Presentation Theme

Working with Faculty and Administration

Presentation Type

Interactive Workshop (105 minute solution-based workshop)

Abstract

Politics is a term often frowned upon as it pertains to the role of an academic leader. However as chair for almost 30 years it has become an essential yet sometimes unwanted aspect of the daily rigors of the position. This workshop explores the advantages and pitfalls of “playing politics” as a department chair and allows interactivity among participants in “what if” scenarios.

Keywords

politics, leadership, administration, governance, faculty

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The Inevitability of Playing Politics as Chair: Advantages and Pitfall

Politics is a term often frowned upon as it pertains to the role of an academic leader. However as chair for almost 30 years it has become an essential yet sometimes unwanted aspect of the daily rigors of the position. This workshop explores the advantages and pitfalls of “playing politics” as a department chair and allows interactivity among participants in “what if” scenarios.