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Positive Academic Leadership: Stop Putting Out Fires; Start Making A Difference, Jeff Buller 2017 Florida Atlantic University

Positive Academic Leadership: Stop Putting Out Fires; Start Making A Difference, Jeff Buller

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

A highly interactive workshop on strategies that can help chairs move towards positive outcomes in even the most negative of situations, making their leadership more effective, effortless, and enjoyable. Participants will come away from this workshop with clear, practical ideas about how they can help their departments become more positive, visionary, and forward-looking.


Departmental Fights: Finding Solutions And Maintaining Sanity As Chair, Ethan W. Krase, Gian S. Pagnucci 2017 Winona State University

Departmental Fights: Finding Solutions And Maintaining Sanity As Chair, Ethan W. Krase, Gian S. Pagnucci

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

While circumstances of departmental conflicts are variable, one constant is that as chairs we end up involved. Although chairs cannot prevent conflict from occurring, there are steps we can take to minimize the consequences. This session offers strategies chairs can use to lead their departments through conflict more productively.


Leadership Development For Department Chairs: Learnings Across Three Approaches, Emily R. Smith, Patricia E. Calderwood, Paula Gill Lopez, Ryan Colwell 2017 Fairfield University

Leadership Development For Department Chairs: Learnings Across Three Approaches, Emily R. Smith, Patricia E. Calderwood, Paula Gill Lopez, Ryan Colwell

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session shares insights and recommendations from three approaches to faculty leadership development: a co-mentoring group for faculty leaders; a community of practice for mentoring; and a leadership development cohort. Participants will be invited assess and revise these recommendations to jointly inform best practices in faculty leadership development.


The Growing Challenge Of Dual Credit/Enrollment, Eric G. Tenbus, Daniel Schierenbeck 2017 University of Central Missouri

The Growing Challenge Of Dual Credit/Enrollment, Eric G. Tenbus, Daniel Schierenbeck

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Face the dual credit challenge by taking back control of the program and strengthening it to ensure high academic standards. This presentation will explain the dual credit phenomenon and offer practical advice in countering it, navigating the political landmines, and making it work better for your department.


Beyond Engagement: Promoting Non-Monetary Social Relevance In Contemporary Academic Departments, Mengie M. Parker, Carrie Longley 2017 Indiana University - East

Beyond Engagement: Promoting Non-Monetary Social Relevance In Contemporary Academic Departments, Mengie M. Parker, Carrie Longley

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation outlines methods of creating academic social relevance that are not based on simple monetary value thereby affording academic departments a measure of protection against undue resource attenuation. The presentation provides methods of promoting both internal and external social relevance as well as methods for measuring and reporting growth in departmental social relevance.


“Traversing The Legal Minefields That Surround Academic Chairpersons”, Nathan M. Roberts 2017 University of Louisiana at Lafayette

“Traversing The Legal Minefields That Surround Academic Chairpersons”, Nathan M. Roberts

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The presenter will describe common higher education law issues encountered by Chairpersons and provide a framework for analyzing them to protect the department and the Chairperson. Perspective on the process will be offered by a former chairperson, now dean, who is also an attorney and teaches courses in education law.


Dealing With Campus Safety Issues, Nancy P. Kropf 2017 Georgia State University

Dealing With Campus Safety Issues, Nancy P. Kropf

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

As an administrator, traumatic and unexpected events in a unit require a unit head to deal with the situation and related consequences. Using examples of events that have impacted safety of students and faculty, this presentation will highlight responses when dealing with harmful or threatening campus experiences.


Creating A Culture Of Evidence-Based Teaching Through Faculty Professional Development, Kirsten Fleming, David Polcyn 2017 California State University - San Bernardino

Creating A Culture Of Evidence-Based Teaching Through Faculty Professional Development, Kirsten Fleming, David Polcyn

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will focus on leading change designed to instill a culture of equity-minded, evidence-based teaching and learning. Drawing on a community of practice model, a variety of professional development opportunities will be explored that enable STEM faculty members to redesign courses in ways that intentionally incorporates evidence-based teaching practices.


Evaluating Workload: A Collaborative Approach Between Dean And Department Chair, Melissa J. Marcucci Ph.D., Sandra G. Affenito Ph.D., R.D. FAND 2017 University of Saint Joseph

Evaluating Workload: A Collaborative Approach Between Dean And Department Chair, Melissa J. Marcucci Ph.D., Sandra G. Affenito Ph.D., R.D. Fand

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Faculty workload calculations are complex and an institution’s mission directs the level of faculty participation in each teaching, scholarship and service. The University of Saint Joseph (USJ; West Hartford, Connecticut) transitioned from a college to a university, necessitating reexamination of faculty workload policy. The review was conducted collaboratively between senior administration and key faculty to understand best practices in calculating teaching workload. A review of best practice, evaluation of workload policies at a defined set of peer institutions, and an internal investigation of the types of course offered by USJ faculty was examined.


Department Budgeting And Resources, Don Chu, Kimihko Nomura 2017 California State University, Chico

Department Budgeting And Resources, Don Chu, Kimihko Nomura

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Departments are faced with reduced appropriations and increased demands on their budgets. We will look at the three keys to respond to this fiscal environment and position your department for a brighter future: budget basics, management aimed at productivity and strategic investment, and increasing resource flow.


A Flexible, Incentivized Budgeting System For Academic Departments, N. Douglas Lees 2017 Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

A Flexible, Incentivized Budgeting System For Academic Departments, N. Douglas Lees

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will involve a discussion of the budgeting models of the attendees and a discussion of their overall needs for budgeting guidance. An overview of Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) will be provided along with the model used to set budgets for departments in a School of Science.


Taking On Unexpected Leadership Roles, Alicia Domack 2017 Milwaukee School of Engineering

Taking On Unexpected Leadership Roles, Alicia Domack

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Leaders are occasionally asked to take on new roles with very little notice. This session will present new chairs with some concrete tips to help individuals taking on unexpected leadership roles survive and eventually thrive in the position.


The Inevitability Of Playing Politics As Chair: Advantages And Pitfall, Domenick J. Pinto 2017 Sacred Heart University

The Inevitability Of Playing Politics As Chair: Advantages And Pitfall, Domenick J. Pinto

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Politics is a term often frowned upon as it pertains to the role of an academic leader. However as chair for almost 30 years it has become an essential yet sometimes unwanted aspect of the daily rigors of the position. This workshop explores the advantages and pitfalls of “playing politics” as a department chair and allows interactivity among participants in “what if” scenarios.


Tackling The Bullies In Academe, Jorg Waltje PhD, Laura Trujillo-Jenks PhD 2017 Texas Woman's University

Tackling The Bullies In Academe, Jorg Waltje Phd, Laura Trujillo-Jenks Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Severely hurtful and undermining behavior is on the increase at university campuses, partly due to the widespread jealousy and competition that is naturally prevalent in higher education. This interactive workshop will provide strategies for chairs who have to deal with difficult faculty, but it will also point out ways to create a departmental atmosphere of civility and collegiality in which bullies cannot thrive. We will use case studies to analyze realistic scenarios that can later be used by chairpersons to encourage discussions on plans of action and solutions in their home departments.


Turning Prospects Into Superstars: The Department Chair’S Role In Mentoring Junior Faculty., Christian K. Hansen 2017 Eastern Washington University

Turning Prospects Into Superstars: The Department Chair’S Role In Mentoring Junior Faculty., Christian K. Hansen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs play a major role in helping new faculty members succeed and become valued and productive member of the faculty. In smaller department, chairs often mentor junior faculty directly, whereas in larger department the chair sometimes has a role in assigning senior faculty mentors to mentor new faculty. Some have referred to hiring faculty as a million dollar investment, and in reality, more than a million dollars is invested from the time the faculty ad is composed until the hired faculty member enter the ranks as a tenured faculty member. When a hired faculty member is turned down for ...


Difficult Department Chair Conversations Ignatian Style, Janet Kupperman 5014750 2017 Rockhurst University

Difficult Department Chair Conversations Ignatian Style, Janet Kupperman 5014750

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The session will explore different types of difficult conversations department chairs have and reasons the encounters may be considered difficult, introduce an Ignatian framework for having conversations, and give participants practice having difficult conversations from an Ignatian perspective.


Utilizing Implementation Science Framework For Innovative Interprofessional Pedagogy, Kandice Porter, Monica Nandan 2017 Kennesaw State University

Utilizing Implementation Science Framework For Innovative Interprofessional Pedagogy, Kandice Porter, Monica Nandan

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Today’s work environments require employees to function on interdisciplinary teams. Using the implementation science framework, the presenters will describe the planning and implementation of an undergraduate curriculum model that prepares students with interprofessional competencies. They will also describe the lessons learned and potential for scaling the model with other disciplines.


A Blended Family: Leadership Of Multi-Disciplinary Departments, Barbara Bonnekessen, Celia Patterson 2017 Pittsburg State University

A Blended Family: Leadership Of Multi-Disciplinary Departments, Barbara Bonnekessen, Celia Patterson

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Seeking cost-saving measures, universities are turning to bundling departments to save chairs’ salaries and support staff positions. The presenters (one with six years experience in two multi-disciplinary units and one who managed the merger of a multi-disciplinary department) will address the unique challenges and opportunities arising from these academic units.


Developing A New Department Culture: When Programs Merge, William Hoon, Aimee Shouse 2017 Western Illinois University

Developing A New Department Culture: When Programs Merge, William Hoon, Aimee Shouse

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will discuss some best practices that help transitioning cultures in merged or merging academic departments.


Program Leaders’ New Tools For Outcomes Assessment And Improvement, JACQUELINE KRESS 2017 Georgian Court University

Program Leaders’ New Tools For Outcomes Assessment And Improvement, Jacqueline Kress

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic leaders are expected to build cultures of inquiry and continuous improvement. This session provides practical examples of teacher-as-researcher tools, such as policy audits, Pareto charts, affinity exercises, curriculum control files, and data review calendars, that academic leaders can use to meet new demands for evidence-based decisions.


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