Robert J. Sternberg suggests seven principles to keep in mind if you are applying to be a dean, provost or president.
Robert J. Sternberg
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February 7, 2013
Colleges can identify those at risk of dropping out, and then provide services and adopt policies to keep these students enrolled, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
October 10, 2012
Higher education, facing many challenges, needs to focus more on brand equity, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
July 24, 2012
Essay: Academic leaders shouldn't be sure they wouldn't have acted like their counterparts at Penn State
Penn State's scandal isn't just about the terrible decisions made there, but about how we are all vulnerable to ethical drift, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
April 3, 2012
Robert J. Sternberg considers why many colleges are unable to carry out plans for meaningful improvements of their institutions.
January 30, 2012
While the administration should be praised for focusing on rising tuition rates, it needs to craft its policies with care, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
December 21, 2011
Academics who become administrators need to unlearn behaviors they embraced as faculty members, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
November 10, 2011
The scandal at Penn State reminds us that smart leaders, including academic administrators, are particularly susceptible to fallacies in thinking that promote foolish behavior, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
September 27, 2011
The way professors prefer to teach may not match the way students can gain the most, writes Robert J. Sternberg.
February 8, 2011
Educators shouldn't be so quick to embrace a critique of colleges that is based on a narrow testing tool, writes Robert J. Sternberg.