Five tips for transitioning into senior administration: Opinion

Manya Whitaker discusses five factors that faculty members can consider as they transition from professorial life to senior administration. The author encourages future administrators to reflect on what they are leaving behind when taking on a leadership position and prepare for a new schedule and time demands that may come with the role. In terms of fit, Whitaker encourages leaders to think about the match between skill set and leadership role, consider their reputation and how it might aid in their leadership, and prepare to set aside their ego when working with others. “[Y]ou will do the job better if you are honest with yourself about your satisfaction with the work,” writes Whitaker. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Subscription) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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