Academic deans play a crucial role as leaders in higher education—a role that is multifaceted, challenging, and constantly evolving. Despite impressive educational and professional careers, typically as a faculty member, many individuals assume the role of a new dean without the full knowledge of what the job entails and the experience necessary to manage the college effectively and efficiently from the start. The Mentoring Program for Deans and Associate/Assistant Deans seeks to
- socialize new deans and associate/assistant deans to the dean’s job,
- offer leadership development for new deans and associate/assistant deans and
- provide networking opportunities. In addition to offering advice on the role of a dean in general and in specific areas such as those listed below, the mentor also provides support by serving as a sounding board/sympathetic ear to the mentee on general concerns.
For a full description of the program, view the following documents:
To identify a potential mentor or mentee, see the Searchable Mentor/Mentee Directory (for CCAS members only)