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Rites of Passage [microform] : Transition to the Deanship / Walter H. Gmelch
Bib ID 5667832
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Gmelch, Walter H
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2000 
36 p. 
Summary

This paper discusses how deans make successful transitions to leadership positions. It focuses on six areas: the typical stages of adult development; the rites of passage of new deans; how academics are socialized into administration; the keys for successful entry into the role of dean; what beginning academic leaders need to know; and what strategies new deans employ in order to begin establishing their professional identities. The paper discusses stages of transition into the new deanship: (1) engagement (the professorial plateau); (2) separation (the ending of an era), which includes disengagement, disidentification, disenchantment and disorientation; (3) transition (the valley of despair); (4) incorporation (the new beginning); and re-engagement/renewal (the stage of success). Factors influencing dean transition include the new dean's origin, experience, gender, ethnicity, and family. The paper concludes with eight tips on transitions. (Contains 70 references.) (SM)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (52nd, Chicago, IL, February 25-28, 2000).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Deans.  |  Administrator Attitudes.  |  Administrator Role.  |  Adult Development.  |  Career Change.  |  College Administration.  |  Higher Education.  |  Instructional Leadership.  |  Leadership Qualities.  |  Leadership Responsibility.  |  Socialization.  |  Rites of Passage
Form/genre Opinion Papers.  |  Reports, Descriptive.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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