RLF in Review: Leadership in Higher Education

This week, Carol L. Folt, Acting Provost and Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College joined Rockefeller Leadership Fellows for an engaging session on Leadership in higher education. Folt discussed the changing role of women in academia and shared her personal story of how she became a Biology professor and Acting Provost at Dartmouth. One of Folt’s main takeaways was the idea of exhibiting leadership at every level and how mastering skills at one job level actively prepares you for the next job level. Carol Folt also described how higher education is similar to business, but one key difference is that higher education benefits from having shared governance. Folt discussed different roles of leaders in higher education and had an open Q&A session with Fellows about what leadership in higher education had to offer.

- Anna-Kay Thomas '12
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