Take a Broad View
Almost every department wants: more faculty, more facilities, majors, etc.
help move school toward strategic goals, priorities
consider the functioning the entire college
address multiple demands
resolve conflicts, address contention for facilities, allocate limited funds among competing interests
Deans need/appreciate Help
Deans need to understand trends/realities within a discipline (e.g., starting salaries for new faculty, equipment needs, pedagogical trends)
Important for Chairs to consider needs/opportunities from a college-wide view
How do departmental needs fit?
with activities in the professional community at large
with college goals, needs, opportunities
with departmental program
with work of individual faculty
Will collaboration allow Dean to help meet multiple college needs?
Constructive approach often very helpful (at least as a start)
created 12 October 2006
last revised 16 October 2006