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This book is designed to help new administrators understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within the institution.


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This quarterly periodical for department chairs and deans features practical advice, useful information, and up-to-date resources. Its applications, techniques, case studies, strategies, and guidance are directly relevant to today's academic leaders.
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR SPOTLIGHT
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In Partnership with IDEA Education
Chair Feedback & Development Program
The IDEA Feedback System for Chairs is the only nationally available tool for chairs that provides feedback, analysis, and a customized plan for professional development based on priorities determined by the chair. It addresses two fundamental questions:
     –How effective am I perceived to be?
     –What might I do to improve? 

The Chair Feedback and Development Program connects individual feedback with a year of guided online professional development to help chairs and department heads succeed. More.

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT
Smart Financial Management for Community College Leaders
Community College Finance provides an introduction to best practices for community college leaders and their boards, with guidance on the complex regulations, processes, and considerations surrounding the financial management of these unique institutions. As community colleges continue to increase in importance, this book provides non-technical yet extensive information to guide current and future leaders toward the establishment of effective processes to secure and maintain the funding that is so crucial to the education and future of millions of students nationwide. Read Chapter 1 from this valuable guide now. More.

JOURNAL
Making the Most of Resources
In The Department Chair journal you’ll find such informative articles as “Mining from the Middle: Makng the Most of Resources” by Carol A. Mullen. Instead of lowering the bar for faculty productivity when times are tough, increase it by stretching your resources. This article explores how boundary-spanning chairs can make the unit's mission more action oriented and fiscally driven. Read the article from the spring 2015 issue now. More.

Quick Tips and Practical Advice

Q. How is the rigor of scholarship reviewed, both quantitatively and qualitatively? What are the pitfalls and barriers? Read More.

Q. How can chairs help guide faculty through the changing landscape of teaching? Read More.

Q. How can chairs employ mission-based advocacy? Read More.

Sample Chapters and Articles

Instead of lowering the bar for faculty productivity when times are tough, increase it by stretching your resources. Read More.

Community College Finance provides an introduction to best practices for community college leaders and their boards, with guidance on the complex regulations, processes, and considerations surrounding the financial management of these unique institutions. Read More.

In Starting Strong: A Mentoring Fable, Zachary and Fischler present a gratifying, practical fable. Read More.

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