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The Changing Nature of the Academic Deanship. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 28, Number 1. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series [microform] / Mimi Wolverton, Walter H. Gmelch and Joni Montez
Bib ID 5685490
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Wolverton, Mimi
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 2001 
175 p. 
ISBN 9780787958350
ISSN 0884-0040 

This monograph provides a compilation of scholarly literature written about academic deans. The premise on which it rests suggests that changes external to the academy have affected the nature of the academic deanship and will continue to affect it for the foreseeable future. The book considers four questions about the academic deanship. The first is what are deans and what do they do? Strong scholarly credentials distinguish most deans, but the ambiguity of the position they hold, being concerned with students and a wide array of administrative tasks, raises their levels of work-related stress. A second question involves the challenges deans face, which include financial constraints, shifting demographics and increasing student diversity, demands from the corporate sector, and advances in technology. A third question considers the strategies deans might use to meet today's challenges. They should select strategies that move them from being managers of day-to-day operations to being leaders in a dynamic environment. A final question asks what universities can do to help deans become more effective. Appendixes list diversity, law, technology, and finance and budgeting resources for deans. Appendixes also include: Survival Tools for Deans Seeking Balance, Ideas for Deans on Organizational Integrity, and A Survival Reference Library for Deans. Name and subject indexes are also included. (Contains 473 references.) (SLD)


Availability: Jossey-Bass Publishers, Inc., 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104-1342 ($24 per issue, $108 per year). Tel: 888-378-2537 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-605-2665 (Toll Free); Web site:

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: ED-99-00-0036.

ERIC Note: Published six times a year. For Numbers 2-4, see HE 034 355-357.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Academic Deans.  |  Administrator Role.  |  College Administration.  |  Deans of Students.  |  Educational Change.  |  Higher Education.  |  Instructional Leadership.
Form/genre Books.  |  ERIC Publications.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Gmelch, Walter H., author  |  Montez, Joni, author  |  Nies, Charles T., author  |  ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education  |  George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development  |  Association for the Study of Higher Education
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