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Higher Ed in the News

Faculty members who become administrators

January 26, 2009

Research project outlines the changes - positive and negative - experienced by faculty members who become administrators.

Stories abound in higher education about professors with short memories about faculty life once they are promoted into the dean’s office or the administration building. Nothing is more disturbing to many professors than the sense that Dean Smith or Vice Provost Jones really should know better — they were so nice, after all, when they had the (smaller) office next door and shared teaching duties.

It turns out that the transition from faculty member to administrator can be a bit traumatic on the other side, too.

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