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Mentors, role models, and the Queen Bee Syndrome

I spent some of last week at the American Council on Education (ACE) annual meeting in D.C., which was preceded by meetings of ACE’s Women’s Network Executive Council (which I currently chair) and of the state coordinators for the Women’s … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons from the scarab

A colleague here at Southern Polytechnic State University gives a speech about “Think like a bee.”  Her point is that groups of people (like bees) can accomplish things by working together that individuals cannot, and she makes a great point.  … Continue reading

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Top frustrations for university presidents today

One of the organizations that focuses on leadership in higher education is the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (a.k.a., AASCU).  The membership includes most of the four-year public institutions in the U.S., although few research or flagship universities … Continue reading

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Women scientists and administrators

Sue Rosser recently published an essay in the on-line publication Inside Higher Ed, “From Scientist to Administrator.”  She reflected on the disproportionately large number of women scientists who are presidents of public Research 1 universities.  She noted: “In 2011-12, women … Continue reading

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