||Preface / James Soto Antony, Ana Mari Cauce, and Donna E. Shalala -- Avatars of learning : the heart and purpose of presidential leadership / William Scott Green and Donna E. Shalala -- Leading the call for improving student learning goals and outcomes / Corbin M. Campbell and Mary J. Meehan -- The leadership challenges for higher education's digital future / Rafael L. Bras and Richard A. DeMillo -- Leading higher education redesign / Ross Gittell -- Access and affordability in selective, private non-profit colleges and universities / David Zimmerman and Catherine Bond Hill -- Serving the public good by utilizing scientific patents to incentivize economic growth / John D. Wiley and Laura Dunek -- Fundraising and the future of colleges and universities : lessons from Paul Quinn College / Marybeth Gasman and Michael Sorrell -- Racially responsive leadership : addressing the longstanding problem of racism in higher education / Shaun R. Harper -- The evolving social contract for higher education in the 21st century : serving the public good while incentivizing economic growth / Nancy Zimpher, Laura Dunek, and Jessica Neidl -- Improving the experience of women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professoriate / Phyllis M. Wise and Elizabeth H. Simmons -- Queer-spectrum and trans-spectrum people out of the shadows : the institutional imperative for building inclusive campus communities / Susan (Sue) Rankin, Stephen Thurston Oliver, and Karen M. Whitney -- Leading toward an alignment between athletics and the academic mission / John Emerson, Mark Emmert, and Robert Kustra -- Conclusion / James Soto Antony, Ana Mari Cauce, and Donna E. Shalala.
||"In this important resource, experienced higher education presidents and senior leaders come together with respected scholars to tackle the most important and timely issues facing leaders in colleges and universities today. Challenges in Higher Education Leadership advances critical leadership and management skills across a broad array of topics, including student learning, access and affordability, racism, fundraising, athletics, and new technology. Chapters strike a balance between theory and practical advice while promoting the notion that all leaders can learn lessons from one another that can be useful in their own specific contexts. This book poses strategic questions readers should answer, along with advice about how to effectively address today's challenges, providing leaders with the skills and perspectives necessary to respond to higher education students' needs"--Page [i].