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This book gives academic leaders new insights and practical tools, as well as language and strategies, for fostering a more constructive leadership style that plays to the strengths rather than the weaknesses of their institutions.


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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
Developing Effective Student-Faculty Partnerships
Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established models in this new endeavor, however. Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching offers administrators, faculty, and students both the theoretical grounding and practical guidelines needed to develop student-faculty partnerships that affirm and improve teaching and learning in higher education. Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program. Read Chapter 1 from this valuable guide now. More.

JOURNAL
Following Policy
In The Department Chair journal you’ll find such informative articles as “Policy: How to Stay on Top and Out of Trouble” by R. Kent Crookston. Most universities have hundreds of pages of policy that are continually growing and changing. A chair that sets out to become familiar with all institutional policy could quickly become overwhelmed. This article's five tips will help chairs navigate their instutitons' policies. Read the article from the summer 2014 issue now. More.

Quick Tips and Practical Advice

Q. How can chairs develop an effective departmental vision? Read More.

Q. Which strategies can help chairs to build a cohesive department? Read More.

Q. What are two major roles for community college chairs? Read More.

Sample Chapters and Articles

One of the most common admonitions to department chairs is “Make sure you know all campus policies and follow them.” Truth be told, it’s not possible to do this. Read More.

Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program. Read More.

This book takes an in-depth look at the current practice of governance in higher education and explores solutions for more effective functioning. Read More.

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