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Birnbaum, Robert

Overview
Works: 58 works in 146 publications in 2 languages and 5,391 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB2341, 378.73
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Most widely held works by Robert Birnbaum
How colleges work : the cybernetics of academic organization and leadership by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index and references included
How academic leadership works : understanding success and failure in the college presidency by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes an academic leader effective? How can the myths surrounding academic leadership induce college presidents to make poor judgments? Can a college president really make a difference in whether an institution is successful in achieving its goals? In this book, Robert Birnbaum reveals the complex factors that influence the real and perceived effectiveness of academic leaders. Drawing on the results of a five-year longitudinal study by the Institutional Leadership Project, he explains how college and university leaders in various types of institutions interact and communicate, assess their own and others' effectiveness, establish goals, transmit values, and make sense of the ambiguous and dynamic organizations in which they work. And Birnbaum tells how presidents can maintain critical constituent support, increase their effectiveness, and ultimately help renew their college's values and spirit
Management fads in higher education : where they come from, what they do, why they fail by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Birnbaum takes a critical look at the rise and fall of management fads in higher education since the 1960s. He shows higher education administrators and faculty how to move beyond the hype of new fads to make wise, informed decisions and adopt sound management policies." "This resource can help administrators and faculty become effective academic leaders who understand how management innovations can be used to strengthen the enduring educational and social purposes of higher education."--Jacket
Making sense of administrative leadership : the 'L' word in higher education by Estela Mara Bensimon( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maintaining diversity in higher education by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description, analysis, and assessment of diversity in American higher education is offered based on data collected since 1960 from more than 600 colleges and universities. The value of different kinds of colleges is discussed in chapter one, followed by discussions of what makes institutions different, how colleges are becoming more alike, ways of measuring diversity, and changes in institutions. Among the trends identified are changes in levels of diversity in the major areas of institutional control, degrees offered, proportion of minority students, and enrollment size. The effects of those changes on social mobility, political needs of interest groups, range of student choices, program effectiveness, and institutional survival and adaptability are examined. An extensive list of recommendations to policymakers and administrators is offered for encouraging variation, which is attained differently by institutions in stable and unstable environments. Policy and program changes are advocated to maintain and enhance the diversity that is critical to the stability of U.S. higher education. (Lb)
Creative academic bargaining : managing conflict in the unionized college and university by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of collective bargaining in higher education and factors that lead academic bargaining from destructive conflict to cooperation are examined. Academic bargaining is viewed as a form of shared authority, but one with unusual institutional and organizational problems that may lead toward destructive, rather than constructive conflict. The specific nature of the context, situation, and persons involved in bargaining, and their effect upon the nature of conflict are considered, as are perceptions, behaviors, and communication patterns that are likely to result when groups are locked into traditional bargaining structures. Behaviors and programs that may assist in conflict management and lead the parties toward more creative and constructive bargaining are suggested. A number of dispute resolution techniques that have been developed in industrial bargaining and their application in academic settings are described, as are changes in the traditional bargaining relationship that can be made prior to the initiation of bargaining, or during the bargaining interaction itself. Tactical considerations in creative bargaining, ways of increasing the problem-solving potential in the bargaining institution, the uses of third parties, and other approaches by which behaviors of the parties can change unilaterally to promote creative bargaining relationships are examined. References are included. (Sw)
Faculty in governance : the role of senates and joint committees in academic decision making( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of higher education : the academic's book of quotations by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors and speakers ranging from academic leaders to social critics and U.S. presidents to Russian revolutionaries are chronologically and by subject
Cooperation in academic negotiations : a guide to mutual gains bargaining by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to mutual gains bargaining (mgb) is presented for faculty union leaders and college administrators, as well as school systems. Mgb is based on applied behavioral sciences concepts and the use of bargaining teams and emphasizes problem-solving and improving communications and campus relationships. Two different uses of the mutual gains concept are described: (1) work by a neutral third party on-campus to help renegotiate a contract and (2) a workshop with three unionized campuses. Theoretical bases for mgb are considered, with attention to intergroup competition and attribution, integrative bargaining and distributive bargaining, and intraorganizational bargaining. For each topic, a fictional dialogue at the negotiating table or in caucus is presented, followed by a nontechnical summary of theory, and exercises or simulations. This format is also used to introduce the following skills for mgb: problem-solving, issue control and fractionating conflict, organizing, and using dual-track governance. The Academic Bargaining Questionnaire is presented, along with information on use of the results, which help campus groups assess their bargaining relationship and ways to make bargaining more constructive. Finally, steps to implement mgb are covered. (Sw)
ASHE reader on organization and governance in higher education( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The implicit leadership theories of college and university presidents by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latent organizational functions of the academic senate : why senates don't work but won't go away by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Individual preferences and organizational goals : consistency and diversity in the futures desired by campus leaders by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will you love me in December as you do in May? : why experienced college presidents lose faculty support by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gao deng jiao yu guan li shi shang li lun liu bian shi by Bo En Bao Mu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cybernetic university : towards an integration of governance theories by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leadership and followership : the cybernetics of university governance by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidential searches and the discovery of organizational goals by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational enrollment patterns of minority ethnic groups in Wisconsin by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examined the relationship between educational achievement and ethnicity as related to enrollment patterns of Wisconsin high school and college students. The purpose of the study was to identify the points at which minority students leave the educational system. The data utilized for the study were the enrollment data for 1973-74 and 1974-75. Cohort-survival models of Wisconsin students moving through high school, from high school to the University of Wisconsin and through the university were used. Ethnic identification was the independent variable. The study had three major findings. Ethnic composition in the school district is itself related to attrition patterns. Minority high school graduates are as likely to attend the University of Wisconsin as are non-minority high school graduates. The flow of students through the university system may indicate higher attrition for some minority groups compared with non-minority students. The study concluded that without a change in the Milwaukee secondary school attrition pattern, minority groups will never be proportionately represented in the higher educational system of the state. Furthermore development of support programs for minority students in the university system might also have a significant affect upon college enrollments. (Author/JP)
The graduates : a follow-up study of New York City high school graduates of 1970 by Robert Birnbaum( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How colleges work : the cybernetics of academic organization and leadership
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How academic leadership works : understanding success and failure in the college presidencyManagement fads in higher education : where they come from, what they do, why they failMaking sense of administrative leadership : the 'L' word in higher educationSpeaking of higher education : the academic's book of quotations