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Cultivating The Mental Wellness Of Faculty, Staff, And Chairs, Jeffrey Reber Apr 2020

Cultivating The Mental Wellness Of Faculty, Staff, And Chairs, Jeffrey Reber

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Presenters and participants will discuss emerging strategies and best practices available to chairs to support the mental health and wellbeing of faculty, staff, and the department chair within the unique context of higher education and given the work-life needs of faculty and staff.


Leadership Development Experiences Of Department Chairs At A Canadian University, Leda Stawnychko Apr 2020

Leadership Development Experiences Of Department Chairs At A Canadian University, Leda Stawnychko

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I will present the preliminary findings of a doctoral research study that explores the leadership development experiences of department chairs at a West Canadian university. The literature review, document analysis and themes emerging from semi-structured interviews with chairs of departments of diverse disciplines and sizes will also be explored.


The Department Chair Academy At The University Of Houston-Downtown, Edmund Paul Cueva, Lucy Bowen Apr 2020

The Department Chair Academy At The University Of Houston-Downtown, Edmund Paul Cueva, Lucy Bowen

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Presenters and participants will discuss a chair academy model that has had successful results. The topics covered in this presentation include the fundamental components of the academy (format, curriculum, activities), the origin of and need for the academy, and the results of a survey on the efficacy of the academy.


Master Sergeant, Pusher, Midwife, Or The Department Chair, Randall Bowden, Jesse Brock, Phillis Bunch Apr 2020

Master Sergeant, Pusher, Midwife, Or The Department Chair, Randall Bowden, Jesse Brock, Phillis Bunch

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Six decades of literature were examined to get a sense of the role of the academic chair. Three things emerge. Roles: (a) vary widely; (b) change drastically; (c) are culturally influenced. This session discusses the role’s development from the influence of societal changes more than duties assigned by administrators.


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

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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.


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 ...


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

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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.


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

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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 ...


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.

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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.


Difficult Department Chair Conversations Ignatian Style, Janet Kupperman 5014750 Mar 2017

Difficult Department Chair Conversations Ignatian Style, Janet Kupperman 5014750

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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.


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.


Positive Academic Leadership: How To Stop Putting Out Fires And Start Making A Difference, Dr. Jeffrey L. Buller Mar 2015

Positive Academic Leadership: How To Stop Putting Out Fires And Start Making A Difference, Dr. Jeffrey L. Buller

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Despite their best intentions, most department chairs soon find their days filled with handling complaints, solving problems and putting out fires (one hopes only in a metaphorical sense). Yet so much more is possible in academic leadership today. Borrowing from approaches like positive psychology and organizational behavior, Positive Academic Leadership creates a framework for changing the entire dynamic of an academic department.

This workshop is highly interactive with numerous exercises, role-plays, breakout discussions and departmental inventories. It will introduce the concept of positive academic leadership from a number of different perspectives. First, it will explore why academic leaders today so ...


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.