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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

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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.


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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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

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

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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.


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

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

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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.


Meeting In The Middle: Strategies For Successful Union-Administration Collaboration, Kristi Haik, Mary Elizabeth Zimmer Mar 2019

Meeting In The Middle: Strategies For Successful Union-Administration Collaboration, Kristi Haik, Mary Elizabeth Zimmer

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Presenters and participants will discuss best practices and develop strategies to create a collaborative working environment within a higher education-union culture.


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

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.


Developing A New Department Culture: When Programs Merge, William Hoon, Aimee Shouse Mar 2017

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

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


Applying Lessons From Athletic Recruitment To Faculty Searches, David M. Bellar, Peter Sheppard Mar 2017

Applying Lessons From Athletic Recruitment To Faculty Searches, David M. Bellar, Peter Sheppard

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The presenter will share how lessons learned from recruiting intercollegiate athletes can be applied to faculty searches. The presentation will present information and examples for improving position announcements as well as interactions and negotiations with candidates to increase the likelihood of a quality hire.


Promoting Chair Succession Through Development, Empowerment, And Encouragement, Christopher Benedetti Mar 2017

Promoting Chair Succession Through Development, Empowerment, And Encouragement, Christopher Benedetti

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To ensure the stability of the department, department chairs should prioritize the identification and formation of potential successors. For this interactive session, a model and related strategies, supported by real examples, will be discussed for developing, empowering, and encouraging faculty to become ready to assume the role of department chair.


Avoid Yet Another Search: Programs That Support A Diverse Faculty, Michael A. Mcpherson, Christy Crutsinger, Sean Jefferson, Debbie Rohwer Mar 2017

Avoid Yet Another Search: Programs That Support A Diverse Faculty, Michael A. Mcpherson, Christy Crutsinger, Sean Jefferson, Debbie Rohwer

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Retaining quality faculty members is a critical issue in collegiate settings. This session will give background on retention, including (1) a video showcasing faculty diversity issues, (2) a case study application activity, and (3) a description of retention initiatives. The session will conclude with a synthesis activity wherein participants will develop a list of activities that can promote retention in their own settings.


The Inevitability Of Playing Politics As Chair: Advantages And Pitfalls, Domenick J. Pinto Mar 2016

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 29 years it has become an essential yet sometimes unwanted aspect of the daily rigors of the position. This session explores the advantages and pitfalls of “playing politics” as a department chair.


Thriving In A Changing Academic Landscape: Moving At The Speed Of Light, Brenda Sims, Christy Crutsinger Mar 2016

Thriving In A Changing Academic Landscape: Moving At The Speed Of Light, Brenda Sims, Christy Crutsinger

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Academic leaders are facing pressure to change how they deliver education. To respond, universities are increasingly charged with setting up educational programs that challenge the traditional notion of delivering classes. Using a case study approach, this session highlights how one university built a collaborative industry hub , developed interdisciplinary programs, and gained departmental and faculty buy-in in a sixth month window. Strategies for remaining nimble and transforming the ivory tower will discussed.


Get The Right People On The Bus: Recruiting Quality Faculty, Christopher Barrick Mar 2016

Get The Right People On The Bus: Recruiting Quality Faculty, Christopher Barrick

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A department’s success depends on its people. To that end, this presentation aims to outline both best practices and unwritten strategies relevant to the hiring of the best faculty members. From the justifying the need to selecting the right candidate, this presentation will exam all facets of a faculty search.


Mentoring, Managing, And Motivating Online Course Instructors: Emerging Chair Responsibilities, Mary B. Schreiner Ph.D., Scott Ballantyne Ed.D., Karen Thacker Ph.D. Mar 2016

Mentoring, Managing, And Motivating Online Course Instructors: Emerging Chair Responsibilities, Mary B. Schreiner Ph.D., Scott Ballantyne Ed.D., Karen Thacker Ph.D.

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The number of online university courses continues to grow, and instructors of these courses need unique kinds of involvement with their department chairs. The presentation outlines best practices department chairs can use to mentor, manage and motivate online course instructors, based on both experience and emerging literature in this field.


Dealing With Difficult Faculty, Janet L. Gooch Ph.D., Ccc-Slp Mar 2016

Dealing With Difficult Faculty, Janet L. Gooch Ph.D., Ccc-Slp

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Difficult faculty may harass colleagues, staff, or students, may avoid their teaching, research and/or service obligations, and make the work environment difficult. This interactive workshop will provide strategies for Chairs dealing with difficulty faculty. Particular case studies will be presented and problem-solved by participants.


Academic Leaders Shaping Work-Life Culture, Laura Bryan, Cheryl Wilson Mar 2015

Academic Leaders Shaping Work-Life Culture, Laura Bryan, Cheryl Wilson

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Presenters and participants will discuss emerging strategies and best practices available to chairs to support the creation of departmental cultures that are friendly and responsive to the work-life needs of faculty and staff.


Preparing And Using Classroom Observations In Faculty Teaching Evaluations, Peggy A. Thelen Mar 2015

Preparing And Using Classroom Observations In Faculty Teaching Evaluations, Peggy A. Thelen

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Department chairs charged with evaluating faculty teaching often receive no formal observation and assessment training. This session offers suggestions for the organization, implementation, and reflection of the faculty teaching evaluation process. We will also discuss the difficulties and successes of the faculty teaching evaluation process.