Administrators' Jobs

Administrators' Jobs
May 18, 2017

Employment agreements for presidents are becoming increasingly complex and bear little resemblance to the typical appointment letters for faculty leaders or other senior administrators, write James Finkelstein and Judith Wilde.

May 10, 2017

Hershey H. Friedman and Frimette Kass-Shraibman provide a tongue-in-cheek primer to help dishonest senior administrators advance in their careers.

May 4, 2017

Presidential spouse Mort Maimon takes a CIA-like approach to try to uncover the campus issues his wife is coping with.

April 26, 2017

It is easy to relegate complaints about employee reward systems to ego or jealousy, writes Michael Bugeja, but such grievances might have merit if those systems are defective.

March 22, 2017

C. K. Gunsalus, Richard P. Wheeler and Ruth Watkins recommend five linked steps to help academic leaders improve struggling units.

March 15, 2017

How can you as a senior administrator best handle situations in which you're caught between important constituencies with very conflicting demands? Barbara McFadden Allen, Robin Kaler and Ruth Watkins explore a hypothetical situation along those lines.

March 9, 2017

It’s possible to be an excellent administrative leader and still find time for leisure, health and social connections, write Joya Misra and Jennifer Lundquist, and here’s how.

March 2, 2017

Elizabeth H. Simmons offers advice on how deans, chairs and directors can make academics outside the tenure system feel valued, rewarded, included and consulted.

March 1, 2017

Signing one may make it difficult for you to get another job, warns Robert Holyer. 

February 8, 2017

Then you should tell someone -- and here’s how, writes Judith White.

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