2004 - 2007 Phase IV PKAL Leadership Initiative (LI) Final Report
- 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.
- A Willingness to Trust
- If you, as the leader, show a willingness to trust others with information (both personal and professional), constituents will be more inclined to overcome any doubts they might have about sharing information.
- 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.
- An exploration of several questions in considering the role of trust in shaping the relationship between leader and follower: Why should trust matter? What generates trust? Is trust a normative concept based on values and principles of duty, obligation, and responsibility, or is it a construct based on rational and self-interested calculations?
- Balancing Your Career & Personal Life
- What makes a successful career as an undergraduate STEM faculty member? NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholars answer this question during interviews with Jeanne Narum.
- Writing a Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Brian Coppola's article, featured in the The Journal of College Science Teaching provides insight on how writing down your teaching philosophy and ideas makes "your thinking public." A statement of teaching philosophy allows you to reflect on the resources and styles you want to incorporate in your classroom and lab.
- The Essence of Leadership in One Minute’s Reading
- The essence of leadership is distilled into eight attitudes that are indispensible to the management of complexity.
- Academic Schizophrenia & STEM Leadership
- This essay by Robert C. Hilborn, Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics– Amherst College addresses the issue of why faculty do not become “scholars of teaching,” and use the same approaches to pursuing and renewing their teaching as they use in pursuing and renewing their research.
- The Leadership Role of Faculty
- The academic profession is a profession more of choice than of chance.