ERIC Number: ED368165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Managing the Foreign Language Department: A Chairperson's Primer.
Slick, Sam L., Ed.; Klein, Richard B., Ed.
A collection of 31 articles addresses issues in college language department administration, focusing on the role and responsibilities of the department head. The following articles are included: "View from the Top: What a Liberal Arts College President Expects from a Language Department" (Schmidt); "View from the Top: What a Liberal Arts Dean Expects from a Language Department" (Allan); "View from the Top: What a Graduate School Dean Expects from a Language Department" (Reedy); "Raison d'etre: Foreign Languages and the Liberal Arts Today" (Sachs); "Administering Graduate Programs" (Schulman); "Recruiting and Hiring Faculty" (Mullen); "Evaluating Faculty" (Eustis); "Motivating Faculty Performance and Encouraging Scholarship" (Parr); "Employing and Managing Part-Time Faculty in Foreign Languages" (Bostick); "Grantsmanship: Establishing a Process" (Verzasconi); "Staff Development for Foreign Language Faculty" (Terry); "Coordinating Foreign Language Graduate Teaching Assistants" (Baldwin); "Long-Range Planning: Crisis Intervention and Putting a Troubled Department Back on Course" (Tatum); "Chairing the Small Department: Or When You're the Only One" (Klein); "Purpose and Function of Professional Associations and Meetings: Networking" (Gay-Crosier); "Legal Issues: Employment Discrimination, Sexual and Racial Harassment" (Zatlin); "Women's Issues: Sexism, Joint Appointments, and Other Troublesome Matters" (Sullivan); "Spaniards vs. Germans vs. French vs. Russians vs. Italians vs. Chinese vs. Japanese, etc.: The Blissfulness of Multiculturalism" (Lamoureux); "Teaching Foreign Languages and Literatures: Confrontation, Coexistence, or Collaboration" (Medley, Jr.); "The Foreign Language Department and Less Commonly Taught Languages" (Vieira); "The Foreign Language Department and Study Abroad Programs" (Zipser); "Academic and Career Advising for Foreign Language Majors and Minors" (Perricone); "The Chair and Collective Bargaining" (Zamora); "Teaching and Research in Institutions Large and Small" (Wellington); "Public Relations: Evolving Into the 'We-Care Attitude of Action'" (Dease); "Elementary and Intermediate Foreign Language Programs: Nervous from the Service" (Gallant); "The Foreign Language Department and Interdisciplinary Studies" (Slick); "Managing the Office: No, Secretaries Are Not God, Although They May Seem Like It" (Thames); "Foreign Language Departments at Two-Year Schools: The Issues before Us" (Fountain); "How Long to Stay on the Job: Counting the Gray Hairs" (Klein); and "Additional Items of Importance: What You Really Need to Know, but Didn't Know Enough to Ask" (Klein and Slick). (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Presidents, College Second Language Programs, Department Heads, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Program Administration, Second Languages
Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698 ($20 inclusive).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching.