China’s National Plan for Medium and Long Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020), China seeks to develop globally competitive research universities that are based on position in the global rankings. In this article, the author examines the role of college environment (e.g., academic, campus, interpersonal) on college student’s learning and development relative to China’s quest for “world-class” universities. Utilizing Jamil Salmi’s (2009) theoretical framework of ‘world-class universities,’ this article introduces Chan ...