Friday, August 12, 2005
A law professor writes:
Having just started as an associate dean, I have been thinking about what makes for a good law school administrator and remembered your comments on your own dean, when the UT president stepped down - "without a doubt the most talented academic administrator I've ever seen: excellent political instincts, shrewd psychological judgment, strong academic and intellectual values, and an outstanding ability to traverse the worlds of 'theory' and 'practice.'"
Are there other qualities you would add? How would you expand on these? Order them? Where does fundraising come in? Perhaps you would be willing to address this question on your new blog -- I would love to hear your further thoughts and others' comments.
I've opened comments, and invite others to discuss. I'll weigh in with my own additional comments a bit later.