PKAL LI Resources
2.2. Responsibilities of Leaders
- 10 Lessons on Leadership
- As a resource for the PKAL Leadership Initiative, Polley Ann McClure's article, featured in the EDUCAUSE Review March/April 2004, provides insight into the roles of leaders.
- Characteristics of successful STEM education innovators
- Millar suggests that the habits of designing courses with a "we're in this together" attitude is one key personality feature of successful STEM innovators.
- Communication in reform
- Do not let a good idea founder on the rocks of criticism that there has been inadequate communication. A communications plan will not guarantee success, but the lack of one will certainly make failure much more likely. Be inclusive, be open to the views of others, and be strategic.
- Creating Something New: A Leader's Perspective
Jeanne L. Narum
- Undergraduate Natural Science Communities, 1995. It is not individuals who determine curriculum or the institutional structure, it is the faculty and administrators as a whole community. When reforms are one-person projects, change is not sustainable.
- Leaders need to communicate
- All too often, a leadership team thinking about new directions fails to think through and put in motion a communication plan as an integral prelude to and part of the anticipated change. Developing a thoughtful communication plan and carrying it out effectively are vital aspects of any successful significant change. Communication, with different levels of intensity and of varying breadth and scope, must occur as the process proceeds.
- Leadership Growth Plan
- The Leadership Growth Plan provides the steps towards developing an effective leadership action plan. By following through the process and asking the right questions, a leader can implement this plan in both his professional and personal life.
- Leadership in the Context of Shaping a Meaningful Career
- This essay outlines six essential characteristics of a good leader. By identifying each characteristic, Mel George examines the personal qualities that should be cultivated in all those developing leadership skills.
- Sharing your results
- An organized communication plan, particularly sharing results from work on a program or pedagogy, provides a means for a leader to expose his and his colleagues' work to the campus.
- When you're in charge: Tips for leading teams
- This essay featured in Kiwanis magazine in March 2001 provides insight into different types of leaders and how their characteristics determine their ability to lead and to interact with teams.