A Teamwork Approach to Change in the Academic Department (A. Lucas).
A Collaborative Model for Leading Academic Change (A. Lucas).
Handling Resistance to Change (S. Cheldelin).
Transforming Departments into Productive Learning Communities (T. Angelo).
THE COLLABORATIVE ROLE OF THE CHAIR IN DEPARTMENTAL CHANGE.
The Departmental Statement on Promotion and Tenure: A Key to Successful Leadership (R. Diamond).
Post–Tenure Review (C. Licata).
Strengthening the Departmental Voice in the Faculty Reward System (H. Altman).
LEADING INNOVATIVE CHANGE IN CURRICULUM AND TEACHING.
Monitoring and Improving Educational Quality in the Academic Department (L. Gardiner).
Service Learning and the Engaged Department: A Strategy with Many Uses (E. Zlotkowski).
Giving Faculty Ownership of Technological Change in the Department (A. Bates).
Leading Curriculum Renewal (A. Ferren & K. Mussell).
The Academy as Learning Community: Contradiction in Terms or Realizable Future? (P. Senge).
"Department chairs are typically amateurs, entering upon their position for a limited time with no formal training to prepare them for the many roles and responsibilities that the job requires. Both new chairs and more experienced ones will find in Leading Academic Change help in dealing with problems they are facing as well as inspiration and insights to go beyond minimum expectations and provide leadership for the future." (W.J. McKeachie, professor of psychology, University of Michigan)
"Ann Lucas inspires chairs beyond the jokes about ′herding cats′ to see their central role at the intersection of the institution and their discipline. With practical advice and a platform of sound social science, Lucas offers a promising paradigm for chairs to move their departments from a federation of islands to a decision–making team." (Carla B. Howery, deputy executive officer, American Sociological Association)
"This book is unusually good. Clear, comprehensive, and immediately useful, it should be read by every department chair." (Peter Seldin, Lubin School of Business, Pace University)