ERIC Number: ED481388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Deans' Balancing Acts: Education Leaders and the Challenges They Face.
Gmelch, Walter H., Ed.
This collection of papers addresses the personal challenges academics face in successfully responding to "the call" to academic leadership, focusing on who academic deans are, unique challenges to women deans, stress impacting deans' ability to lead, keys to successful entry into the deanship, organizational strategies for leading successfully, effective executive behaviors of deans, and critical challenges for the future. After "Foreword" (Allen D. Glenn) and "Introduction: The Call to Leadership," seven papers include: (1) "The Education Dean's Search for Balance" (Walter H. Gmelch and Mimi Wolverton); (2) "A Matter of Degree: Men and Women Deans of Education" (Mimi Wolverton); (3) "To Dean or Not to Dean: Personal and Professional Considerations" (Dee Hopkins); (4) "The Dean's Rites of Passage: Transition to Leadership" (Walter H. Gmelch); (5) "Understanding the Organization Where Deans Work: Frames and Models" (Carol Merz); (6) "Executive Behavior Patterns of Academic Deans" (Jerlando F.L. Jackson); and (7) "The Deans of the Future" (Dale G. Andersen). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Deans, Administrator Behavior, Administrator Effectiveness, College Administration, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Leadership Qualities, Stress Variables, Women Administrators
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.