Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

Politics/Agent of Change

Leadership

  • What works: A PKAL report
    Leaders: lessons learned
    - From the March 2004 PKAL Steering Committee Meeting at Bryn Mawr College/Villanova Conference Center
    The new PKAL steering committee, together with advisors and staff, met to distill their experiences as leaders, establishing a foundation for a more intense focus on leadership development.

  • What matters: A PKAL essay
    Creating something new: a leader's perspective
    - Adapted from PKAL’s Volume III - Structures for Science: A Handbook for Planning Facilities for 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.

  • What matters: A PKAL essay
    Guidelines for effective collaborations
    - Adapted from PKAL’s Volume III - Structures for Science: A Handbook for Planning Facilities for Undergraduate Natural Science Communities, 1995.
    It is important when committees are established to tackle critical issues, there are common expectations within the group as to how the committee will function.

  • What works - A PKAL essay
    Leaders need to communicate
    - Melvin D. George, President Emeritus - University of Missouri
    All too often, a leadership team thinking about new directions fails to think through and put in motion a communications plan as an integral prelude to and part of the anticipated change. Developing a thoughtful communications plan and carrying it out effectively are vital aspects of any successful significant change.