“Spending more time with family,” “resigned,” “going in a different direction,” “seeking new opportunities” -- however it’s framed, losing one’s job can be the worst experience in a person’s
“On track” one day, and derailed the next. Anecdotally, some people never fully recover. For others, it is a blessing in disguise. However, no one has researched how academic administrators experience and navigate job loss.
Jeff Strietzel (Baylor University, TX) is conducting a doctoral dissertation study exploring how academic leaders manage and get back on track after an unwelcome job departure -- "Failure, Vulnerability, and Grit: An Interpretivist Study of Senior Academic
Leaders Who Derailed."
Has this happened to you? Would you consider participating in this confidential study? Learn more here: https://baylor.box.com/s/fghilcvkpdmo9zx4kc1xkb46ynfl9sni
Data collection will continue through the end of September. Jeff can be reached directly at Jeff_Strietzel@baylor.edu