On Being a Department Head, a Personal View / Edition 1

On Being a Department Head, a Personal View / Edition 1

by John B. Conway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0821806157

ISBN-13: 9780821806159

Pub. Date: 10/07/1996

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

This unique book presents a witty, well-written personal view about the experience of being a department head. Those in academia will profit from the author's inside view, and other department heads and chairs—new and old—will benefit from the experiences of this keenly observant colleague.  See more details below

Overview

This unique book presents a witty, well-written personal view about the experience of being a department head. Those in academia will profit from the author's inside view, and other department heads and chairs—new and old—will benefit from the experiences of this keenly observant colleague.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821806159
Publisher:
American Mathematical Society
Publication date:
10/07/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
107
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1What does it take to be a department head1
2Interviewing for the job3
3Should you accept the appointment9
4Why do I enjoy being a head11
5The agenda15
6Some ideas for an agenda17
7Clean house or resurrect21
8Offering a quality professional life23
9Departmental personalities25
10Ethics27
11Salaries33
12Giving raises36
13Retention, tenure, and promotion42
14Recruiting50
15Perquisites and travel64
16Staff67
17People vs Institutions70
18Nominating colleagues for honors72
19Meeting outside offers73
20Stay active in mathematics77
21Making decisions79
22Lean years and plush years84
23Perseverance86
24Paperwork87
25How to form a committee91
26Dealing with budgets93
27Meetings with the dean95
28Relations with other departments96
29Dress100
30Socializing101
When Should You Quit103

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