Maelstrom on Steroids

I know I am not the only recipient of countless takes on the U.S. election. Everywhere I turn there is a new attempt to either assess how it happened or that predicts what will follow. I’m pretty convinced that no one understands either very completely. Yet that doesn’t mean that we should not glimpse at …

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A dean’s farewell

Dean Don Heller with his wife Anne Simon and Sparty I have mixed feelings as I write my final blog post and column for the New Educator magazine. I will be leaving the university at the end of December and will be moving to a new position as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs …

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Pre-Tenure Leadership

As the dean of a college whose faculty includes many assistant professors, I am frequently asked for advice on how much service they should undertake. The twin horns of their dilemma? They know that service counts for less than teaching or research in annual and promotion evaluations … but they also know that demonstrating leadership …

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