C.K. Gunsalus

C.K. Gunsalus is professor in the Colleges of Business and Medicine and a research professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics. Previously, she served as special counsel and before that as associate provost at University of Illinois, where she was responsible for a range of academic policy and administrative duties, including department head training/support, oversight of the discrimination and harassment grievance procedures, problem personnel cases and membership on the workplace violence team. Her prior experience at the university includes technology transfer, management of conflicts of interest, human subject protection, and long-term service as the campus research standards officer with responsibility for responding to allegations of professional misconduct by faculty and students. A lawyer, she currently serves on the Commission on Professionalism of the Illinois Supreme Court. She is the author of The College Administrator's Survival Guide, published by Harvard University Press.

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March 12, 2010
When a faculty member makes outrageous demands, and an institution wants to encourage more retirements, what's an administrator to do? C.K. Gunsalus weighs the options.
October 9, 2009
A department chair feels squeezed between senior administrators who want reform and senior professors who don't. C.K. Gunsalus considers the options.
February 24, 2009
C.K. Gunsalus considers the options when you work in a great department, except for one person who has administrative clout and drives you crazy.


April 25, 2018
C. K. Gunsalus, Nicholas C. Burbules, Robert A. Easter and Jeremy D. Meuser recommend five steps for managing conflicts and disputes.
March 22, 2018
How can academic leaders foster a culture of excellence in their departments and other units? Robert A. Easter, C. K. Gunsalus, Sebastian Wraight, Nicholas C. Burbules and Jeremy D. Meuser suggest some specific actions to take.
February 28, 2018
Nicholas C. Burbules, C. K. Gunsalus, Robert A. Easter and BrandE Faupell have created a tool to help you diagnose problems in your academic unit and identify ways to improve it.
March 22, 2017
C. K. Gunsalus, Richard P. Wheeler and Ruth Watkins recommend five linked steps to help academic leaders improve struggling units.


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