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Rob Kramer

Rob Kramer is a senior leadership adviser at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.

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Stories by this Author

  • Advice

    The Art of Executive Feedback

    A great failure in our current academic system is the inconsistency of managers receiving — or providing — regular, specific, quality feedback on job performance.
  • Advice

    5 Tips for New Department Chairs

    What happens after you’ve been named department chair? A sure change in department dynamics and tasks to do. In this Two-Minute Tips video, Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz offers five tips to smooth your transition to department chair based on Rob Kramer and Peter J. Mucha’s article “5 Tips on Surviving Your First Year as a Department Head.”
  • Advice

    5 Tips on Surviving Your First Year as a Department Head

    Chairs are notoriously stuck in the middle, serving everyone in all directions.
  • Moving Up

    Can Deans Fix Higher-Ed Dysfunction?

    A university’s leadership-training program prepares them to be linchpins for transformation.
  • First Person

    There Is Such a Thing as a Good Retreat

    How to plan a faculty and staff retreat that people will actually find valuable.
  • First Person

    Death by Retreat

    Three tactics you should definitely not pursue in organizing a staff retreat.