June 16, 2017

Bringing Faculty on Board

Building consensus requires finesse, strategy, and a little psychology.

For administrators seeking faculty support for a major change, there are no simple tricks; rather, it takes long-term relationship building and canny strategy, say veterans of the process.

College leaders talk about how they have succeeded in bringing faculty on board for new projects — and how they have failed.

An administrator with experience in starting up student-success programs shares her tips.

Chris McGoff, one of the founders of the Clearing, a management-consultant company, says his decades of experience have taught him that the various ways in which people approach a new idea — or resist it — are consistent across all types of organizations, including academe.