ERIC Number: EJ1004370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 0
Academic Leadership 2.0
Buller, Jeffrey L.
Academe, v99 n3 p28-33 May-Jun 2013
Academic Leadership 2.0 means making an administrative partnership with the faculty the cornerstone of an institution's culture. Administrators have to stop thinking of themselves as operating on a different level from the faculty. The fear many administrators have is that if they demonstrate their willingness to advocate for the faculty, the faculty will walk all over them. But giving someone a voice isn't the same thing as giving them whatever they want. Deans and provosts and presidents appoint faculty members because they value their expertise and respect their accomplishments. That value and respect must continue, with "all" university constituents working together as partners. This new relationship among the governing board, administration, and faculty would require faculty to work differently. They have to take shared governance seriously, delegating not just responsibility but also authority.
Descriptors: Faculty, Governance, Governing Boards, Student Attitudes, Leadership, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Accountability
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