Be as transparent as possible about the reason why someone or something deserves to be favored.
Emotion, ego, and ideology jumble with finances, and the solutions are never simple and self-evident.
Professors should be alarmed at the amateurish way in which faculty-employment issues are often handled.
Chairs are notoriously stuck in the middle, serving everyone in all directions.
A look at the pros and cons of moving from department chair into a senior leadership post.
To be effective in senior administration, you have to think about the how of communication delivery, not just the what.
Some colleagues will drop you before the ink dries on the announcement of your return to the faculty. But others will renew your faith in people.
A temporary leadership gig can elevate your career prospects, or sink them entirely.
To succeed as an academic leader you must become a bean counter, but a sensitive one.
Faculty plots and revolts are not inevitable against leaders who are newcomers to academe.
In a new series, an ex-administrator chronicles his unexpected return to faculty life.
How relentless administrative turnover makes it hard for me to do my job as a faculty member.
How to make the most of those early months on the job.
What to do as you prepare to be in charge.
What do you do when you’re not included in the new president’s plans?