Journal of Practical Leadership
Any type of transition involves challenges. Generally, the more extreme the transition, the more difficult people will find the adjustment process. The present conceptual article provides insight that focuses on one particular transition in higher education. Administrators that transition from their managerial roles to those of ''regular faculty" likely will experience internal and external dynamics with which they will need to cope successfully. This article identifies these potential areas and offers insights that are intended to be useful for administrators to make the transition as successful as possible. Administration is not always a unidirection career path, so advanced preparation can help ensure that soon-to-be former administrators bridge the transition, experiencing optimal vocational success.
Teaching, college, university, administration
Firmin, M. (2008). Transitioning from administration to faculty: Addictions to break. Journal of Practical Leadership, 3, 144-148.