The economic fallout of Covid-19 means administrators will be killing more ideas than they approve. But you can lessen the odds that your no will be taken as a personal or political affront.
Taking a leadership post in higher education has never been such a risky career proposition.
For campus administrators feeling torn by doubt amid Covid-19, here are some ideas on how to move your decision-making forward in uncertain times.
It’s time — right now — for better communication from administrators about the pandemic fallout on campuses at this very moment, for the summer, and in preparation for the fall.
A college president chronicles how she dealt with candid comments from a search consultant about her appearance.
Time and again, leaders who chose to hang tough and not bail from a struggling campus find that their bold actions end up tainting their job prospects at other institutions.
The way we hire tenure-track professors takes a toll on candidates and departments. Here’s how the system could be better.
A black woman’s recent promotion to the top faculty rank happened, she writes, "not because times have changed, but because I beat the odds."
My goal was to have coffee with every faculty member. Besides discovering the effects of too much caffeine, here are a few of the lessons I’ve picked up so far about provosting.
In a male-dominated discipline, job candidates who cannot see that the playing field is uneven have no hope of correcting it.
How the "Ringelmann Effect" might be damaging your department, your committee, or your career.
A great failure in our current academic system is the inconsistency of managers receiving — or providing — regular, specific, quality feedback on job performance.
Whether you are a chair, a dean, or a provost, you will spend a lot of time repeating yourself.
A professor who had always resisted the call takes his first steps on the administrative path.
Be as transparent as possible about the reason why someone or something deserves to be favored.