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Program leadership from a nordic perspective: Program leaders' power to influence their program
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Learning.
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KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.).
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2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th International CDIO Conference, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper a continuation research at five technical universities in Nordic countries (N5T network) in 2012 is presented, wheretheaim was to find out how the program leadersconceived their function, role and mandate, and the work situations between the universitieswere compared. The previous research demonstrated that programleadershave quite different positions, strategies and methods when it comes to monitoring and developing their programs.In this paper, a deeper investigationis carried out ofthe (im-) possibilitiesto make realinfluence on the study courses that constitutesthe respective Engineering study programs. Eightprogram leaders from thefiveN5Tuniversities have been interviewed, and theanalysis of these studies, has culminatedina model for the analysis of program leadership for Engineering educationdevelopment.

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Program leader, program director, education development, integration, leadership, power
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-120342OAI: diva2:614396
9th International CDIO Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 9–13, 2013.

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Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2013-08-26Bibliographically approved

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