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Chairing the Academic Department: Leadership Among Peers
Chairing the Academic Department Leadership Among Peers Author:Allan Tucker [Adapted from author's Preface, pp. xiii-xiv:] A key position in the hierarchy of college and university administration is that of department chairperson, for it is the chairperson who must supervise the translation of institutional goals and policies into academic practice. Yet most chairpersons are drawn from faculty ranks and assume the posit... more »ion having had little administrative experience. Moreover, few opportunities for orientation and training are available to them.
This book reflects further revisions of information gathered from chairpersons around the country to help define the primary issues confronting departments.
The 14 chapters in this book deal with common problems that chairpersons encounter. Departments vary considerably in size, age, and level of maturity. Modes of department governance also vary greatly as do chairpersons' personalities and leadership styles. This book presents examples of common department problems and shows how some of these were solved.« less