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December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2019

December Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Dec 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


November Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Nov 2019

November Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Nov 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Why Assessment Matters: On The Road For Change, Kelsey P. Bowen, Kate A. Bergey, Shannon S. Edmond Nov 2019

Why Assessment Matters: On The Road For Change, Kelsey P. Bowen, Kate A. Bergey, Shannon S. Edmond

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

In higher education, assessment is used to intentionally develop, implement, and modify programs that are grounded in student learning outcomes (SLOs). Assessment results may highlight program effectiveness, or lack thereof. This gives educators the chance to revise components of the program in order to improve student learning (Meixner, 2016). Assessment also creates a sense of accountability by offering methods to justify the value of a program, especially when time and resources are limited. We offer a model for assessment as foundational to program development by highlighting our course-related consulting work with the Dux Leadership Center’s pilot On the Road ...


Learners’ Perspectives On The Use And Support Of Student Created Video Assignments At James Madison University, Annette Bruff Liskey Nov 2019

Learners’ Perspectives On The Use And Support Of Student Created Video Assignments At James Madison University, Annette Bruff Liskey

Showcase of Graduate Research and Creative Activities

This research is an exploratory analysis of the use of student created video assignments at JMU, a pedagogical strategy that is increasingly common but not widely researched. The study collected quantitative data via an online survey of JMU students with the objective of examining the use, design, and outcomes of student created video assignments at James Madison University. Survey topics included the requirements of the assignment, the course that included the assignment, resources available and/or used to complete the assignment, students’ perceptions of the learning outcomes, as well as non-identifying information about each respondent’s demographics and academic experience ...


October Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Oct 2019

October Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

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Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Oct 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


Obstacles To Excellence: Academic Freedom And China's Quest For World-Class Universities, Chelsea Blackburn Cohen Oct 2019

Obstacles To Excellence: Academic Freedom And China's Quest For World-Class Universities, Chelsea Blackburn Cohen

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

China’s government has made significant investments to develop universities that already compete with the world’s best. Their progress has captured global attention over the years, with universities around the world forging partnerships with institutions in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and scholars and students around the world flocking to study, teach, and research in the country. But while China continues to stoke its ambitions for developing more world-class universities, respect for academic freedom and other human rights essential to quality higher education lags behind, leaving scholars and students at risk, and the country’s goals in ...


September Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Sep 2019

September Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

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Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Sep 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.


August Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Aug 2019

August Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

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Meeting agenda


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Aug 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

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Meeting minutes.


Members, Wku Graduate Council Jul 2019

Members, Wku Graduate Council

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WKU Graduate Council membership list for 2019-2020/


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council May 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

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Meeting minutes.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Apr 2019

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

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Meeting minutes.


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

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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.


How Behaviorism Shaped A New Department Chair's Approach To Leadership, Diane Myers Mar 2019

How Behaviorism Shaped A New Department Chair's Approach To Leadership, Diane Myers

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

During this presentation, a second-year department chair will discuss how her background in behaviorism (specifically, in positive behavior interventions and supports) shaped her approach to working with faculty. She will share successes, not-quite-successes, and other lessons learned from implementing a behavioral approach to leadership.


Supporting Adjunct Faculty, Sarah Edwards Mar 2019

Supporting Adjunct Faculty, Sarah Edwards

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

One of a chairperson’s many duties is to hire and support adjunct faculty. Helping adjuncts get to know campus policies, grow their instructional expertise and contribute to program assessments is a huge responsibility for a chairperson. Come hear practices that can support you as you work to support adjunct faculty.


Interim Leadership Positions: The Kobayashi Maru Of Academia?, Alisha Ortiz, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball Mar 2019

Interim Leadership Positions: The Kobayashi Maru Of Academia?, Alisha Ortiz, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Leading a department through a transition such as reorganization or restructuring is difficult. When the unit leader is in an interim position, this is even more complicated. This presentation will be led by faculty who were all in interim leadership positions during major transitions in leadership, restructuring, and staff layoffs.


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.


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

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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

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.


Navigating The Micropolitical Landscape Of Higher Education, Jared Rawlings Mar 2019

Navigating The Micropolitical Landscape Of Higher Education, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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.


Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr. Mar 2019

Redesigning Your Role As Department Chair, Ann Tate Dean, Kimberly A. Delauro, Dawn Eaton Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

At San Jacinto College, the role of the department chair has changed significantly from the traditional model. The new structure allows for efficient communication, enhanced supervision, long-range planning, proactive problem-solving, faculty development, and innovative projects while also being more engaged in strategic initiatives and student success initiatives.


Building Capacity Through Facilitated Conversations, Sarah Edwards Mar 2019

Building Capacity Through Facilitated Conversations, Sarah Edwards

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

While there is a national call for more training and support for department chairs who are positioned to have direct impact on faculty quality, only 3-4% report having received any type of formal training. Collectively sharing resources and facilitating conversations is a fiscally responsible way to support the development of all chairs and directors on a campus. This presentation will provide one institution’s journey and model for providing necessary training and support to chairs and directors.


Academic Leaders And Decision Making, Dean (Dino) J. Laury Dr. Mar 2019

Academic Leaders And Decision Making, Dean (Dino) J. Laury Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenter and participants will discuss decision-making strategies and best practices available to chairs (new or veterans) to support the decision-making process within department operations that are reasonable and meaningful to the department culture.


Impementing Self-Study Review Feedback, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Denise Bullock Mar 2019

Impementing Self-Study Review Feedback, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Denise Bullock

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department Chairs who are writing a self-study or program review will benefit from this session on implementing self-study review feedback and learn how to leverage feedback to argue for new hires, additional resources for projects, and support for worthwhile initiatives.


Competency Map Of The Academic Chair, David A. Line, Stephen F. Pyle Mar 2019

Competency Map Of The Academic Chair, David A. Line, Stephen F. Pyle

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The growth of Competency Based Education (CBE) has led to the strengthening of programs in many fields. This trend has introduced new opportunities to assess student progress and program outcomes. Competency Based Chairing uses these same tools to develop stronger chairs. This interactive session explores ways of getting the most out of professional competencies in our growth as chairs.


Maximizing Faculty Performance, Mary Devine Mar 2019

Maximizing Faculty Performance, Mary Devine

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will explore the ways that we can support faculty to be innovative and achieve high standards of student service, and will provide you with strategies for helping faculty to stay ‘on track’ with department goals. Engaging and motivating part-time faculty will also be covered in the workshop. Connect with fellow chairs to share and be inspired by the practice of other chairs as they strive maximize faculty performance.