Becoming a leader
In this chapter, the author begins her experiences as an athlete to become an effective leader in the classroom. The most effective leaders surround themselves with a strong support system of other faculty and administrators that share their vision for effective teaching. Leadership in higher education should be more like being the team captain of the classroom. Anyone’s commitment to the goal of learning and reaching the entire class, rather than just the few at the top, inspires the class to then works as a unit. While the first week of class is always full of excitement, anticipation, and energy, the population of students is uniquely different from the previous semester and these nuanced differences can greatly impact how the classroom functions. A leader in higher education recognises the limitations of their specialisation, in both teaching and research, and embraces the expertise of those around them, rather than viewing their colleagues as competitors.
The Practice of Leadership in Higher Education: Real-world Perspectives on Becoming, Being and Leaving
Booms, Emily, "Becoming a leader" (2020). Biology Faculty Publications. 42.