Developing Collegiality in Organizations: Structured Approaches for Leaders in Higher Education

By Robert D. Hatfield and Ron Cheek.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Collegiality is growing as an official criterion for promotion, retention, and merit evaluations in education. It has become a somewhat controversial “fourth” criterion in various evaluations of faculty in higher education. While the “three pillars” of teaching, research, and service pose their own administrative ambiguities, the addition of collegiality has driven much discussion and some research relating to the concept. The changes in higher education make collegiality an even important requirement at each level of a university. A recent conceptual paper identifies three primary dimensions of collegiality in the literature. These dimensions are explored in this paper and used to organize a set of structural procedures and practices administrators and leaders in higher education can use to increase collegiality in their units.

Keywords: Collegiality, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Promotion and Tenure, Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Trust, Team, Communication, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Conflict Management, Modeling, Coaching, Mentoring

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp.157-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 793.197KB).

Dr. Robert D. Hatfield

Lessenberry Endowed Professor of Business Education, Organization Culture, Gordon Ford College of Business, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, USA

Education: Ph.D., Indiana University, Kelley School of Business (Organizational Behavior); Juris Doctor, University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law. Corporate Experience: 10 years in Management in a Fortune 500 enterprise. Substantial consulting and training experience with dozens of organizations. Educational Experience: Full-time appointments teaching Organizational Communication, Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Human Resources courses most recently at Western Kentucky University and Morehead State University. Publications: 6 Textbooks on Human Resources, 13 Journal Articles, 30+ Formal Presentations. Winner of numerous teaching and education awards. Frequent speaker in organizations and at professional associations.

Dr. Ron Cheek

Associate Professor, College of Business, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship & eBusiness, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, USA

Associate Professor College of Business, Department of Management, Entrepreneurship & eBusiness BI Moody III College of Business Administration University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, Louisiana 337.296.7700.

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