Informative guide for academic deans at theological schools
Members of the Association of Theological Schools' Chief Academic Officers Society (CAOS) -- deans and CAOs at more than 250 theological schools in the United States and Canada -- face a number of unique vocational tasks and trials. C(H)AOS Theory
brings together in one volume perspectives from more than thirty veteran deans on a variety of topics related to academic leadership, from understanding institutional contexts and nurturing relationships to negotiating conflict, setting and meeting academic goals, building budgets, working with assessment and accreditation, and more.
With its rich amalgam of useful information, bold instruction on a host of academic leadership issues, and lively narratives on the ways different colleagues address common challenges, C(H)AOS Theory
will serve as a helpful resource for academic leaders.
"The study and practice of leadership in high education, especially theology, is all the richer for this volume. Highly recommended."
Teaching Theology & Religion
"This collective wisdom of good practice is a helpful resource. . . . A useful volume for anyone struggling with the idea that academic administration does not fulfill a vocational call to scholar. This volume has high praise for the work of academic administration."
Religious Studies Review
"Informative for boards of trustees, on the one hand, and institutional faculty and even staff, on the other. . . . Readers will find illuminating windows into the scope of theological education in the early twenty-first century from the perspective of a handful of its most respected and accomplished CAOs."