4. Academic coaching and mentoring
The average tenure of deans and provosts is only five years. Such frequent turnover creates tremendous institutional costs in terms of stalled agendas, instability, and new searches. As an experienced academic administrator, I work with deans and provosts over the course of a semester or a year—visiting campus for one-on-ones, reading a book together, and checking in periodically by phone. Experience in the trenches of academic administration provides me with a unique vantage point to mentor administrators and help them thrive in their work for the long haul.