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Finding Your Why: Developing Personal And Departmental Mission Statements, Christopher Jochum Apr 2020

Finding Your Why: Developing Personal And Departmental Mission Statements, Christopher Jochum

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this interactive workshop, presenters and participants will collaborate to learn how identify their leadership style in order to develop a personal mission statement. Participants will also learn how to replicate this process with their faculty to develop a departmental mission statement, thus contributing to departmental culture and cohesiveness.


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

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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.


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.


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.


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.


Detox Your Department: A Stage Model For Achieving Cultural Change, Christopher D. Lantz, Steven Mark Elliott Mar 2016

Detox Your Department: A Stage Model For Achieving Cultural Change, Christopher D. Lantz, Steven Mark Elliott

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Throughout this interactive session, participants will learn the stages of group formation, identify a cultural destination for their units, and engage in moderated small group activities that will help them develop their own specific stage-appropriate action strategies designed to achieve the desired cultural transformation.


Turning The Titanic: Reshaping Departmental Culture As A New Chair, Catherine S. Webster Mar 2016

Turning The Titanic: Reshaping Departmental Culture As A New Chair, Catherine S. Webster

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Although Chairs may possess great latitude in their departmental leadership, changing the culture of a department requires effort and planning. This session will discuss how a new chair increased transparency, initiated faculty development opportunities, and led by example to expand shared governance and increase faculty morale.


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

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

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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.