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What I've learned so far as Assistant Chair

When I came back from my sabbatical I started a 3-year term as Assistant Chair of my department. It's been an experience. Here's what I've learned so far. »

Encouragement is the antidote for bad culture

When you have a dysfunctional working culture, what's the antidote? I think it's encouragement, whenever it's possible and sincere. »

Departmental culture building starts with everyone

Positive working cultures in higher education don't just "happen". But whose job is it to build them? »

On saying No gracefully

A recent Inside Higher Ed post prompts a discussion of the most basic right of every tenure-track faculty: The right to say no. How do you do it with grace? »