Addressing the Leadership Crisis in Higher Education
Universities and colleges are struggling to find middle managers to promote to the highest levels. In some cases, they are reaching outside of education for new leaders. The shortage is caused by the small size of Generation X and by increasing use of part-time faculty members who are not inside the system. The shortage is both in academics and in services such as alumni relations, bookstores, libraries, conference centers and more. Some thought leaders are referring to this as an academic leadership crisis.