How do universities work?

Information on how institutions function and some tips for success from staff at institutions across the globe

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Complex governance and a multitude of roles and departments make the inner workings of higher education institutions a mystery to many. So, how to decode the terminology, where does research funding come from, what are the keys to climbing the ladder and what exactly does a provost do? As well as answering these questions, this collection of resources delves into the roles that make up the workforce, some pathways to promotion, ways to recruit and retain staff and how to transform an institution on the brink.

The secrets to success as a provost

What does this multifaceted job entail and what qualities do you need to do it well? Steve McLaughlin decodes one of higher education’s most mysterious roles

Steven W. McLaughlin

Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities

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