Colleges -- especially those facing major financial difficulties -- need leaders who can craft a vision as well as carry it out, write Yoram and Edith Neumann.
Eli Jones shares advice on how to avoid common pitfalls.
Lucy Leske considers the errors that she sees derail candidacies of good people for leadership jobs in higher ed.
The role of the chief business officer is changing (and expanding) dramatically, and current and prospective CBOs must broaden their skills and approaches, write Thomas Ayers and Karen Goldstein.
Terri E. Givens describes her decision, six years after returning to a faculty job, to become a provost.
Susan Henking wonders if it's possible to be a college president and speak truth to power.
Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt writes that it's important for faculty members to consider and go after jobs as administrators.
Mandi Stewart writes about recovering from the shock and creating a plan to move forward.
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.
Christine Helwick describes some of the financial and managerial problems that trip up college leaders -- and how to avoid them.