Paul L. Caron

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Ten Questions For Unconventional Dean Candidates

Neil Fulton (Dean, South Dakota), Ten Questions for Unconventional Dean Candidates, 46 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 71 (2020):

Thinking back on my experience as an unconventional decanal candidate, there are questions that I believe candidates must ask before tossing their hat into the decanal search ring. Conveniently, those questions fit into a top ten list.

  1. Are You Sure? ...
  2. Why? ...
  3. Do You Know Who We Are? ...

The decision to be a decanal candidate is momentous and transformative. Perhaps, it is a bit like choosing to run for public office. It should not be undertaken lightly. The challenge of making that decision is more complex for an unconventional candidate. It is imperative to ask, deeply ponder, and clearly answer these important questions in your mind before you begin. If your answers point you towards being a candidate, good for you and best of luck. You are going to be great.

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