Mend the Gap

Mend the Gap
November 29, 2022

Elizabeth H. Simmons answers colleagues’ questions about smoothing the pathway toward a fulfilling retirement.

January 13, 2022

Elizabeth H. Simmons reflects on some unexpected lessons she’s learned while serving as a chief academic officer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 7, 2017

Serving as an acting director, chair or dean? Elizabeth H. Simmons suggests how to approach issues of symbolism and presentation as you go about your work.

August 31, 2017

Stepping up to serve as an acting director, chair or dean? Elizabeth H. Simmons offers perspective on how to approach the tasks that lie ahead.

March 24, 2016

Nervous about a new leadership role? Review your scholarly skill set and prepare to apply it in a fresh context, says Elizabeth H. Simmons.

January 9, 2015

Diversity and inclusion can be challenging ideals to discuss, let alone realize. Elizabeth Simmons shares strategies gleaned from conversations with trusted colleagues.

September 12, 2014

Considering academic leadership at the institutional level? Elizabeth Simmons explains how pursuing a fellowship both prepared her for future positions and altered her perspective on her current position.

August 8, 2014

Elizabeth Simmons discusses fair and efficient selection processes for distributing raises, grant funds, workshop seats and other resources.

June 20, 2014

Elizabeth Simmons discusses how "productivity software" can smooth the path for new administrators -- and offers tips on the tools she finds most useful.

March 28, 2014

Hiring? About to make an offer? Elizabeth Simmons offers advice on what you need to know to make your upcoming negotiation a success.



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