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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 in the workplace 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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Have taken on new direct reports--advising, career services--that used to report to student services; needed to learn about that side of the house. Deal regularly with student complaints, issues, etc., help faculty who ask for my advice, support or information. Have moved from faculty to DC to interim assoc dean role, w working with different populations of clermont along the way ( i. E., primarily student, s primarily faculty and now with both, but also with staff)
 
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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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Through experience I have found that getting one or two people on board beforehand helps when you roll out the new idea to the group. This way those with allegiance have processed the change and can positively speak to it.
 
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Why do you want a career as an academic dean?
 
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I enjoy administrating programs and people.
 
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To positively influence and affect change in the instructional program of a institute of higher learning.
 
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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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My experience covers all aspects of this poisition.
 
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How would you handle a situation where one of your Faculty members was causing difficulty in the workplace?
 
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I have found when I have difficulties with a team member it is more than likely that something is going on in their personal life that they may be struggling with and what they need is someone to listen and offer support.
 
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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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What immediate changes would you like to see, if you were hired for this position?
 
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When do you feel your leadership skills are most effective?
 
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What has made you ready for this responsibility?
 
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How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?
 
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Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.
 
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Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.
 
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What was your greatest cost-cutting measurement you accomplished at your previous employer?
 
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Tell me about an organization or group outside of work that you contributed to.
 
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Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
 
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Would you consider returning to school to complete your PhD?
 
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What is your proudest moment as a teacher or leader?
 
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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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I am a life long learner. I am always wanting to experience challenging assignments.
 
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How do you decide what gets top priority when scheduling your time?
 
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I bes decisions on the strategic plan already made.
 
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Requests from the board or a supevisor would have precedents over non-critical requests.
 
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What three words would you use to describe yourself as an Educator?
 
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Problem-solver, friendly, and detailed-oriented.
 
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God-Fearing, Hard-working, Team-Builder.
 
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Outline your formal education and training.
 
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Tell me about your exposure to budgeting and fundraising in your last position.
 
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Give me an example of a new academic rule or regulation that you have created.
 
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How active to you plan to be with your faculty?
 
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