ERIC Number: ED356710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Center for the Study of the Department Chair (CSDC) Newsletter, 1990-1992.
CSDC Newsletter, v1 n1-3 1990 v2 n1-3 1991-92
This document consists of the six issues of the "CSDC Newsletter" issued in 1990-1991. This publication offers professional information, articles, and research findings on questions relating to the work and role of academic department chairs. The first issue contains an article on chairs as faculty developers and their unique role in helping colleagues grow professionally. The second issue offers an article on chairs in transition between administrative and academic roles and chairs under stress due to the complex and sometimes conflicting roles they play. The third issue explores why chairpeople are willing to serve in the position and to accept the tasks that the job typically entails. The fourth issue contains a paper on chairpersons' job satisfaction, noting that a national survey found that less than two percent of those responding said that they were satisfied all or most of the time. This issue also offers an outline of the dilemmas typically faced by those filling this role. The fifth issue looks at the price that persons who chair departments pay for undertaking academic leadership in terms of time off from scholarly pursuits and the excessive stress that comes from trying to balance two equally heavy demands--the managerial and the academic. The final issue takes up roles of department chairs including that of scholar, faculty developer, and leader and manager. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Career Ladders, College Administration, College Faculty, Department Heads, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Responsibility
Center for the Study of the Department Chair, Department of Educational Administration and Supervision, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2136.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: University Council for Educational Administration.; Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Center for the Study of the Department Chair.