Advice for Senior Faculty: Supporting and Building Your School

28 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2021

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Gary Fleischman

Texas Tech University

Derek Oler

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Christopher J. Skousen

Utah State University - School of Accountancy

Date Written: October 16, 2021

Abstract

We offer advice to accounting faculty who have achieved a level of seniority at their school. Seniority is accompanied by increasing autonomy, and we encourage senior faculty to use that autonomy to focus their efforts on building up others. We discuss three facets where this can be done: research, service, and teaching. We also offer recommendations on avoiding the pitfalls of power that often accompany seniority. The downsides of power can be avoided if senior faculty members are introspective and ethical in their role as a leader at their school.

Keywords: advice, senior accounting faculty

JEL Classification: y93

Suggested Citation

Fleischman, Gary and Oler, Derek and Skousen, Christopher J., Advice for Senior Faculty: Supporting and Building Your School (October 16, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3944001 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3944001

Gary Fleischman

Texas Tech University ( email )

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Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

Derek Oler (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business ( email )

P.O. Box 42101
Lubbock, TX 79409
United States
806-834-2354 (Phone)
806-742-3182 (Fax)

Christopher J. Skousen

Utah State University - School of Accountancy ( email )

College of Business
Logan, UT 84322-3540
United States

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