Inside the Role of Dean

International perspectives on leading in higher education

by Renee T Clift, John Loughran, Geoffrey E Mills,

Despite deans playing critical roles in education, little is known about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for the job, or the practical dilemmas they face on an almost daily basis. Each chapter of this international collection opens the role up for examination and critique, developing a deeper understanding of what it means to be a dean, and offering insights into the transition into the role, managing the daily demands and expectations of it, and what it means to exit the deanship. The book brings being a dean and the leadership inherent in the position into sharp focus based on international perspectives on doing the job.

  • Taylor and Francis; March 2015
  • ISBN: 9781317573111
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Inside the Role of Dean
  • Author: Renee T Clift (ed.); John Loughran (ed.); Geoffrey E Mills (ed.); Cheryl J Craig (ed.)
  • Imprint: Routledge

About The Author

Renee Tipton Clift is Associate Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at the University of Arizona, USA.

John Loughran is Foundation Chair of Curriculum and Pedagogy and has been Dean of the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Australia.

Geoffrey E. Mills is Professor and former Dean in the School of Education at Southern Oregon University, USA.

Cheryl J. Craig is Professor of Education at the University of Houston, USA.