The Roles and Challenges of Deans - Montez

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The Roles and Challenges of Deans Montez, Joni Mina. Wolverton, Mimi. Gmelch, Walter H. The Review of Higher Education, Volume 26, Number 2, Winter 2003, pp. 241-266 (Article) Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press DOI: 10.1353/rhe.2002.0034 For additional information about this article Access Provided by University of Kentucky at 01/10/11 12:06AM GMT http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/rhe/summary/v026/26.2montez.html
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The Review of Higher Education Winter 2002, Volume 26, No. 2, pp. 241–266 Copyright © 2002 Association for the Study of Higher Education All Rights Reserved (ISSN 0162-5748) The Roles and Challenges of Deans Joni Mina Montez, Mimi Wolverton, and Walter H. Gmelch Demands from superiors (administrators and boards of regents/trust- ees), constituents (faculty and students), and benefactors (taxpayers, legis- lators, and endowers) blend to create a turbulent environment in which deans must thrive. Because the success of a college depends on the interac- tion of all its players, these special interest groups will shape a dean’s role (Rhoades, 2000). For instance, when dealing with a college’s faculty, the dean may serve as a “buffer. ..from the university’s intrusion upon and usurpation of [the faculty’s] professional autonomy” (Wolverton, Wolverton, & Gmelch, 1999, p. 81). Or, in an administrative context, a dean may be called upon to act as persuader, negotiator, or arbitrator, convincing faculty to endorse central administration policy. Paramount to a dean’s survival, JONI MONTEZ completed her Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in higher education administration at Washington State University in March 2002. Her dissertation involved the development and piloting of the Higher Education Leadership instrument (HELI). Other interests include law and ethical practice in the profession, practically based preparation programs for professionals, and issues of equity in the workplace for women and minorities. She is a coauthor of The Changing Nature of the Academic Deanship, an ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 28(1) (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass). Montez currently serves as a postdoctoral research associate in Student Affairs Research at Washington State University. MIMI WOLVERTON is associate professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is helping to build a new Ph.D. program in higher education administration. She currently codirects the UCEA Center for Academic Leadership. Wolverton has more than 20 years of executive experience in private sector organizations. She received an award for research ex- cellence from Washington State University and a dissertation post-doctoral fellowship from
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242 T HE R EVIEW OF H IGHER E DUCATION W INTER 2002 then, is the ability to maintain the equilibrium between his or her value systems and the situations that present themselves. The deanship of today must accurately reflect the face of the college’s populace and the external environment with which it ultimately interacts.
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