This article explores the impact of the academic changes in the higher education in the U.S. on the relationship among administrators, chairs and faculty. Times have changed in higher education in the U.S. In the 1960s and 1970s higher education grew rapidly. State and local governments, as well as private donors, willingly and enthusiastically supported higher education. But the Vietnam conflict brought changes in that colleges were often considered the training grounds for protesters as well as escape routes from military conscription. Today it appears that most of heard are requests for raising money not at the president's level nor by the alumni association but at the dean's level and the department chair's level.
Hickson III, M. (2000). Relationships among central administrators, chairs, and faculty: Academic change agents in theory and practice. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 29(3), 273–285.