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Academic leadership : a practical guide to chairing the department

Author: Deryl R Leaming
Publisher: Bolton, Mass. : Anker Pub. Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

As the responsibilities entailed in being a department chairperson are ever evolving, those who occupy the position must continually adapt and build upon their skills in order to meet new challenges  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leaming, Deryl R.
Academic leadership.
Bolton, Mass. : Anker Pub. Co., ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deryl R Leaming
ISBN: 9781933371177 193337117X
OCLC Number: 70887187
Description: xviii, 491 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Leadership --
Advice for new chairpersons --
Seven habits of successful chairpersons --
Providing leadership --
Duties and responsibilities of chairpersons --
Timesaving tips for effective chairpersons --
Communicating --
Department --
Developing a departmental vision --
Improving your department --
Developing outcome assessment programs --
Managing change --
Building and maintaining morale --
Managing conflict --
Working with constituents --
Working with your dean --
Dealing with curriculum matters --
Conducting effective meetings --
Budget and financial management --
Legal issues --
Avoiding legal problems --
Understanding sexual harassment and the Americans with Disabilities Act --
Faculty --
Recruiting and hiring faculty --
Retaining, mentoring, and terminating faculty --
Strategies for faculty development --
Evaluating faculty performance --
Handling promotion and tenure issues --
Dealing with chronic low achievers --
Dealing with difficult faculty --
Students --
Recruiting and retaining students --
Dealing with emotional and disrespectful student behavior --
Looking ahead --
Moving up the administrative ladder --
Where do you go from here? --
Other Titles: Academic leadership :
Responsibility: Deryl R. Leaming.
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"Academic Leadership should prove a useful resource for most department chairpersons." (Education Review)

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