Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success

Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success

by Robert E. Cipriano


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Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Strategies for Success by Robert E. Cipriano

Written for department chairs and deans, this well-researchedresource offers a practical reference for how to create and sustaina more civil and harmonious departmental culture. Filled withuseful information, including relevant case law, the book givesreaders what they need to know to enhance the climate, culture, andcollegiality in an academic department, as well as theuniversity.

Praise for Facilitating a Collegial Department in HigherEducation

"Bob Cipriano has provided a book that addresses departmentcivility—a critical, ongoing problem in higher education. Thebook is rich in examples, best practices, and strategies fordealing with individuals as well as ways to build collegialdepartments?. Not only is the book packed with information, theauthor also has an engaging writing style and wit."—Daniel W.Wheeler, higher education consultant; professor emeritus and formerhead, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

"Pull out a fresh highlighter before opening this book! Beprepared to immediately collect practical, usable tools forbuilding civility in your department from an experienced chair andsuccessful workshop presenter."—Sharon Brookshire, director ofconferences, Division of Continuing Education, Kansas StateUniversity

"Department chairs' greatest job dissatisfaction emanates fromcolleagues in conflict. Bob Cipriano teaches and guides us, firsthow to deal with toxic colleagues and then how to turn yourdepartment into a collegial environment."—Walter Gmelch, dean,School of Education, University of San Francisco

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470903018
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/16/2011
Series: Jossey-Bass Resources for Department Chairs Series , #130
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 742,771
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Cipriano is professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Southern Connecticut State University and is a recognized expert on collegiality, conflict management, and communication in higher education. He has conducted research on the topic of collegiality and conflict management and writes, presents, and consults frequently with a variety of institutions.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Jeffrey L. Buller).


Chapter 1 Collegiality and Civility in Higher Education.

Chapter 2 Respectful Codes and Hiring for Collegiality.

Chapter 3 Strategies for Promoting Collegiality.

Chapter 4 Managing Conflict Within the Department.

Chapter 5 University-Wide Responsibilities in Promoting aCollegial Campus.

Chapter 6 Structural Realignment, Budgetary Support, andCyberbullying (Ellen R. Beatty).

Chapter 7 Case Law Regarding Collegiality in HigherEducation.


Appendix: A Four-Year Study of Department Chairs.


The Author.


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