Inside the role of dean: International perspectives on leading in higher education

Renee T Clift, John Loughran, Geoffrey E. Mills, Cheryl J. Craig

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Despite deans playing critical roles in education, little is known about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for the job, or the practical dilemmas they face on an almost daily basis. Each chapter of this international collection opens the role up for examination and critique, developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be a dean, and offering insights into the transition into the role, managing the daily demands and expectations of it, and what it means to exit the deanship. The book brings being a dean and the leadership inherent in the position into sharp focus based on international perspectives on doing the job.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages194
ISBN (Print)9781317573104, 9781138828612
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2 2015


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