Why the art of compromise is essential for department chairs

University faculty who move into the leadership position of department chair must be skilled in the art of compromise, writes David Evans, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty at Buena Vista University in Iowa. These leaders must bridge the gap between administration and faculty, ensuring smooth operation of the department while addressing faculty concerns, Evans notes in this blog post. "[M]y main discovery was that the chair's mediating role also went the other way -- to advocate for, or at least make possible, the functioning of institutional policies and initiatives at the departmental level," he writes.

View Full Article in:

Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
San Francisco Unified is Accepting Applications for 2015-16!
San Francisco Unified school District
San Frnacisco, CA
San Francisco Unified is Accepting Applications for 2015-16!
San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco, CA
Principal
Tapestry Public Charter School
Atlanta, GA
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Ball State University
Muncie, IN