potential applicant for an interim position September 5, 2022

Interim Administrative Appointments in Higher Education: Considerations for Potential Applicants

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In a recent article, we delineated several institutional motivations for and benefits of interim administrative appointments. Initially, the appointing administrator elects to immediately launch a full search or to make an internal (or even external) interim appointment. Relevant considerations might



Building Best Practices for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness May 16, 2022

Stepping Out of Silos: Building Best Practices for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness

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Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness are two of the most important units within any higher education entity and are necessary to ensure an institution is focused on accomplishing the mission. Academic Affairs is familiar to those who have functioned in



creating strong chair-dean relationship April 4, 2022

Creating a Strong Chair-Dean Partnership: What Chairs Can Do from Their End (Part 2)

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In Part 1 of this two-part series on strengthening the relationship between chairs and deans, we discussed prioritizing student success and satisfaction, capitalizing on the institution’s greatest investment—the faculty— and developing a vision that goes beyond departmental considerations. Here we


Creating a Strong Chair-Dean Partnership with a handshake March 21, 2022

Creating a Strong Chair-Dean Partnership: What Chairs Can Do from Their End (Part 1)

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In viewing the organizational structure of our colleges and universities, there is a common hierarchy of faculty, chairs, deans, and higher administration that includes a president or campus leader and may include a provost or the equivalent. Much has been