Institutional middle management not receiving enough training, says UK study

August 3, 2016

A recent study of UK universities in Higher Education Policy has found that many universities are relying too much on “accidental” leadership training for departmental leaders, rather than providing formal training. While the student body has received increasing consideration, report author Alan Floyd notes that “this is far from the case for academics who are asked to take on middle management roles.” Floyd concludes the report by stating that if “good leaders are essential for the future success” of our institutions, then institutions must “provide more time, support and training for today’s academic middle managers.” Times Higher Education