The objective of this activity is to learn about a faculty member’s approach to and philosophy about academic affairs. Identify


The objective of this activity is to learn about a faculty member’s approach to and philosophy about academic affairs. Identify someone who you consider to be an effective faculty member for either undergraduate or graduate students. I would suggest that you choose someone that is not necessarily convenient to access, but someone whom you admire and might desire to pattern or develop your own leadership style after. You must schedule a 20-30 minute interview with this faculty member (online or face-to-face). In advance of the interview, prepare your questions. You will write a 4-5 page report on the individual’s accomplishments, leadership style and academic affairs philosophy, any unusual issues that impacted her/his professional development (situational/environmental/political/historical), and career influences. You should gather this information from first-person interviews with the individual and those who work with them. Good papers tell a story as well as analyzing and documenting and applying what you have garnered from our readings throughout the semester. Think about how the individual experienced her/his own leadership as well as how those around the individual portrayed her/him. Was there drama in this story? Why did you find this faculty member compelling enough to study? What did you learn about the faculty member’s leadership, values and ethics? Does this person’s story reflect some of the Academic Affairs concepts discussed in this course? You may also use other sources outside of the course readings that support your analysis. Please do NOT include a lengthy description/list of the individual’s positions or accomplishments. This assignment must go deeper than a simple listing or summary of the person’s career. (5 full page maximum)