“Do you enjoy hanging out with lawyers?,” and other questions to consider before a move into the provost’s office.
The best way to defend yourself against the unscrupulous is to understand academe’s version of the "Simple Sabotage Field Manual."
Offered a “graceful exit” and time to search for a new leadership job, a former dean made a different choice and wonders about the fallout.
By all means, trumpet the successes of your strategic plan but don’t cover up the warts.
Don’t be afraid to give up on a goal that has proved overly ambitious, and other advice for administrators on strategic planning.
Some strategic plans fail because they are perceived as top-down mandates. Others collapse under the weight of too much input from too many committees. Here’s how to navigate the middle ground.
A new academic year means lots and lots of meetings. Here’s how to make them more productive and less contentious.
One of the biggest logjams in strategic planning occurs when the process begins without any agreement on how decisions will be made.