About Academic Leader

Academic Leader is an online publication dedicated to providing proven, practical strategies to help you lead more effectively and further the mission of your department, program, or institution.

Winner 2020 Apex Award for Publication ExcellenceAcademic Leader helps you:

  • Lead, manage, and anticipate change
  • Build consensus and cultivate collaboration
  • Foster faculty development on your campus
  • Set academic priorities
  • Champion your programs
  • Mitigate risk
  • Evaluate faculty fairly and effectively


Launched in 1985 as a monthly print newsletter, Academic Leader reflects the evolving needs of academic deans, department chairs and heads, program directors, and others with leadership responsibilities. Whether it’s a nuts-and-bolts issue like how to run a departmental meeting effectively or a big-picture challenge like advocating for change, Academic Leader provides clarity and direction.

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About Magna Publications
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