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Volume 49

Now is not the time to be complacent. Nearly every issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education has an article about how difficult financial times are challenging the institutions in which many of us teach and study. State universities are being hurt by tremendous state budget deficits, many of which…
John Graulty is chair of the music department at Delaware State University. He brings leadership experience in both academe and the military to his work for the CMS Committee on Academic Leadership and Administration, and, through this essay as well as through his presentations at national conferences for CMS and…
The College Music Society serves a broad constituency. Collectively, one of its biggest blocks may be that of faculty in small music departments, those numerous programs with ten, thirty, or fifty majors. Programs in this cohort face challenges different from their larger cousins. How do such programs, many offering a…
Summers for academics bring many gifts, one being time to reflect on one's career and possibly consider new directions. Administration may be one of those directions. In this article Todd Sullivan, the Director of the School of Music at Northern Arizona University and member of the CMS Committee on Academic…
During the 2008 CMS National Conference in Atlanta, the CMS Committee on Academic Leadership & Administration decided it needed to know more about their colleagues in administrative and leadership positions across the country to better serve their ongoing professional development needs as well as illuminate the unique challenges and benefits…
These days, it seems everywhere one turns, issues and themes related to sexuality are in evidence. Movies from the unlikeliest of sources are circulating the country on gay themes—A Jihad for Love—that deals with the problems faced by gay men and lesbians in Muslim communities in India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey,…