Department Chair as Academic Leader

ISBN-10: 1573561347
ISBN-13: 9781573561341
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/13/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Walter H. Gmelch is the Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. Formerly he served as Dean of the College of Education at Iowa State University and Interim Dean of the College of Education, Professor, and Chair of the Educational Leadership and Counseling Psychology Department at Washington State University. Currently, Walt Gmelch also serves as Director of the National Center for the Study of Academic Leadership.As educator, management consultant, university administrator, and former business executive, Gmelch has conducted research and written extensively on the topics of leadership, team development, conflict, and stress and time management. He has published numerous articles, books, and scholarly papers in national and international journals. Gmelch is author or co-author of eleven books. Today, he is one of the leading researchers in the study of academic leaders in higher education, serving as editor of two journals and on the editorial board of a half dozen other journals including The Department Chair, Innovative Higher Education, Academic Leadership, and the Center for Academic Leadership Newsletter. He has directed two national studies of 1,600 university department chairs in the United States, one study of 1,580 Australian department heads, another investigation of 1,000 community college chairs, and recently has completed an international study of 2,000 academic deans in Australia and America.Gmelch has received numerous honors including a Kellogg National Fellowship, the University Council for Educational Administration Distinguished Professor Award, the Faculty Excellence Award for Research, and the Education Press Award of America. In addition, he served in the Danforth Leadership Program; has been an advisor to the Salzburg Seminar on Higher Education; and has been an Australian Research Fellow.

Foreword
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Roles and Responsibilities: Past, Present, and Future
The Academic Department: A New Geography Roles and Responsibilities of Department Chairs
The Department and its People
The Chair and Department Members Recruiting the Department's Constituents
Faculty Work and Workload Developing and Evaluating Department Members
The Department and its Operations
The Department as a Collectivity Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Student
Advising Resource Management for Chairs Strategic Planning in the Department
The Department and the University
The Chair and the Dean Legal Issues for Chairs Evaluating the Department
The Chair and External Audiences
Epilogue
Index

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