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Academic Leader provides important insights to help you set direction, solve problems, and make a positive imprint on your campus.

First published in 1984, Academic Leader delivers keen perspective on the issues that impact you and your campus. Whether it’s a nuts-and-bolts issue like how to run a departmental meeting effectively, or a big-picture challenge like advocating for change, Academic Leader helps provide clarity and direction.

Each month, you’ll find up-to-the-minute information and proven, practical techniques that you can employ to further the mission of your department and your institution. The articles cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Setting academic priorities
  • Faculty development and evaluation
  • Strategic planning
  • Assessment, evaluation, and accreditation
  • Budgeting and resource management
  • Collegiality and creating a positive campus culture
  • Making the transition from faculty to administrator
  • Leadership development

Available in print or electronic format, Academic Leader provides practical information and advice from peers on leadership issues of primary importance to department chairs, academic deans, provosts, and other academic leaders.

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Every article in every issue is crisp, concise and highly relevant. Here’s just a small sampling of what subscribers have been reading in recent months:

  • Promoting Research while Advancing Instruction
  • Recruiting a Diverse, Culturally Competent Faculty
  • Sustaining Assessment Efforts
  • How to Evaluate Your Faculty Development Services
  • The Community Role and Challenges of a College Leader
  • Linking Learning Outcomes across the Curriculum
  • Strategies to Build and Maintain a Successful Academic Unit
  • Managing Opposing Viewpoints

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