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Reframing Academic Leadership - Lee G. Bolman, Joan V. Gallos"Colleges and universities constitute a special type of organization; and their complex mission, dynamics, personnel structures, and values require a distinct set of understandings and skills to lead and manage them well." --From the PrefaceIn "Reframing Academic Leadership, " Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos offer higher education leaders a provocative and pragmatic guide forCrafting dynamic institutions where the whole is greater than the sum of the partsCreating campus environments that facilitate creativity and commitmentForging alliances and partnerships in service of the missionBuilding
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Knowledge And Civilization - Barry AllenKnowledge and Civilization advances detailed criticism of philosophy's usual approach to knowledge and describes a redirection, away from textbook problems of epistemology, toward an ecological philosophy of technology and civilization. Rejecting theories that confine knowledge to language or discourse, Allen situates knowledge in the greater field of artifacts, technical performance, and human evolution. His wide ranging considerations draw on ideas from evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, and the history of cities, art, and technology.
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Western Humanities Combined with Readings in Western Humanitwestern Humanities Combined with Readings in Western Humanities Volumes 1 and 2 Ies Volumes 1 and 2 - Matthews Roy, F. Dewitt PlattChronologically organized, "The Western Humanities" presents the cultural achievements of western civilization--art and architecture, music, history, literature, philosophy, theater, film and the other arts--within their historical context. By examining the historical and material conditions that influenced the form and content of the arts and humanities, the authors provide students with a clear framework, a deeper understanding of the meaning of cultural works, and a broader basis for analyzing and appreciating the cultural achievements of the West. Specifcally designed to accompany "The