As a county Extension educator is successful and matures, it is natural for him or her to seek advancement to an administrative position. However, such a role likely has more complex duties related to managing people than the faculty member may have experienced or been trained to address in his or her program assignment. This article outlines some of the differences in duties and perspective that may be encountered when changing from a program-driven faculty member position to one with administrative leadership duties in the form of a self-assessment that may help determine whether you're ready to serve in an administrative role.
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Diem, K. G. (2011). Are You Ready to Be an Administrator? A Self-Assessment to Help You Manage Expectations When Assuming a New Role. The Journal of Extension, 49(4), Article 22. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol49/iss4/22