Leadership

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What we need for the Second Iteration

Next semester, we need to move from adequacy to excellence in our online teaching. We'll need three things to make that work. »

Guiding principles for academic work in unprecedented times

Some general principles and strategies from my faculty and also some principles for department chairs, from one clueless chair in over his head to all the others. »

The urgent and the important

Distinguishing between the urgent and the important, and having the discipline to work on important tasks that aren't urgent, is a critical and difficult task. »

Teachability

When I was appointed Department Chair, I promised my colleagues I would be "teachable". What does that mean and why does it matter? »

The disappearing department chair: Why boundaries and inaccessibility are essential

Counter to the usual narrative in higher ed, being less accessible is the key to doing our best work. »