ERIC Number: ED326163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Managers, Movers and Missionaries: Who Leads the Graduate School?
Communicator, spec ed Nov 90
The paper outlines the advantages of fixed term appointments for graduate school deans, discusses the character of decanal leadership, and explores the place of power and authority within leadership. Decanal leadership is described as the process by which deans induce faculty, students, university administrators, and alumni to further the educational goals that embody the shared values and aspirations of the graduate school. Types of leadership roles are described, including manager, mover and shaker, diplomat, and missionary. Ten decanal do's and don'ts are offered, such as "be frugal in your call on faculty expertise,""take advantage of the latent benefits of committee memberships,""define your priorities early and stick to them," and "seek the advice of legal counsel, but treat it as advisory." (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, College Administration, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Individual Power, Leadership
Council of Graduate Schools, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Columbia University NY
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Association of Graduate Schools (Minneapolis, MN, September 24, 1989).