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Balancing Leadership and Life

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.

Supporting Academic Staff

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

Nondisclosure Agreements: Be Cautious

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

Do Deans Make Better Presidents Than Provosts?

Why might the dean-to-president route become more common, asks Carl J. Strikwerda, and what might it reveal about the evolving paths to the presidency?

The Importance of Culture

New administrators need to be sensitive to the culture of their workplace, even when making an internal move, advises Terri E. Givens.

Is Silence Golden?

When’s the best time for a college or university leader to take a public stand? Barbara McFadden Allen, Ruth Watkins and Robin Kaler explore a hypothetical scenario.

Why You? Why Us? Why Now?

Elaine P. Maimon explains why effectively interviewing for a job is often like speed dating.

Lessons on the Path to the Presidency

Carmen Twillie Ambar shares five pieces of advice for senior women administrators in the academy.