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Mentoring Through Education Diplomacy, Georgianna Duarte Dr. Jul 2018

Mentoring Through Education Diplomacy, Georgianna Duarte Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The presenters and participants will explore the conceptual framework of education diplomacy as a model for mentoring faculty in areas of inquiry, negotiation, humor, and mediation.


Time Management For Department Chairs, Christian K. Hansen May 2018

Time Management For Department Chairs, Christian K. Hansen

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Most department chairs face the challenge of getting important tasks completed under time constraints in an environment of frequent interruptions. Department leaders are often bombarded with demands from students, faculty and administrators and spend an excessive number of hours each day managing tasks that are often associated with tight deadlines. The nature of the chair position is likely to result in stress, burn out, and other unhealthy situations. This workshop presents strategies and proven practices for taking control of the available time and getting the job done while managing stress and giving priority to leading a healthy and enriching personal ...


Cutting-Edge Policies And Services For Addressing Campus Sexual Violence, Merle Weiner Mar 2018

Cutting-Edge Policies And Services For Addressing Campus Sexual Violence, Merle Weiner

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The #MeToo movement and the Trump administration’s changes to Title IX guidance have raised new issues, questions, and demands regarding how colleges and universities should be addressing sexual and gender-based violence on their campuses. Within this milieu, it is worth considering some of the new policies and services that can improve a campus’s response to sexual and gender-based violence. In particular, this session will explore emerging best practices, including alternatives to universal mandatory reporting as well as programs that provide legal services to student survivors. Time permitting, this session will also touch upon such hot topics as the ...


Integrating Applied Learning And Community Outreach Into Online Education, Katherine Adler, Mary-Katherine Smith Mar 2018

Integrating Applied Learning And Community Outreach Into Online Education, Katherine Adler, Mary-Katherine Smith

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For online schools and programs fulfilling service requirements can be challenging. To address this issue, an online program can utilize an integrated outreach program with local stakeholders. This session explores how to link applied learning and community outreach to allow students to impact the local community while experiencing applied learning and increasing the presence of the online program in communities.


Institutionalizing Effective Grant Funded Programs: A Success Story, Madhura Kulkarni, Bethany V. Bowling, Maureen Doyle, Diana Mcgill Mar 2018

Institutionalizing Effective Grant Funded Programs: A Success Story, Madhura Kulkarni, Bethany V. Bowling, Maureen Doyle, Diana Mcgill

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As budgets tighten, universities are increasingly struggling with questions of how to institutionalize and sustain successful grant-funded programs. Creative approaches to leveraging existing infrastructure and resources can make it possible. Here, we present our experiences and approaches that could benefit those seeking to institutionalize effective pilot or grant-funded programs.


When Faculty Downsizing And Student Success Collide, Yasenka Peterson, Jessica Nelson, Marcee Everly, Kathyrn Berlin, Peggy Weber Mar 2018

When Faculty Downsizing And Student Success Collide, Yasenka Peterson, Jessica Nelson, Marcee Everly, Kathyrn Berlin, Peggy Weber

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will discuss increasing challenges chairpersons and associate deans’ experience when faced with decreasing or limited faculty resources and how this ultimately impacts student success. Opportunities and best practices related to working together as a cohesive leadership team, increasing on time graduation rates and course scheduling will also discussed.


Evolution Of Department Chairs – Analysis Of Academic Chairperson’S Conference Proceedings, David Line Dr, Stephen F. Pyle Mar 2018

Evolution Of Department Chairs – Analysis Of Academic Chairperson’S Conference Proceedings, David Line Dr, Stephen F. Pyle

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The Academic Chairperson’s Conference has been provided guidance to chairs for 34 years. Coding of titles and descriptions of presentations given at the first 34 ACCs provides trends in topics which are of interest to chairs. This session explores continual themes, cyclical topics, resolved issues, and emerging trends.


Using Competency Mapping To Improve Online Education, Katherine Adler, Sue Mcdaniel, David A. Line Mar 2018

Using Competency Mapping To Improve Online Education, Katherine Adler, Sue Mcdaniel, David A. Line

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The growth of online education has coincided with the resurgence in Competency Based Education (CBE). This trend has introduced new opportunities to assess student progress and program outcomes. This interactive session explores ways of getting the most out of CBE in the online world.


Adjunct Faculty Training, Monitoring And Evaluation At The Department Level, John Griffith Mar 2018

Adjunct Faculty Training, Monitoring And Evaluation At The Department Level, John Griffith

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Improve the learning experience for students by improving performance of adjunct faculty. Learn the strategies and tools used by an award winning university to support adjunct faculty by:

- Effective selection and faculty development

- Departmental support at the course level

- Providing effective mentoring and feedback


From Surviving To Thriving: Top Tips For Newer Chairs, Ethan Krase, Gian Pagnucci Mar 2018

From Surviving To Thriving: Top Tips For Newer Chairs, Ethan Krase, Gian Pagnucci

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session shares concrete strategies for helping department chairs navigate common problems more effectively and efficiently. With attention to managing email, handling complaints, constructing schedules, building relationships, and working with upper administration, the presenters offer practical tips to help newer chairs succeed.


Breaking Through The Sexed Glass Ceiling: Women In Academic Leadership Positions, Sheila Smith Mckoy, Dawn Michelle Banauch, Keisha Love, Susan Kirkpatrick Smith Mar 2018

Breaking Through The Sexed Glass Ceiling: Women In Academic Leadership Positions, Sheila Smith Mckoy, Dawn Michelle Banauch, Keisha Love, Susan Kirkpatrick Smith

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In 2009, Patterson, Kirschke, Seaton and Hossfeld revisited the ongoing conversation about gender inequity and inequality in higher education. Their work entitled Challenges for Women Department Chairs (New Prairie Press, 2009) focused on the numerous gaps – salary, promotion, discrimination, harassment -- that define women’s experiences in academic leadership. The emerging trends in academia still suggest that the work that they started in 2009 continues to be a vital concern for women in academic leadership positions. Very little research exists in relation to the intersectional conversations that need to occur when these gendered gaps are coupled with other aspects of difference ...


Informed Leadership Through Assessment Workshops, Frederick Burrack, Chris Urban Mar 2018

Informed Leadership Through Assessment Workshops, Frederick Burrack, Chris Urban

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The first half of this workshop is focused on the responsibility of academic leaders to develop a culture of assessment. Participants will leave this workshop with strategies to guide faculty in defining learning outcomes, aligning course and program learning expectations, designing meaningful assessments, and using assessment data to inform program decisions.

The second half of this workshop will demonstrate advanced assessment processes that empower faculty through automated data collection, interactive visualization, and enriched analysis. Program leaders will learn how to use advanced assessment processes to exceed institutional and accreditation expectations, and reimagine strategic goals.


New Chair Alliance, Katherine Frank, Daniel Wheeler Mar 2018

New Chair Alliance, Katherine Frank, Daniel Wheeler

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The New Chair Alliance is the conference’s special programming for newly appointed chairpersons. Those who will soon transition into a chair position or who have been a chair for two years or less will find this workshop particularly valuable. Topics covered include transitioning to new roles and responsibilities, annual planning, everyday management, strategic planning for the future, personal development, and finding satisfaction in being a chair and making a difference. Participants will gain practical tips and tools to improve effectiveness, become familiar with essential resources, learn how to identify an administrative mentor, as well as connect and network with ...


Succeeding With Problem Faculty: A 6-Step Guide, Kent Crookston Mar 2018

Succeeding With Problem Faculty: A 6-Step Guide, Kent Crookston

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Dr. Crookston’s research in academic leadership includes a national survey in which 3,000 department chairs and deans identified “dealing with problem faculty” as their stand-alone top concern. Problem colleagues in any organization include bullies, jerks, passive-aggressives, poor performers and those who are emotionally distressed. Drawing from best-selling business and leadership literature, Dr. Crookston identifies six steps for effectively dealing with a challenging colleague. Participants leave this workshop with sound practical guidance on how to act when things go wrong, but more importantly how to ensure that things go right.


The Academic Leader's Balancing Act: Managing Time, Stress, And Transitions, Dr. Walter H. Gmelch Mar 2018

The Academic Leader's Balancing Act: Managing Time, Stress, And Transitions, Dr. Walter H. Gmelch

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Dr. Gmelch will explore the many tradeoffs in academic leadership, personal vs. professional and academic vs. administrative. Attendees will focus on distinguishing between high-payoffs (HIPOS) and low-payoffs (LOPOS) to increase focus and effectiveness, and learn to operate their ‘management molecule.’ Common stressers and how to cope with them will be covered while attendees explore effective strategies for departmental decision-making.


The 4 Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins Mar 2018

The 4 Quadrants Of Administrative Effectiveness, Rob Jenkins

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Mr. Jenkins will introduce attendees to a new paradigm for thinking about administrative effectiveness, charting tasks and problems on the axes of responsibility and control – what you responsible for, and how much control you have over it. The best administrators push themselves into the “high responsibility-low control quadrant. This workshop will also include practice using a unique assessment tool that allows administrators to chart themselves using this system, and see in which quadrant they typically inhabit.


An Introvert's Guide To Academic Leadership, Jeff Buller Mar 2018

An Introvert's Guide To Academic Leadership, Jeff Buller

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Higher education contains a high percentage of people who are more introverted than extroverted. They find social gatherings and other large meetings to be emotionally draining. Many academic leaders actually hate making phone calls, prefer to eat meals alone, and need a great deal of “alone time” in order to recharge. This workshop explores two strategies that introverts can use for increasing their effectiveness as academic leaders: taking advantage of their strengths and compensating for their challenges. It also considers ways in which introverts may sometimes be even more effective leaders than extroverts.


Administering High Impact, Faculty-Led, International Travel Courses, Christopher Hirschler Phd, Kira Espiritu Phd Mar 2018

Administering High Impact, Faculty-Led, International Travel Courses, Christopher Hirschler Phd, Kira Espiritu Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Chairs can play an important role in the creation and sustainability of high impact, faculty-led, international travel courses. Engaging faculty is critical to the success of campus internationalization initiatives. This session presents best practices for utilizing faculty-directed programming as a means of campus internationalization.


Get Them To Click It! Increasing Online Survey Response Rate, Ryan Chung Mar 2018

Get Them To Click It! Increasing Online Survey Response Rate, Ryan Chung

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this interactive presentation, the presenter will be addressing challenges in administering online surveys and offering 20 strategies that may help attendees improve online survey response rates. At the end of this session, attendees should be able to identify several strategies to utilize in their own online survey data collection.


Strategies For Writing A Self-Study And Conducting A Site Review, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans Phd, Carrie E. Longley Mfa, Mengie M. Parker Phd Mar 2018

Strategies For Writing A Self-Study And Conducting A Site Review, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans Phd, Carrie E. Longley Mfa, Mengie M. Parker Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation will include a discussion of the principle components of a department self-study and provide examples from two departments (English and Fine and Performing Arts). The specific self-study structure we developed is especially beneficial for small university campuses that may need to justify programs or budgetary expenditures.


Interpreting Audit Data In Program Assessment, Jacqueline Kress Mar 2018

Interpreting Audit Data In Program Assessment, Jacqueline Kress

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic programs are multidimensional and operate in a distributed decision-making environment. Assessment that focuses solely on student learning outcomes may overlook context factors contributing to or detracting from program success. This session introduces program audits and guides participants’ practice interpreting sample audit data and relating them to program outcomes.


Using Technology To Enhance Sense Of Community Across Course Formats, Mindy Haar Mar 2018

Using Technology To Enhance Sense Of Community Across Course Formats, Mindy Haar

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Sense of community in education is correlated with student learning, satisfaction and retention. Current research and evidence-based best practices for using readily available technologies to increase community perception in traditional, blended and online course formats will be presented.


The Teaching Chair: Maintaining Excellence In Teaching, Cathy Thorsen 5590686, Mary Elizabeth Zimmer, Marilyn Odom Mar 2018

The Teaching Chair: Maintaining Excellence In Teaching, Cathy Thorsen 5590686, Mary Elizabeth Zimmer, Marilyn Odom

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Teaching chairs must balance preparation for class and maintaining teaching effectiveness with the duties of chair. Participants will explore scenarios related to the teaching chair themes derived from survey responses and share strategies for coping, overcoming, and/or accepting their limitations related to balancing chair and teaching roles.


Leading The Transition To Active Learning Strategies And The High-Engagement Teaching Model, William J. Buchhorn, Elena Allen Mar 2018

Leading The Transition To Active Learning Strategies And The High-Engagement Teaching Model, William J. Buchhorn, Elena Allen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This interactive workshop will showcase several strategies used in the new active learning model of teaching as chairs from English and Reading at Butler Community College (KS) share insights developed during the multi-year implementation of a partnership with AVID for Higher Education.


Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, Roann Barris Mar 2018

Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, Roann Barris

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Censorship: it is unlikely that any academic, especially in the arts, would come out in favor of censorship. But what is the right course of action when a student's work in a graduation show offends the public? And if steps are taken to remove the presumably offensive work, are we betraying our beliefs about the value of student's work or promoting good relationships with the public? This has been an active year for ethical questions about art -- but who expect them to be our own issues? Details about this case and all the roles played will be provided ...


The Changing Role Of The Department Chair, Dean Ann Tate, Kim Delauro Dr., Dawn Eaton Dr. Mar 2018

The Changing Role Of The Department Chair, Dean Ann Tate, Kim Delauro Dr., Dawn Eaton Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

At San Jacinto College, the department chair role has changed significantly from the traditional model. Expanded to a twelve-month position, chairs commit to coaching faculty, engaging in strategic initiatives, and other special projects designed to improve student success. Benefits of enhanced supervision, strategic planning, and innovative projects will be discussed.


Would You Promote/Tenure This Candidate? Selecting External Reviewers, Nancy P. Kropf Mar 2018

Would You Promote/Tenure This Candidate? Selecting External Reviewers, Nancy P. Kropf

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

One of the most important junctures in a faculty member’s professional life is the review for promotion and/or tenure. This presentation highlights the importance of strategic decision-making about external reviewers as part of P & T. Methods that chairs can use to mentor faculty in this process are presented.


Recruiting For Your Department: The Role Of The Chair, Jennifer Dennis, Stephanie Boss, Mary Dzindolet, Lisa Huffman Mar 2018

Recruiting For Your Department: The Role Of The Chair, Jennifer Dennis, Stephanie Boss, Mary Dzindolet, Lisa Huffman

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The chairs of an Education, Sports & Exercise Science, and Psychology Departments, and their former dean, share how they have been able to implement innovative recruitment strategies from an academic standpoint to increase enrollment in their departments and in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.


Factors Used To Determine The Teaching Load For Chairs In Public Community Colleges, Mandel Samuels, James O. Hammons Mar 2018

Factors Used To Determine The Teaching Load For Chairs In Public Community Colleges, Mandel Samuels, James O. Hammons

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

After a 10 minute presentation of a recently completed national study of the practices used by public community colleges to determine chair teaching load, attendees will be provided a framework and procedure for determining chair teaching load on their campus, and will then engage in a spirited but structured discussion of the factors to be considered and a process for assigning weights to each.


What Your Faculty Need To Known About Open Access Publishing, Jacqueline Kress Mar 2018

What Your Faculty Need To Known About Open Access Publishing, Jacqueline Kress

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Scholarly publication is a factor in faculty evaluation. Online journals--open access (OA) and traditional—are now available. Views about OA journals are often controversial, and have even affected tenure and promotion decisions. This session reviews facts about OA and provides exemplar materials to use to review/revise your publication policies.