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Five Macro Trends And Their Impacts On Higher Education, Mark Putnam Feb 2016

Five Macro Trends And Their Impacts On Higher Education, Mark Putnam

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understanding marketplace demographics, piecing together economic puzzles, processing governance and the legitimacy of leadership, developing technology and the learner, and recognizing ambiguities of institutions and society.


Be An ‘Appy’ Department Chair, Roger Mchaney Feb 2016

Be An ‘Appy’ Department Chair, Roger Mchaney

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Without a doubt, higher education has been impacted by recent technological changes. Faculty, students, and administrators are facing challenges and opportunities related to the spread of social media; the ubiquity of smart phones and tablet devices; and, the growth of wireless communications.


New Chair Alliance, Katherine Frank, Daniel Wheeler Feb 2016

New Chair Alliance, Katherine Frank, Daniel Wheeler

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  • Transition to new roles and responsibilities
  • Satisfactions from being a chair – what makes a difference
  • Scoping out the work for the whole year
  • Managing the everyday
  • Planning for the future
  • Your development


Writing In The Middle: Grant Writing For Department Chairs, Dr. Janet Stocks Mar 2015

Writing In The Middle: Grant Writing For Department Chairs, Dr. Janet Stocks

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As a department chair, your grant writing responsibilities are a bit different from those of a faculty member. In addition to funding your own disciplinary research, you may want to secure external funds to support departmental initiatives. You also have a responsibility to support the grant writing of junior faculty members. This workshop will focus on three main topics: basic grant writing (for those who have not done a lot, or as a refresher — and this is also information you can use when working with new grant writers), sources of funding for programmatic grants and how to support others’ grant ...


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 ...


Leading From The Middle: Managing Your Dean...And Others, Dr. Walter H. Gmelch Mar 2015

Leading From The Middle: Managing Your Dean...And Others, Dr. Walter H. Gmelch

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Department chairs find themselves caught in the middle, swiveling between faculty and administration. Sometimes they don’t know which way to turn — in essence, caught in the godlike role of Janus, a Roman god with two faces looking in two directions at the same time. While chairs don’t have to worry about being deified, they must learn to swivel without appearing dizzy, schizophrenic or “two-faced.” They hold the most unique management position in the country — and the most important role in the university. Walter H. Gmelch has served as chair of three different departments and dean at three universities ...


Assessing Student Learning, Dr. Susan Hatfield Mar 2015

Assessing Student Learning, Dr. Susan Hatfield

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Plans to assess student learning are only useful if they are practical, meaningful and sustainable. This workshop will present a step-by-step approach for implementing a student learning assessment plan that will provide useful data for program improvement.


Legal Issues Department Chairs Often Face, Dr. Fernando C. Gomez Mar 2015

Legal Issues Department Chairs Often Face, Dr. Fernando C. Gomez

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This workshop covers legal principles and issues that arise frequently in college and university administration - including due process, freedom of speech, sexual misconduct (Title IX), termination of employment and/or tenure, retaliation and defenses in the event of a lawsuit - with reference to the latest court cases. The presenter defines and describes the principles and, with participant interactions, analyzes hypothetical situations so as to enable participants to gain a real-world understanding of legal areas discussed. Workshop materials analyze the law and provide numerous plain-English guidelines for future reference.


Thriving In The Middle: Effective Stress Skills For Chairs, Tim Hatfield, Ph.D. Mar 2015

Thriving In The Middle: Effective Stress Skills For Chairs, Tim Hatfield, Ph.D.

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Chairs literally are in the middle of everything important going on in their departments. They do lead from the middle, but they also must cope with the unique array of stressors they face every day because of their role as chair. Many demands are directed at them from their department colleagues, students, and higher administration, regardless of whether sufficient time or resources exist to meet the demands. This hands-on, participatory workshop will help participants discuss and reflect on these inevitable stressors, with an emphasis on their preferred stress prevention and stress reduction skills.


Creating And Supporting Best Practices In Student Retention, N. Douglas Lees Mar 2015

Creating And Supporting Best Practices In Student Retention, N. Douglas Lees

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This session will outline motivations/incentives for chairs to participate in, create and support programs that enhance student retention. In addition, from IUPUI, several campus level programs and three department level initiatives, all of which have been shown to be effective in retaining students, will be described.


Promoting Success And Well-Being Through A Chair Support Group, Grace A. Mims Ph.D., Kenneth E. Anderson Ph.D., Richard C. Meyer Ed.D., Nita Unruh Ed.D. Mar 2015

Promoting Success And Well-Being Through A Chair Support Group, Grace A. Mims Ph.D., Kenneth E. Anderson Ph.D., Richard C. Meyer Ed.D., Nita Unruh Ed.D.

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Department chairs are often exposed to occupational stressors that may lead to burnout. The presenters will discuss a chair support group they developed to provide one another support, insight, perspective, collaboration, advocacy, and resources. Implementation strategies for a variety of initiatives will be offered.


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.


Creating Lasting Change Through Collaboration And Engagement, Marilu Goodyear, Jenny Mehmedovic Mar 2015

Creating Lasting Change Through Collaboration And Engagement, Marilu Goodyear, Jenny Mehmedovic

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Have you experienced difficulty moving a critical change forward and building the buy-in you need? Come learn how to get everyone moving forward with you. Real-life examples from a recent curriculum redesign project will be discussed and participants will apply organizational change concepts to a change initiative of their own.


Mindful Leadership Development: Investing In The Academy, Christy A. Crutsinger Ph.D., Angela Wilson Ph.D., Eugene Martin M.F.A., Alan Albarran Ph.D., Dawna Wilson Ph.D. Mar 2015

Mindful Leadership Development: Investing In The Academy, Christy A. Crutsinger Ph.D., Angela Wilson Ph.D., Eugene Martin M.F.A., Alan Albarran Ph.D., Dawna Wilson Ph.D.

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While universities need leaders capable of initiating and sustaining change, few institutions provide the requisite training and development that equips academic administrators to be effective leaders. This session will highlight a comprehensive, institutional approach for leadership development that addresses the needs of current and future faculty leaders across the pipeline.
http://facultysuccess.unt.edu


"Trigger Warnings": Balancing Challenging Material With Overwhelming Students, Susan Gere Mar 2015

"Trigger Warnings": Balancing Challenging Material With Overwhelming Students, Susan Gere

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Students with trauma histories are requesting explicit alerts called "trigger warnings" that required course material may be upsetting to them. This workshop provides a conceptual discussion of what constitutes student trauma history; a summary of a qualitative research project with faculty who teach student trauma survivors; and practical suggestions for balancing healthy classroom culture with the demands of content. Relevant for all chairpersons.


Cultivating Future Leaders: Faculty Leadership Seminar At Clermont College, Kim Jacobs-Beck Mar 2015

Cultivating Future Leaders: Faculty Leadership Seminar At Clermont College, Kim Jacobs-Beck

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Like many universities, ours faced the challenge of needing to cultivate future department chairs and other academic leaders. Current department chairs developed a leadership seminar, a year-long series of workshops and roundtables discussions for faculty from every department. The seminar alternates with a broader-based, informal leadership discussion series.


Building Credibility And Consensus As Newly-Tenured Or Junior Faculty Chairs, Carmen T. Skaggs, Jennifer Eimers Mar 2015

Building Credibility And Consensus As Newly-Tenured Or Junior Faculty Chairs, Carmen T. Skaggs, Jennifer Eimers

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Participants will explore the challenges that newly-tenured or junior faculty department chairs may face. Representing a small, private college and a regional comprehensive university, our panelists will offer recommendations for building credibility and consensus within the department even when there may be a gap of age and/or experience between the chair and faculty.


The Challenges Of Being Chair In 2015: A 28 Year Perspective, Domenick J. Pinto Mar 2015

The Challenges Of Being Chair In 2015: A 28 Year Perspective, Domenick J. Pinto

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For 28 years as chair, I have witnessed the evolution of the role of chairperson as entrepreneurial skills, conflict resolution and time management have become increasingly vital to the success of the chair. My session will summarize the challenges that chairs must now face and overcome in 2015. The session will help relatively new and new chairs face scenarios and how to problem solve them.


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.


Chairing Transition: Leading A Department Through A Merger, David M. Keller Mar 2015

Chairing Transition: Leading A Department Through A Merger, David M. Keller

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This session will focus discussion on the impact of merging pre-existing departments and/or colleges to form a new entity on Chair leadership strategies. Participants will discuss factors to be considered to ensure successful transition for the department and maximize growth in the new entity.


Inspirational Space As A Mechanism To Transform Departmental Culture, John Paxton Mar 2015

Inspirational Space As A Mechanism To Transform Departmental Culture, John Paxton

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Montana State University’s Computer Science Department created a collaborative, informal, Japanese-themed Student Success Center. The goal of the space was to broaden participation and induce cultural change in computer science. The design philosophy behind the room now serves as a model for collaborative space at MSU.


A Learning Community For New Chairs, Lynn Stallings, Meghan Burke, Ruth A. Goldfine, Dawn L. Kirby, Monica Nandan, Sharon Pearcey, Kandice Porter, Amy Woszczynski Mar 2015

A Learning Community For New Chairs, Lynn Stallings, Meghan Burke, Ruth A. Goldfine, Dawn L. Kirby, Monica Nandan, Sharon Pearcey, Kandice Porter, Amy Woszczynski

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Key elements of an effective professional learning community will be discussed, including readings, peer mentoring, meeting structure, composition, and timing of topics. Presenters will discuss the challenges of their first years as chairs, particularly finding their individual leadership styles and a balance between professional and personal lives.


Leading Change While Managing Conflict In Departmental Transitions, Michelle M. Proctor, Karent Ross Mar 2015

Leading Change While Managing Conflict In Departmental Transitions, Michelle M. Proctor, Karent Ross

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This session will explore conflict management strategies utilized while redefining a department during reaccreditation. Case examples of approaches used and results achieved will be presented in relation to existing literature. Through group activities, participants will be invited to explore and discuss the effectiveness of strategies used in each example presented.


Policy Making In The Middle: Developing And Implementing Departmental And Institutional Policies, Dr. Alzada Tipton Mar 2015

Policy Making In The Middle: Developing And Implementing Departmental And Institutional Policies, Dr. Alzada Tipton

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When it comes to departmental and institutional policies, department chairs frequently find themselves literally in the middle, tasked with implementing institutional policies coming from above and obligated to develop departmental policies that are needed for the department below. These policies can concern themselves with an almost unlimited range of topics, including curriculum and faculty issues, problems involving academic dishonesty and student complaints, and institutional initiatives such as cost savings and compliance directives. Department chairs can find themselves having to lead a reluctant department into implementing an institutional policy not of their own making, or they can find themselves having to ...


Mining From The Middle: Making Resources Count At Work, Dr. Carol A. Mullen Mar 2015

Mining From The Middle: Making Resources Count At Work, Dr. Carol A. Mullen

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As strategic middle managers, department chairs are at the nexus between their academic unit and college, and they must contend with the competing priorities of these different domains. These leaders are not only change agents but also fiscal agents tasked with budget and personnel responsibilities that can be turned into opportunities for ensuring the best return on investment, even in financially lean times.

This workshop will focus on how to capitalize on financial opportunities that extend beyond one’s operating account and other allocations. How can we maximize opportunities to support and develop faculty, students and staff, given the inevitable ...