Dealing with Dysfunction: A Book for University Leaders

Dealing with Dysfunction: A Book for University Leaders

by Richard T. Castallo


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Dealing with Dysfunction provides a real-life view of a college department gone awry. A complete lack of trust exists between faculty, department chairs past and present; and particularly within the faculty itself. Name calling, sabotage, and an unwillingness to even be in the same room with department colleagues to discuss matters involving student and program concerns have become the norm. When pressed to participate in a meeting, one faculty member states: “You can make me come there, but you can’t make me say a word, and I won’t.”
Acknowledging the professionalism of the vast majority of college professors that staff institutions of higher education, Dealing with Dysfunction looks at the options a chair and dean have available to them when dealing with a cadre of professors in a department that unable to work together.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475834826
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 166
Sales rank: 958,018
Product dimensions: 5.93(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Rick Castallo is a professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University at Northridge. In addition to 25 years as a department chair, he has several years experience as a school teacher and administrator; he has been a consultant to hundreds of school boards, faculties, and administrative teams concerned with improving working relationships in their schools.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Opportunity
Chapter 2: A Bottle of Wine and a Lot of Rumination
Chapter 3: The Plan
Chapter 4: Leadership in Universities: Oxymoron in Action
Chapter 5: Leadership in Departments
Chapter 6: Getting Started
Chapter 7: Jennifer: Vulnerable Reluctant & Anthony: Senior Resistor
Chapter 8: Mary: Passive Resistor
Chapter 9: Antoine: Self-centered
Chapter 10: Sandy: Committed Reluctant & Wanda: Junior Level Committed
Chapter 11: Andrew: Committed Reluctant & Bruce: Passive-Aggressive Resistor
Chapter 12: Bill: Committed and Angry
Chapter 13: The Year Ends
Chapter 14: Five Years Later
Chapter 15: Suggestions

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