Adapting to post-administrative roles: Opinion

December 18, 2020
Finding a professional niche after being demoted from an administrative role can be a challenge, writes George Justice. The author describes some ways to move past resentment and take initiative to pursue meaningful work and connections. Justice gives tips on how to adjust to post-administrative life, including scheduling conversations with those you enjoyed working with, volunteering on interesting projects, enjoying not taking a leadership role, and being part of the solution to toxic problems through teaching students with openness and creativity. “There are plenty of places where we ex-administrators can make a difference, and enjoy being a small part of the gradual solution,” writes Justice. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (International)