The Academic Chair's Handbook

The Academic Chair's Handbook

by Daniel W. Wheeler, Alan T. Seagren, Linda Wysong Becker, Edward R. Kinley
     
 

Practically focused, easily accessible, this book is directly relevant to the academic environment in which department chairs operate. The authors—internationally known experts in academic administration—conducted interviews with department chairs and heads at 38 academic institutions from across the U.S. and Canada, public and private, two-year

Overview

Practically focused, easily accessible, this book is directly relevant to the academic environment in which department chairs operate. The authors—internationally known experts in academic administration—conducted interviews with department chairs and heads at 38 academic institutions from across the U.S. and Canada, public and private, two-year and four-year.

The extensive interviews resulted in four thematic patterns that covered the overarching issues department chairs face: quality, change, culture, and leadership. Each chapter is packed with practical advice and concludes with questions and resources to help chairs develop constructive responses to the myriad issues facing them.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Updates to the second edition of this handbook for academic department chairs and division heads reflect changes in the relationship between academic leadership, faculty, and students in the age of the internet. (BookNews, 06/05/08)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470197653
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/18/2008
Series:
Jossey-Bass Resources for Department Chairs Series, #127
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
678,597
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Daniel W. Wheeler is professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Alan T. Seagren is professor emeritus and director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Linda Wysong Becker is vice president for student services at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Edward R. Kinley is associate vice president for academic affairs and chief information officer at Indiana State University. Dara D. Mlinek is a former research assistant and instructor in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and participated in the research efforts focused on chairs. Kenneth J. Robson has served as a department chair, dean, and vice president. He is currently engaged in a higher education consulting practice with his partner J. Judith Eifert.

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