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Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, fourth edition

The Essential Guide for College and University Leaders

Edited by Andrew Adams

This essential guide addresses the expanding, multifaceted role of college and university academic leaders.

The new edition of the Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, one of the most important offerings to the academic community by the American Conference of Academic Deans, is written by and for academic leaders to address the expanding, multifaceted role of college and university administrators. Each chapter explores a topic related to how higher education leaders are influenced by national events, local partnerships, or on-campus collaborations. Among the topics covered are:

• understanding educational policy at the national level
• working with leaders from department heads to provosts
• engaging with external partners
• leading collaborative change at small colleges and universities
• shifting toward student-centered campuses
• making data-informed decisions
• embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion
• managing and balancing salaries
• building effective leadership teams and mentoring future leaders
• holding difficult conversations
• returning to the faculty after leadership

Providing helpful advice that can be studied in short chapters and inspiring content based on personal experience, the forty-three authors in this volume hold positions from department chairs to presidents at four-year and community colleges across the country. Written during the COVID-19 pandemic and amid calls for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, each chapter offers perceptive insights from experienced leaders who serve a broad range of institutional types.

About the Author

Andrew Adams is the director of the School of Music at Western Carolina University.

Endorsements

"In the 4th edition of the Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, ACAD members have once again assembled a wealth of invaluable information that every academic leader should have in their library. From timely topics such as equity and social justice, to the timeless topics of accreditation and succession planning, colleagues from across the country share their knowledge, experience, and expertise to make the job of serving as a dean feel a little less lonely and a whole lot easier."

- Thomas W. Meyer, President, Blue River Campus and Online Campus, Metropolitan Community College

"This comprehensive and timely volume offers practical advice, insightful leadership principles, and inspiration from authors with deep experience as academic deans. It is an outstanding source of support for those who have taken on this challenging role."

- Marjorie Hass, President, Council of Independent Colleges and author of A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education

"Whether one is a veteran academic administrator or one just appointed, there is much to learn and absorb in this volume. The mix of practical advice, philosophical contexts, and reminders of why we do this important work speaks to all university administrators. Academic leadership has become increasingly challenging in recent years with enrollment declines, budget cuts, and the pandemic, but the Resource Handbook gives us the confidence to plunge into the work."

- Bonnie D. Irwin, Chancellor, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
Johns Hopkins University Press
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