Session: “We interrupt your regularly scheduled appointment: How Academic Affairs Administration becomes a moving target when forced to deal with change, disruption, and transition.” Presented by: Jeffrey R. Breese, Ph.D., Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rockhurst University Michael A. Clump, Ph.D., Associate Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Rockhurst University Joseph Incandela, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Faculty, Saint Mary’s College Resources: American Council on Education. 2009. “The CAO Census: A National Profile of Chief Academic Officers.” William Bridges. 1980. Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes. Addison-Wesley. Jeffrey L. Buller. 2011. Academic Leadership Day by Day. Jossey-Bass. Jeffrey L. Buller. 2007. The Essential Academic Dean. Jossey-Bass. Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh. 1988. Becoming an Ex: The Process of Role Exit. University of Chicago Press. Sam Deep and Lyle Sussman. 1995. Smart Moves for People in Charge: 130 Checklists to help you become a better leader. Perseus Books. Ronald J. Henry. (ed.) 2006. Transitions Between Faculty and Administrative Careers. From the series: New Directions for Higher Education. Number 134. Jossey-Bass. (Particularly relevant in this collection: “The Rise and Fall of Administrative Careers” by William Plater.) Samuel M. Hines, Jr. (ed). 2007. The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans. 2nd ed (3rd addition is forthcoming). American Conference of Academic Deans. (Particularly relevant in this handbook: “Helping Your Successor” by George Allan.) Spencer Johnson. 1998. Who Moved My Cheese? Putnam. Larry Nielsen 2013. Provost: Experiences, Reflections, and Advice From a Former 'Number Two' on Campus. Stylus. Nancy Schlossberg, Elinor B. Waters and Jane Goodman. 1995. Counseling Adults in Transition: Linking Theory to Practice. Springer Publishing. Charles E. Watson. 1999. What Smart People Do When Dumb Things Happen at Work: Tips for Solving Real-World Work Problems. Barnes & Noble. Relevant Posts from the Chronicle of Higher Education website: Gwendolyn Evans Jensen & Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, "The Ten Commandments of Presidential Transition" (http://chronicle.com/article/The-Ten-Commandments-of/46254/) Becky Supiano, "Navigating a Presidential Transition" (http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/navigating-a-presidentialtransition/36605?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en) Allison Vaillanacourt, "This is Not what I Expected" (http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/this-isnot-what-i-expected/41293?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en) Gene C. Fant, "Lost in Transition," (http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/lost-in-transition/36531) David Evans, "Administrative Transitions," (http://chronicle.com/blogs/onhiring/administrativetransitions/40505 Blog Posting of interest: Alternate Careers Part II: Academic Administration http://phdonthefence.blogspot.com/2010/08/alternate-careers-part-ii-academic.html Website of interest: American Council of Education, On Change III--Taking Charge of Change: A Primer for Colleges and Universities, 1999 (available: http://www.osu.edu/eminence/assets/files/On_ChangeIII.pdf). This discusses how the culture of higher education can affect, both positively and negatively, the possibilities and processes of institutional change.