Communication Skills for Department Chairs

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Department chairs are both faculty and administrators, but neitherthe skills of a faculty member nor the stature of an administratorcan alone make an effective department chair. Because departmentchairs occupy a dual role, it is imperative that they establish andmaintain credibility with both the faculty and the centraladministration. Such a challenge requires strong communicationskills.

Communication Skills for Department Chairs is designed asa resource for practicing department chairs. Developed from theauthor's experience in organizational communication, chairing adepartment, and conducting workshops for department chairs, thisbook presents essential communication strategies for successfullymanaging a department. Each chapter first describes communicationskills that are useful in handling administrative tasks and thenuses real-life case studies to demonstrate their application intypical situations. Every case study is followed by a series ofquestions that invite readers to consider alternatives and makedecisions that would benefit their own departments.

The book teaches communication skills as well as offersprescriptive guidelines on fulfilling the administrative duties forwhich department chairs are typically responsible. It helps chairsto

  • Structure a department mission
  • Enhance the department climate and culture
  • Define a code of ethics for the department
  • Conduct performance counseling
  • Manage conflict among faculty
  • Implement departmental change
  • Work with the dean
  • Build important alliances
  • Promote the department

Useful for self-directed professional development or in seminarand workshop settings, this book is a practical and engagingresource for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively withmultiple constituents.

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Developed from the author's background in communication, fromchairing a department, and from extensive experience conductingworkshops for department chairs, this book presents thecommunication strategies needed for the specific responsibilitiesand duties of the position.

Each chapter first describes communication strategies that areuseful in handling an administrative task and then uses real-lifecase studies to demonstrate their application in typicalsituations, offering prescriptive guidelines for immediate use.

About the Author:

MARY LOU HIGGERSON brings to this text 20 years of experience that spans every administrative level of multicampus university system. Higgerson holds a PhD from the University of Kansas where she studied and conducted research in organizational communication. Combining her knowledge of communication literature and skills with her administrative experience, Higgerson has focused her writing, consulting, and training activities on the application of communication and management theory utilizing video vignettes and case studies. Since 1990, Higgerson has taught on a variety of topics for the American Council on Education in seminars offered through the Department Leadership Program. Currently a professor of speech communication at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Higgerson teaches courses in organizational communication and the university as an organizational culture. Higgerson has coproduced training videos on communication strategies relevant for higher education administrators and has written articles that have appeared in such publications as The Chronicle of Higher Education, Journal of College and University Personnel Association, Continuing Higher Education review, and The Department Chair. She coauthored a book titled Complexities of Higher Education Administration: Case Studies and Issues, which is designed for formal classroom use, workshops and seminars, and self-directed professional development.

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