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Strengthening Departmental Leadership: A Team-Building Guide for Chairs in Colleges and Universities

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0012-0
320 pages
October 1994, Jossey-Bass
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A first-rate book, well worth reading. Ann Lucas has taken years of research and reflection and distilled them into an easily understood, useful volume designed to help department chairs develop their leadership skills.
--William E. Cashin, director, Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, Kansas State University

A practical guide to developing the survival skills that chairs need in order to function as leaders and build cohesive teams in departments.
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Table of Contents

1. Strengthening Leadership at the Departmental Level.

2. Roles and Responsibilities of Chairs.

3. Leading the Academic Department.

4. Motivating, Evaluating, and Rewarding Faculty Members.

5. Supporting Effective Teaching in the Department.

6. Providing Feedback on Classroom Teaching.

7. Enhancing Commitments to Scholarship and Service.

8. Team Building Through Supportive Communication.

9. Managing Conflict.

10. Using Feedback from the Department.

11. The Dean's Role in Developing Departmental Leadership.

12. Survival Skills for Department Chairs.

13. Personal Strategies for Strengthening Leadership Effectiveness.
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Author Information

ANN F. LUCAS is professor of organization development and former campus chair in the Department of Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she is founder and former director of the Office of Professional and Organizational Development. She is the author of The Department Chair's Role in Enhancing College Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 1989).
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"A first-rate book, well worth reading....Ann Lucas has taken years of research and reflection and distilled them into an easily understood, useful volume designed to help department chairs develop their leadership skills." --William E. Cashin, director, Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development, Kansas State University

"No else in the field has a background like Ann Lucas' (including clinical psychology and organizational development), and no else offers such knowledgeable guidance for chairs as motivators and mentors, as jugglers of difficult and unexpected situations, as action researchers who determine and document their own effectiveness. Highly recommAnded!" --Robert Boice, professor of pyschology, SUNY, Stony Brook
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