University Management Practices and Academic Staff Job Satisfaction: Perspectives from Kenya

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The exponential expansion of University education in Kenya in the 21st century has seen management of such institutions encountering various challenges. This book focuses on presenting evidence, from actual practices, on how key university leaders have managed the activities of their institutions’ academic staff to ensure job satisfaction. Key topical issues brought out in this book include; managerial leadership practices, management styles, staff training and development and, recognition, promotions, rewards, remuneration, compensation and benefits, all in relation to job satisfaction. The book therefore seeks to not only share useful information on existing (enacted) university management practices and the impact thereof on academic staff job satisfaction but also stir conversation on what else needs to be done in fostering meaningful developments in the management of human resource at university level in general. The information in this book is certainly relevant to a set of stakeholders in the university sector including university managers, University academics, and researchers in the human resource management field.

Prof Henry K. Kiplangat is the Vice Chancellor of Kabarak University, Kenya. He holds a PhD from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, MA in Education from the University of Lancaster, UK, B.Ed (Arts) from Kenyatta University, Kenya, and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from the Centre for Corporate Governance, Kenya. His area of research is Educational Administration and Planning. Dr. Kiplangat served as a School Principal for 20 years (Six years at Sacho High School and fourteen years at Moi High School-Kabarak). He is a recipient of Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) and the Order of the Grand Warrior of Kenya (OGW) awarded by the President of the Republic of Kenya in recognition of his service in the education sector in Kenya. Dr. Kiplangat has been a Trainer of trainers at the Kenya Education Staff Institute (KESI), now Kenya Educational Management Institute (KEMI), and a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD). Besides, he is married to Prof. Gladys Jerobon Kiptiony and are blessed with three children.

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