Academic Leadership A Practical Guide to Chairing the Department

ISBN-10: 193337117X
ISBN-13: 9781933371177
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: As the responsibilities entailed in being a department chairperson are ever evolving, those who occupy the position must continually adapt and build upon their skills in order to meet new challenges and expectations. In the first edition of Academic  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/3/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

As the responsibilities entailed in being a department chairperson are ever evolving, those who occupy the position must continually adapt and build upon their skills in order to meet new challenges and expectations. In the first edition of Academic Leadership, Deryl R. Leaming helped thousands of chairpersons navigate changes in higher education and effectively lead their departments. While maintaining its focus on practical application, this new edition has been significantly revised and expanded to address new aspects of the role of department chairs. Now organized into six parts, the second edition contains best practices and ideas from some of today's leading scholars. It also incorporates information on emerging challenges and expectations for department chairpersons, including Developing a departmental vision Working with constituents Retaining students Conflict management Mentoring faculty Post-tenure review Written to assist chairpersons in carrying out their duties, each concise chapter offers advice and practical suggestions for aspiring, new, and experienced chairpersons. Readers are provided with the expectations of the chair role as well as examples for handling specific tasks. In addition, this book encourages chairpersons to analyze their departments in order to effect improvement and develop their own approaches to solving problems. Featuring useful checklists, tables, and sample forms, this book also provides practical tools on the key areas of chair work_departmental management; interacting with faculty, students, and upper administration; financial matters; legal issues; assessment and evaluation. This invaluable resource will help guide chairpersons through the many responsibilities of their position.

About the Author
Foreword. Preface
Leadership
Advice for New Chairpersons
Seven Habits of Successful Chairpersons
Providing Leadership
Duties and Responsibilities of Chairpersons
Timesaving Tips for Effective Chairpersons
Communicating
Department
Developing a Departmental Vision
Improving Your Department
Developing Outcome Assessment Programs
Managing Change
Building and Maintaining Morale
Managing Conflict
Working With Constituents
Working With Your Dean
Dealing With Curriculum Matters
Conducting Effective Meetings
Budget and Financial Management
Legal Issues
Avoiding Legal Problems
Understanding Sexual Harassment and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Faculty
Recruiting and Hiring Faculty
Retaining, Mentoring, and Terminating Faculty
Strategies for Faculty Development
Evaluating Faculty Performance
Handling Promotion and Tenure Issues
Dealing With Chronic Low Achievers
Dealing With Difficult Faculty
Students
Recruiting and Retaining Students
Dealing With Emotional and Disrespectful Student Behavior
Looking Ahead
Moving Up the Administrative Ladder
Where Do You Go From Here?
Appendixes
Index

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