The New Dean's Survival Guide: Advice from an Academic Leader

The New Dean's Survival Guide: Advice from an Academic Leader
OVERVIEW

Have you been newly hired as a dean or are you looking for practical tips to help you navigate the challenges and responsibilities in your position as an academic leader? Find numerous tools and strategies to address challenges, successes, and issues leaders face with this comprehensive survival guide with advice for deans, provosts, and managers in higher education.

The New Deanís Survival Guide: Advice from an Academic Leader is a must-have guide for new and seasoned deans and administrators. While the role of a dean is often underappreciated or overlooked in higher education, the reality is that the role is a rewarding and challenging one that can benefit from advice from a seasoned professional.

Whether starting a new position as a dean or navigating increasing workloads as a seasoned academic leader, deans can benefit from this comprehensive guide that appeals to all levels of management in a higher education setting. Author Thomas McDaniel, PhD shares practical advice from his 50-year career as a dean, relaying tips and strategies laced with humor and humility.

This handy guide gives academic leaders the resources they need to understand the ins and outs of what McDaniel calls ďdeaning,Ē tools for communicating and managing faculty and students, as well as advice on how to work with administrators in an efficient manner. This guide identifies the traits of an academic dean and recognizes common issues faced by academic leaders. Learn appropriate responses to challenges and identify options for career growth in higher education.

The New Deanís Survival Guide: Advice from an Academic Leader also dives into the deanís demise, reflections of a retired dean and the accountability conundrum. Academic leaders benefit from hands-on tips and advice that focuses on career growth or completion upon leaving a deanship position.

BENEFITS

This book gives you the techniques and strategies you need to navigate your role as an academic leader and offers tips and advice from a seasoned professional. Leaders discover techniques for navigating delegation, faculty and student communication, working with administration, and making effective decisions to benefit educational institutions.

The New Deanís Survival Guide: Advice from an Academic Leader is a resource you can turn to time and time again as you grow and develop through your career.

TOPICS COVERED

The New Deanís Survival Guide: Advice from an Academic Leader gives every new dean or seasoned academic leader an action plan for thinking outside of the box as a higher education leader, with expert help on how to:

  • Identify the traits of an academic dean
  • Pinpoint traits that are desirable to effective leadership
  • Understand multiple leadership and personal skills that are effective in academic settings
  • Recognize common issues faced by academic leaders
  • Craft appropriate responses to faculty, student, and administrator concerns
  • Select options for career growth

AUDIENCE

The New Deanís Survival Guide: Advice from an Academic Leader is perfect for the novice or seasoned dean, academic leader or higher education administrator. The collection of practical advice explores multiple leadership and personal skills that help academic leaders thrive in various scenarios and settings. Learn more about the role of a dean, how successful deans delegate, how to boost faculty morale and strategies for successfully navigating the art of diplomacy. McDaniel shares his experiences with making decisions, consulting with faculty, maintaining relationships with presidents and provosts and crafting evaluations. Additional chapters focus on freedom of speech issues, academic freedom, the practicality of liberal arts education and even the retirement process. You get valuable tips and advice that help you rethink scholarly publication for tenure, survive regional accreditation, and utilize the deanís dirty dozen to your advantage.

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