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What To Do With All This Data? Using Competency Assessment For Advising, Rachel A. Guimond, Hillary Cole Apr 2019

What To Do With All This Data? Using Competency Assessment For Advising, Rachel A. Guimond, Hillary Cole

Scholar Week 2016 - present

While assessment serves a critical role in providing direction for program development, student outcome data can also foster individual growth. This presentation will explore the existing research on different advising models and the ONU Social Work Program’s system for using assessment for accreditation to advise students toward professional growth.


Workplace Bullying In Higher Education: What Chairpersons Need To Know, Jared Rawlings Mar 2019

Workplace Bullying In Higher Education: What Chairpersons Need To Know, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Workplace bullying behavior exists in higher education and the purpose of this session is to present current research about bullying behaviors, explain the impact of bullying between and among populations (faculty and staff), explicate legal and ethical issues, and model practices for academic chairpersons to address bullying behaviors.


How Behaviorism Shaped A New Department Chair's Approach To Leadership, Diane Myers Mar 2019

How Behaviorism Shaped A New Department Chair's Approach To Leadership, Diane Myers

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

During this presentation, a second-year department chair will discuss how her background in behaviorism (specifically, in positive behavior interventions and supports) shaped her approach to working with faculty. She will share successes, not-quite-successes, and other lessons learned from implementing a behavioral approach to leadership.


Supporting Adjunct Faculty, Sarah Edwards Mar 2019

Supporting Adjunct Faculty, Sarah Edwards

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

One of a chairperson’s many duties is to hire and support adjunct faculty. Helping adjuncts get to know campus policies, grow their instructional expertise and contribute to program assessments is a huge responsibility for a chairperson. Come hear practices that can support you as you work to support adjunct faculty.


Interim Leadership Positions: The Kobayashi Maru Of Academia?, Alisha Ortiz, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball Mar 2019

Interim Leadership Positions: The Kobayashi Maru Of Academia?, Alisha Ortiz, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Leading a department through a transition such as reorganization or restructuring is difficult. When the unit leader is in an interim position, this is even more complicated. This presentation will be led by faculty who were all in interim leadership positions during major transitions in leadership, restructuring, and staff layoffs.


Supporting Faculty At All Levels Through The Growth Mentoring Program, Yojanna Cuenca-Carlino, Stacey Jones Bock, Tara Kaczorowski Mar 2019

Supporting Faculty At All Levels Through The Growth Mentoring Program, Yojanna Cuenca-Carlino, Stacey Jones Bock, Tara Kaczorowski

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters will share the process of developing a cross-mentoring program designed to support faculty in teaching and scholarship. The program provided professional development through workshops and peer-mentoring in teaching through the use of video analysis. Presenters will discuss empirical results, lessons learned, and recommendations for replication in other institutions.


Implementing The Guided Pathways Model: A Case For Change Management And Transformation, Russell Frohardt, Janie C. Scott Mar 2019

Implementing The Guided Pathways Model: A Case For Change Management And Transformation, Russell Frohardt, Janie C. Scott

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Wouldn’t we all love to roll out changes according to best practices and reliable data? This session includes a case study on change management at a large community college, as well as a discussion on the strategies and best practices used to help academic leaders implement the Guided Pathways Model.


The Inevitability Of Playing Politics As Chair: Advantages And Pitfalls”, Domenick J. Pinto Mar 2019

The Inevitability Of Playing Politics As Chair: Advantages And Pitfalls”, 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.


Navigating The Micropolitical Landscape Of Higher Education, Jared Rawlings Mar 2019

Navigating The Micropolitical Landscape Of Higher Education, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic chairpersons experience conflicts with a variety of stakeholders in higher education. The purpose of this session is to present current research about micropolitics in education and discuss strategies for understanding the micropolitical landscape of academia and for attaining micropolitical literacy to navigating conflicts.


Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr. Mar 2019

Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

At San Jacinto College, the role of the department chair has changed significantly from the traditional model. The new structure allows for efficient communication, enhanced supervision, long-range planning, proactive problem-solving, faculty development, and innovative projects while also being more engaged in strategic initiatives and student success initiatives.


Building Capacity Through Facilitated Conversations, Sarah Edwards Mar 2019

Building Capacity Through Facilitated Conversations, Sarah Edwards

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

While there is a national call for more training and support for department chairs who are positioned to have direct impact on faculty quality, only 3-4% report having received any type of formal training. Collectively sharing resources and facilitating conversations is a fiscally responsible way to support the development of all chairs and directors on a campus. This presentation will provide one institution’s journey and model for providing necessary training and support to chairs and directors.


Academic Leaders And Decision Making, Dean (Dino) J. Laury Dr. Mar 2019

Academic Leaders And Decision Making, Dean (Dino) J. Laury Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenter and participants will discuss decision-making strategies and best practices available to chairs (new or veterans) to support the decision-making process within department operations that are reasonable and meaningful to the department culture.


Effective Communication In Academia: It Goes Both Ways!, Domenick J. Pinto Mar 2019

Effective Communication In Academia: It Goes Both Ways!, Domenick J. Pinto

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This workshops explores both the positive and negative aspects of communication with faculty, staff and administration. It emphasizes the effectiveness of GOOD communication skills as well as the dangers of MISCOMMUNICATION. Case studies, audience participation, and excerpts from literature on the topic will be presented.


Impementing Self-Study Review Feedback, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Denise Bullock Mar 2019

Impementing Self-Study Review Feedback, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Denise Bullock

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department Chairs who are writing a self-study or program review will benefit from this session on implementing self-study review feedback and learn how to leverage feedback to argue for new hires, additional resources for projects, and support for worthwhile initiatives.


Competency Map Of The Academic Chair, David A. Line, Stephen F. Pyle Mar 2019

Competency Map Of The Academic Chair, David A. Line, Stephen F. Pyle

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The growth of Competency Based Education (CBE) has led to the strengthening of programs in many fields. This trend has introduced new opportunities to assess student progress and program outcomes. Competency Based Chairing uses these same tools to develop stronger chairs. This interactive session explores ways of getting the most out of professional competencies in our growth as chairs.


Maximizing Faculty Performance, Mary Devine Mar 2019

Maximizing Faculty Performance, Mary Devine

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will explore the ways that we can support faculty to be innovative and achieve high standards of student service, and will provide you with strategies for helping faculty to stay ‘on track’ with department goals. Engaging and motivating part-time faculty will also be covered in the workshop. Connect with fellow chairs to share and be inspired by the practice of other chairs as they strive maximize faculty performance.


Interim To Permanent Chair: Leaders For Today, Neporcha Cone, Corrie L. Davis Mar 2019

Interim To Permanent Chair: Leaders For Today, Neporcha Cone, Corrie L. Davis

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The work of a department chair is demanding and rewarding. However, when stepping into this role on an interim basis, one is faced with the same responsibilities that a permanent chair must endure. The presenters will share lessons learned from being interim chairs, afterwards providing tips for a successful transition.


Time Management For Department Chairs, Christian K. Hansen Mar 2019

Time Management For Department Chairs, Christian K. Hansen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this workshop we discuss time management specifically from the perspective of an academic department chair. Topics covered include management of workflow, prioritizing projects and tasks, delegating effectively, reducing timewasters and using data-centered tools for budgeting and managing time. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions using case studies developed based on real-world experiences.


Communication, Collaboration And Commitment: Overcoming Conflict With Engaged Leadership, Charles P. Gause Mar 2019

Communication, Collaboration And Commitment: Overcoming Conflict With Engaged Leadership, Charles P. Gause

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Leadership is the ability to build and sustain high performance teams to achieve identified goals. Communication, Collaboration and Commitment are specific elements central to the survival and effectiveness of successful teams. This interactive presentation provides participants with a framework and solutions for being an engaging leader who resolves conflict.


Development For Department Chairs: Why Fundraising Is Now Part Of The Job, Craig D. Hlavac Mar 2019

Development For Department Chairs: Why Fundraising Is Now Part Of The Job, Craig D. Hlavac

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Development in higher education is often used synonymously with fundraising – and many believe both are relegated to the Office of Institutional Advancement and perhaps the Deans. However, the work of development in the contemporary university is quickly becoming everyone’s responsibility – including Department Chairs. While many chairs may have experience in writing grants to bring in revenue, the skills required to work with prospective donors are quite different. This session will provide all chairs with tools and resources focused on fundraising for the academic department. Donor relations, building a relationship with Institutional Advancement, and developing a department-based advisory board will ...


Leading From The Middle: Lessons Learned For New Chairs, Christopher Jochum, Jared Rawlings Mar 2019

Leading From The Middle: Lessons Learned For New Chairs, Christopher Jochum, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this session, two academic chairs will share lessons learned during their first years leading a department. This session will include advice related to faculty development, managing conflicts, academic accreditation, initiating new programs, working with higher administration and time management for active teacher-scholars.


Being Comfortable With The Uncomfortable: Tips For Addressing Conflict, Christopher Jochum Mar 2019

Being Comfortable With The Uncomfortable: Tips For Addressing Conflict, Christopher Jochum

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this session, the topic of conversation will focus on how to effectively address conflict with both faculty, staff and students. The facilitator will offer proven-tips he’s used as a department chair, which were gleaned and/or developed in consultation with mentors, colleagues and even legal counsel.


Collaborative College Leadership, Maureen E. Wilson, Dawn M. Shinew, Brian M. Campbell, Trinka E. Messenheimer, Mary M. Murray, Patrick D. Pauken, Mark A. Seals, Deborah G. Wooldridge Mar 2019

Collaborative College Leadership, Maureen E. Wilson, Dawn M. Shinew, Brian M. Campbell, Trinka E. Messenheimer, Mary M. Murray, Patrick D. Pauken, Mark A. Seals, Deborah G. Wooldridge

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

With the collaborative leadership style of a new dean, the Dean’s Executive Council (associate deans, school directors, chair) in the BGSU College of Education and Human Development transformed operations of the team and our work with college faculty. This has reenergized the college and garnered substantial faculty support and engagement.


Building Blocks Of Effective Leadership, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Royce Smith Mar 2019

Building Blocks Of Effective Leadership, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Royce Smith

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Three individuals will share their perspectives about mentoring and guidance within academia. They will discuss how the networking, questioning and formation of feedback opportunities in their relationships have contributed to their evolution as administrators—from department chair to provost.


Antiracist Academic Leadership In Wake Of Charlottesville, David S. Owen Mar 2019

Antiracist Academic Leadership In Wake Of Charlottesville, David S. Owen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

What obligations do chairpersons have to confront white supremacy when it impacts departmental and campus climates? And, what steps should chairpersons take when white nationalists come to campus? Participants in this session will have an opportunity to discuss these and other questions and explore the requirements of academic leadership that is avowedly antiracist.


Department Chair As University Change Agent: A Practitioner-Researcher Leadership Model, Robbie J. Steward Ph.D. Mar 2019

Department Chair As University Change Agent: A Practitioner-Researcher Leadership Model, Robbie J. Steward Ph.D.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This symposium describes the leadership of department chair, who assumes the position as an institutional change agent by implementing strategies associated with leadership using the practitioner-researcher model. Positive outcomes and unanticipated consequences and implications will be discussed.


Effective Department Meetings: The Right Approach Varies, Deborah S. Richardson, Richard Griner, Angela Morgan, James Burgess Mar 2019

Effective Department Meetings: The Right Approach Varies, Deborah S. Richardson, Richard Griner, Angela Morgan, James Burgess

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This workshop will provide positive and instrumental approaches to meeting planning and management that allow chairs to effectively address challenging situations with confidence. Scenarios where specific meeting dynamics may be implemented to address difficult situations or maximize productivity will be discussed in breakout groups and finally considered by all.


Inspired Leadership: Using Spiritual Principles To Guide Department Chair Work, Kathy A. Gainor Ph.D. Mar 2019

Inspired Leadership: Using Spiritual Principles To Guide Department Chair Work, Kathy A. Gainor Ph.D.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this workshop, participants will explore six universal spiritual principles that can be useful in guiding one’s work as a department chair in a way that upholds that mission of the department and facilitates stress reduction and mental health of the chairperson. Case studies from the experiences of department chairs will be examined.


Successfully Navigating The Merger Of Three Academic Departments Into One, Amy B. Harkins Phd, Mardell A. Wilson Edd Mar 2019

Successfully Navigating The Merger Of Three Academic Departments Into One, Amy B. Harkins Phd, Mardell A. Wilson Edd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The presentation will focus on the reasons that lead to the merger, the actual process of the merger, various change-management strategies, and the lessons learned. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage with questions and discussions throughout the presentation.


Servant Leadership In Higher Education, Alicia Domack Mar 2019

Servant Leadership In Higher Education, Alicia Domack

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The purpose of this presentation is to orient the audience to the tenets of servant leadership and provide examples of how servant leadership can be applied in higher education.