Being aware of how you, your words, and your actions are perceived is not vanity — it’s common sense.
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.
Humanities courses have plenty to offer every student: We simply need to get our best faculty members on the job.
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.
The hiring profile for a campus-leadership position is often an elaborate, committee-drawn projection of myriad hopes and contradictory needs. Certain meta-qualities, however, tend to stand out as universally sought after, whether the opening is for a department chair or a president. Foremost among them is "vision." As in: "The...
Self-awareness as a leader in higher education does not mean being proud of your faults.