Searching for a Dean: Getting the Qualities You Want

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Hazel N. Brown, Eloise R. Lewis Excellence Professor and Chair (Creator)
Eileen Mieras Kohlenberg, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The dean holds a key position in a school of nursing. When this position is vacated, a search for new leadership becomes paramount for the organization. The report of Nichols, Bower, Collier, and Gray (1989) addressed searching for a dean and it was the only information found that focused primarily on the process. This article introduces a three-tiered ma used to evaluate candidates during a search process. After receiving written recommendations from faculty and the acting dean in the School of Nursing, the Provost formed a Search Committee for Dean of the School of Nursing at our university during the one-year term of an Acting Dean. Members of the Search Committee designed a three-tiered tool to structure the search and evaluate the candidates' qualities. The search was efficient and culminated in unanimous agreement by the members an candidates to forward to the Provost.

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Journal of Nursing Education
Language: English
Date: 1993
Nursing Education, Higher Education, Faculty Appointment

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