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Conference Paper

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Ge, J. (April, 2011). Developing a program manual for master property courses. Paper presented at 36th Annual Conference for Australian University Building Educators, Bond University, Gold Coast.


There are increased numbers of sessional staff involved in teaching activities in universities. A Program Director is an academic member who is responsible for teaching and research activities in a university. At the same time, the Program Director has responsibilities to manage staff members and ensure the quality of teaching and students satisfactions on their learning. Exercising leadership with little formal power and limited resource is a challenge for a Program Director where traditional leadership theories may not be appropriate for using. A Program Manual is developed based on a role of Developer, one of the leadership roles in the ICFV model in this study. This paper discusses a need for a Developer role of leadership and illustrates the process which a Program Manual is developed. The study described in this paper contributes to a body of knowledge to inform practice in the area of academic leadership and the application of Developer role of leadership for developing of academic coordinators.



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