Translating Teaching Skills to Leadership Roles

Academic Leader

On the surface, the skills it takes to be a good professor would not seem to translate very well to academic leadership positions. But the similarities between a good seminar teacher and a good department chair or committee head are striking, says Elizabeth Boylan, provost and dean of the faculty at Barnard College. Faculty need to recognize this, and institutions need to be more intentional about developing these skills in their faculty.

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