Academic Administrative Teams: Forming, Sustaining, and Changing
Most academic leaders will serve more than one institution across their careers. In fact, it will be rare that many do not work for at least four or five institutions. If one must create and then recreate an academic team in different institutional circumstances and under differing scenarios of succeeding a previous administrator, it is useful to think of that challenge under three headings. Those headings are creation or formation of the academic team; sustaining the energy and responsiveness of the academic team to current institutional needs; and changing members of the team to accommodate changes in presidencies, institutional direction, or team member burnout or lack of growth.