ERIC Number: EJ549286
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
The Deanship as a Cross-Cultural Experience.
English, Richard A.
New Directions for Higher Education, n98 p21-29 Sum 1997
Understanding and communication between the off-campus culture of practicing professionals and the on-campus culture of academic research and education require special skills of the professional school dean including maintaining a sense of fairness, insisting on excellence, encouraging collaboration, demonstrating respect for faculty governance while insisting on administrative prerogatives, rewarding cooperation, using conflict to promote change, keeping perspective, and patience. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, College Administration, College Environment, Deans, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Interprofessional Relationship, Professional Education, School Community Relationship, Subcultures
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "The Professional School Dean: Meeting the Leadership Challenges" Number 98.