Creating the Engaged Department
The Department Chair
Anker Publishing, Inc.
The professorate is filled with ironies; surely one of the most puzzling is why a community of people who are all committed to a life of engagement with learning could be so unengaged with each other, or with the department to which they belong. How can this be? Why is it that people treat the term “departmental collaboration” as an oxymoron? Why is it that, even though I wrote The Collaborative Department (Wergin, 1994) nearly 10 years ago, I continue to be kidded by colleagues who say that it was the only book of pure fantasy ever published by the American Association for Higher Education? How did we get this way?
Wergin, Jon F., "Creating the Engaged Department" (2002). ADVANCE Library Collection. Paper 292.