ERIC Number: ED180326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
The Art of Administration.
Eble, Kenneth E.
Requirements for effective academic administration are considered. The focus is upon how administrators deal with their day-to-day tasks of working with faculty members and students. Administrative skills, attitudes, and qualities that can make the difference between an effective educational environment and one that is demoralized and adrift are discussed. Suggestions are made concerning using time efficiently, communicating with faculty, ways to increase job satisfaction, methods of getting the most from other people, and how to exercise authority diplomatically. The ways administrators can develop their leadership qualities, make sound faculty appointments, arrive at wise and timely decisions, and delegate authority with confidence are considered. A sense of how the ideas of leadership and service can be combined in academic administration and the way that administrators can contribute to the overall institutional goals of teaching, research, and public service are addressed. The book is directed toward all administrators who work with faculty--particularly department heads, chairpersons, deans, and divisional administrators--and to faculty members who are curious about administrative duties or considering an administrative position. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Administrators, College Administration, Deans, Department Heads, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Qualities, Teacher Administrator Relationship
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, P.O. Box 62425, San Francisco, CA 94162 ($10.95)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A