Transitioning into a Role of Authority

Resources

Role Transition: Quick Tips (Reading time: 4 minutes)

Preparing For Your New Position: Quick Tips (Reading time: 4 minutes)

Becoming an Authority Figure: Quick Tips (Reading time: 3 minutes)

Becoming an Authority Figure: Annotated Bibliography (Reading time: 6 minutes)
We’ve summarized key resources here.

Challenges for Women in Senior Positions: Quick Tips (Reading time: 10 minutes)

Role Transition: Check List (Reading time: 4 minutes)

Role Transition: Annotated Bibliography (Reading time: 6 minutes)
We’ve summarized key resources here.

Dealing With a Disruptive Predecessor – Quick Tips (Reading time: 5 minutes)

Taking Over a Troubled Unit – Quick Tips (Reading time: 5 minutes)

Academic Leadership Development (Reading time: 50 minutes)
Critical Capabilities at the Department Level

Bob Easter on Role Transition: Faculty to Administrator (9:01)

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

Becoming an Authority Figure, and the Difference a Good Leader Makes (18:17)


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

Rob Rutenbar on Role Transition: From Faculty to Administrator (5:21)


Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, gives his view of key aspects of this transition.

Becoming an Authority Figure – Clarity of Intention (6:33)


Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, describes key skills that help emerging leaders.

Robert Jones on Role Transition: Coming in from the outside (8:47)


Barb Wilson, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois, provides advice on becoming an administrator.

Becoming an Authority Figure – Continuing to Grow and Learn (3:27)


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.

Ed Feser on Role Transition (2:51)

Ruth Watkins on Role Transition (3:47)

Ed Feser on Corporate to Academia (2:34)


Edward Feser, Provost & Executive Vice President of the Oregon State University, talks about transitioning to academic administration and lessons we can learn from the corporate world.

Rob Rutenbar on Role Transition: Common Pitfalls (2:56)


Rob Rutenbar, Senior Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Pittsburgh, highlights areas to look out for in becoming a leader.

Richard Wheeler on Role Transitions and Difficult Conversations (2:18)


Richard Wheeler, former Provost at the University of Illinois, offers his advice on being a leader, transitioning roles and having difficult conversations.

Becoming an Authority Figure (2:31)


Richard Wheeler, former Provost at the University of Illinois, describes the challenges he faced in becoming a university administrator.

Sonya Stephens on Role Transition (1:16)

Becoming an Authority Figure (4:29)

BrandE Faupell Taking on Department Head Role (3:39)

From Faculty to Administrator, scenario 1 (4:45)

From Faculty to Administrator, scenario 2 (6:19)


Two approaches to the same situation with a member of faculty.

 




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