This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Becoming an Administrator: The Education of an Educator

Becoming an administrator: The education of an educator
Allan R.Cohen

One of my favorite books when I was a graduate student in organizational behavior was Carl Rogers's classic, On Becoming a Person. When Peter Frost and Susan Taylor suggested the title for this chapter, it reminded me of Rogers, and immediately evoked the temptation to subtitle the chapter “On Becoming a Nonperson.” Academic culture is so powerfully antiadministration, antihierarchy, and anti-authority that even an undisciplined, spontaneous, and self-disclosing person like me has to learn to accept the insistence of faculty members that while I am in the role of academic vice president I cannot just be me. The role carries such potent expectations that no amount of goodwill, cajoling, ...

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