100 Ways To Improve Your Writing

Author: Gary Provost
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440672660
Size: 12.24 MB
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100 Ways To Improve Your Writing from the Author: Gary Provost. This is the one guide that anyone who writes--whether student, business person, or professional writer--should put on the desk beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or word processor. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, this valuable, easy-to-use handbook can help you solve any and all writing problems.


Author: Larry A. Nielsen
Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)
ISBN: 9781579229702
Size: 27.41 MB
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Provost from the Author: Larry A. Nielsen. A guide to the inner workings of our universities, and the roles and responsibilities of the Provost position "Nielsen's years on the faculty and in positions of Department Head, Director, Dean, and Provost provide him a depth of knowledge and special insights about the inner workings of the academy across several institutions. His uncanny capacity for reflection upon and synthesis of those experiences, including the unfortunate circumstances that led to his resignation, and translation of them into meaningful analysis and prose lend credence to his advice and make this a book worth reading - not only for aspiring Provosts, but also for faculty, Deans, and Presidents. Read this book and learn about the inner workings of our universities, the roles and responsibilities of the Provost position, the subtle dimensions of effective leadership, and, equally as interesting, the experiences and reflections of an individual who loves the academy."?D.H. DeHayes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, The University of Rhode Island What is a Provost--and what does a Provost do? Don't look for the answers on the bookshelf. There is scant literature devoted to the Provost-ship - for which the author advances a number of hypotheses - so, until this informal and autobiographical account, there has been little for aspirants or new appointees to draw on for guidance or to provide a feel for what the role entails. Larry Nielsen offers a highly personal account of his tenure as Provost of North Carolina State University, from his unexpected invitation by the Chancellor to act as interim Provost, to the events that forced his resignation four years later, and brought him unwanted notoriety. In a fast-paced, self-deprecating style he invites the reader to share the activities that crowded his schedule, the symbolic character of the role, its opportunities to shape policy, and its limitations, as well as the joy and satisfaction he derived from making a difference in people's lives and the institution. We see him in action, and get a sense of the role, as he addresses problems large and small. He shares insights on the governance of a large public institution, on how monies are allocated, and funds made available for strategic initiatives. By the end of the book, we gain an understanding of the myriad roles of the "number two" position of the institution, responsible for the direction and functioning of all its academic and curricular affairs, that Larry Nielsen characterized for himself as "the University's stay-at-home Dad." For those interested in taking on the highest administrative positions in higher education Nielsen offers a window into that world.

The Provost

Author: John Galt
Size: 60.95 MB
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The Provost from the Author: John Galt.

The Aftermath Of The Mexican Revolution

Author: Susan Provost Beller
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822576007
Size: 53.65 MB
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The Aftermath Of The Mexican Revolution from the Author: Susan Provost Beller. Examines the causes, events, and consequences of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917.

International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law

Author: René Provost
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139432532
Size: 78.95 MB
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International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law from the Author: René Provost. How do international human rights and humanitarian law protect vulnerable individuals in times of peace and war? Provost analyses systemic similarities and differences between the two to explore how they are each built to achieve their similar goal. He details the dynamics of human rights and humanitarian law, revealing that each performs a task for which it is better suited than the other, and that the fundamentals of each field remain partly incompatible. This helps us understand why their norms succeed in some ways and fail - at times spectacularly - in others. Provost's study represents innovative and in-depth research, covering all relevant materials from the UN, ICTY, ICTR, and regional organizations in Europe, Africa and Latin America. This will interest academics and graduate students in international law and international relations, as well as legal practitioners in related fields and NGOs active in human rights.

The Essential Academic Dean Or Provost

Author: Jeffrey L. Buller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118762150
Size: 42.45 MB
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The Essential Academic Dean Or Provost from the Author: Jeffrey L. Buller. The go-to reference for academic leaders seeking practical answers to everyday challenges The Essential Academic Dean or Provost explains the "how" of academic leadership, providing a practical, comprehensive, reality-based reference for almost any problem, challenge, or opportunity. This updated second edition includes new chapters on the difference between leadership and management in higher education, leadership in politically charged environments, effective strategies for making decisions, and working with associate deans or provosts, plus new case studies, new research, and ten additional chapters available on the companion website. Each topic deals concisely with the most important information deans and provosts need when faced with a particular situation, providing both a comprehensive guide to academic leadership as well as a ready reference to be consulted as needed. The role of a dean or provost at a modern university is extremely complex, involving budgeting, community relations, personnel decisions, management of a large enterprise, fundraising, and guiding a school, college, or entire institution toward a compelling vision of the future. The details academic leaders have to deal with are numerous and critical, and every little thing matters. This invaluable guide provides the answers you need when you need them, and gives you framework for successfully navigating your job's many competing demands. Build support for a shared vision of the future Interact effectively with different internal and external constituencies Learn decision-making techniques specific to the academic environment Set, supervise, and implement a budget that allows your programs to flourish Academic leaders need a handy, focused reference that provides authoritative answers to the many issues and questions that arise every day. With proven solutions to a multitude of challenges, The Essential Academic Dean or Provost shows academic leaders what they need to know in order to successfully guide their institutions into the future.