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Forming a Learning Community for New Chairs
Department Chair (Jossey-Bass) (2015)
  • Meghan A, Burke, Kennesaw State University
  • Ruth A. Goldfine, Kennesaw State University
  • Dawn Latta, Utah State University
  • Patricia M. McHatton, Kennesaw State University
  • Monica Nandan, Kennesaw State University
  • Sharon Pearcey, Kennesaw State University
  • Lucy L Stallings, Kennesaw State University
  • Amy B. Woszczynski, Kennesaw State University
Given that “most individuals who become department chairs have neither leadership preparation nor a clear understanding of what the job entails” (Wolverton, Ackerman, & Hold, 2005), the professional development of new chairs is critical. Recognizing this need, an experienced chair who had recently accepted a chair’s position in a different department sought ways to develop a campus-wide community of new and experienced chairs that would have administrative development benefits for all participants.
  • learning community,
  • women leaders
Publication Date
Spring April, 2015
Citation Information
Meghan A, Burke, Ruth A. Goldfine, Dawn Latta, Patricia M. McHatton, et al.. "Forming a Learning Community for New Chairs" Department Chair (Jossey-Bass) (2015)
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