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"Eble has drawn on his 25 years as a faculty member and administrator to write The Art of Administration, which he describes as 'quite simply a handbook for administrators.' In addressing 'the problems, vexations, frustrations, and satisfactions' of college administrators, Eble offers common-sense guidance on managing the daily workload, budgeting time, short-range and long-range planning, and personnel decisions. With well-chosen words and occasional touches of humor, he shows administrators how to get satisfaction out of a job many regard as 'grubby'".--The Chronicle of Higher Education. Contents: 1. Exploring the Territory; 2. Getting Things Done; 3. Simple Skills for Simple Tasks; 4. Communicating; 5. Planning; 6. Keeping Sane; 7. Getting the Most Out of People; 8. Identifying Administrators; 9. Selecting Faculty; 10. Serving and Leading; 11. Making Decisions; 12. Complex Skills for Complex Tasks.