Among the batch of hires and exits, one leader suddenly passed away after her health took a turn only two hours prior. Elsewhere, before becoming president, at least two leaders have served higher education in an academic or administrative capacity for more than 25 years.
While the role of college president has sometimes been referred to as “an impossible job” in the headlines, it certainly doesn’t have to be. Here are a few specific helpful tips gained from my own experience.
Over the past three decades, the U.S. academic workforce is steadily relying more on part-time and full-time non-tenure track faculty, as well as graduate student workers with independent teaching responsibilities, according to report from AAUP.