As higher education faces the challenge of innovation, the effectiveness of academic leaders affects the overall performance of the institution. The newly appointed department heads are experiencing a transition from academia to leadership. Whether this transition is successful would influence the effectiveness of their leadership practices. In the context of the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), this research collect data through individual interviews, surveys, and proaction cafe during two years, in order to assess the needs of department heads and to develop a program to meet their needs. The results illustrate that most of the department leaders does not clarify the responsibilities and tasks of the new roles the transition from academic workers to management positions, lacking of knowledge and skill about administrative specification and resources. Besides, with opinions from the internal members of the department seldom be accepted, and necessary support for members is insufficient, even if the department leaders know the importance, they always fail to build a success team to promote the department. Based on the results, this research used an academic leadership development program (ALDP) model from the University of British Columbia (UBC), developed a program responding to the needs of Taiwan Normal University’s academic leadership, with an planning of evaluation for implementation improvement.
|Effective start/end date||2017/08/01 → 2020/01/31|
- Higher education
- Department head and director
- Leadership development program
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