How Chairs Help Departments Become Great

Academic Leader

Being an effective chair has always been a challenging task. However, lately the game has intensified. Assorted higher education rating rituals have fueled competition that has many presidents scrambling to lay claims for distinction. The pressure trickles down to the sometimes hapless chair, who can no longer settle for doing merely a good job but must now try to achieve greatness and must guarantee that others in his or her charge are achieving greatness too.†

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