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1. Give me an example of a performance assessment.
Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.
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Academic Dean Interview Questions
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What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
 
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Upset parent and explaining point of view.
 
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Dealing with a broken staff that was not unite and or unified. Instituting Professional learning communities to ensure that staff collaborated with one another.
 
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By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
 
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For example, I have shown my ability to adapt to a wide variety of people, situations, and environments by working a special education teacher at the elementary and middle school level. I have served as a teacher leader within the special education department and within the regular education department I have served as a liaison to the principal when I was the LDC train the trainer representative at Eddy Middle school.
 
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Describe a situation where other people who you were working with did not agree with your ideas. What did you do?
 
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Father complain and saying he will not leave office.
 
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I have had several instances when teachers or parents did not agree with my ideas, but I would accept their criticism or varied remarks while maintaining a professional demeanor. If the situation called for an issue to be tabled, I respected a person's space and patiently waited for an opportunity to work on coming to a mutual agreement. In the meantime, I would continue to be cordial on a daily basis to promote my professionalism.
 
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What makes you passionate about being an Academic Dean?
 
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I like to learn and problem solve. I enjoy working to meet the goal or mission statement of my school's principal so that the children can benefit from my services as well.
 
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Passonate about change and about providing a pathway for students to be successful in life.
 
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Why are you the best academic dean for us?
 
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I would like to show that I am capable of just being a classroom teacher. I love to help others and learn from others as well. Being a academic dean would put me in a new role so that I can learn how to help a school maintain a school culture that will serve in the best interests of its students and parents.
 
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I have a record of improving schools and fostering collaboration that was previously non-existent. I am a Motivator and a Team Builder with a fundamental understanding that lives are at stake.
 
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Tell me an example of a situation where you had difficulties with a team member.
 
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Many people will never see Eye to Eye with your ideas especially if they are new or foriegn to them. When cases like these arise you must thoroghly explain what you want.
 
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I held many SWD meetings and sent several emails to get the team member to follow the suggestions I had in place for our department and they had fell to do so.
 
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Why do you want a career as an academic dean?
 
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To positively influence and affect change in the instructional program of a institute of higher learning.
 
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Because I want to grow professionally within the educational area of teacher leaders, and I aspire to be resource for new incoming teachers and veteran's as well.
 
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What three words would you use to describe yourself?
 
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Problem-solver, friendly, and detailed-oriented.
 
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God-Fearing, Hard-working, Team-Builder.
 
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What motivates you to succeed?
 
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I am motivated by that fact that I am learning how to do things of interest more proficiently so that everyone can benefit from the job that I do.
 
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The achievement of others that I work with.
 
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How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
 
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Level of importance of the tasks, due date and the time to complete the tasks.
 
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Level of importance of the tasks, due date and the time to complete the tasks.
 
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