Your New Role

Role Transition

Role Transition: From Faculty to Administrator (Expert Video)
Bob Easter, President Emeritus of the University of Illinois, discusses the transition to leadership in academia.

Jump to section: Working with a Coach or Mentor, Who Should Become a Leader?, Accountability as a Leader, Developing Your Style of Leadership

Role Transition:  From Faculty to Administrator (Expert Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, gives his view of key aspects of this transition.

Role Transition:  From Faculty to Administrator (Expert Video)
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, provides advice on becoming an administrator.

From Faculty to Administrator, scenario 1
From Faculty to Administrator, scenario 2 (Scripted Videos)
Two approaches to the same situation with a member of faculty.

Role Transition: Quick Tips (PDF)

Role Transition: Check List (PDF)

Role Transition: Common Pitfalls (Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, highlights areas to look out for in becoming a leader.

Role Transition: Annotated Bibliography (PDF)
We’ve summarized key resources here.

Becoming an Authority Figure

Becoming an Authority Figure: Quick Tips (PDF)

Becoming an Authority Figure, and the Difference a Good Leader Makes (Expert Video)
Bob Easter, President Emeritus of the University of Illinois, discusses the importance of establishing authority as a leader in academia.

Jump to section: Leading With and Without AuthorityWeak LeadersExercising InfluenceDealing with BulliesReal Examples of Effective LeadersPresenting Yourself as a LeaderCombining DepartmentsInspiring Debate in Your TeamEncouraging Mentorship in Your DepartmentReal Examples: Higher-Level Leadership Transitions

Becoming an Authority Figure – Clarity of Intention (Expert Video)
Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, describes key skills that help emerging leaders.

Becoming an Authority Figure – Continuing to Grow and Learn (Expert Video)
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, describes the importance of learning about new units, new institutions, and oneself.

Becoming an Authority Figure: Annotated Bibliography (PDF)
We’ve summarized key resources here.

The Difference a Good Leader Makes (Expert Video)
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, discusses communication, trust, and rapport.

Should You Become an Administrator? (Expert Video)
Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, gives advice on what to think about when considering an academic leadership role.

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