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Taking The Lead: Initiating Change As A New Chairperson, Craig D. Hlavac Mar 2017

Taking The Lead: Initiating Change As A New Chairperson, Craig D. Hlavac

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic department chairpersons are often asked to lead without management training, prior experience, or formal mentorship. These same chairpersons are frequently faced with initiating change in departments that have operated similarly for years – perhaps decades. What is the first step? What should a new chair do to begin the discussion about change without alienating the faculty? This session will provide participants with practical, research-based strategies for defining the roles of the chair position, building trust within the faculty, and beginning a dialogue focused on meaningful change. Opportunities for small-group discussion as well as scenario-based discourse will be included.


Leading In A Perpetual State Of Change, Stephanie Boss Dr., Lisa Huffman, Jennifer Dennis, Mary Dzindolet Mar 2017

Leading In A Perpetual State Of Change, Stephanie Boss Dr., Lisa Huffman, Jennifer Dennis, Mary Dzindolet

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Three academic chairs and their dean will provide examples of how they have led through the difficult and ever-changing higher education landscape. Topics will include faculty turnover, budget cuts, and university restructuring. The audience will be invited to share their own experiences and recommendations will be provided.


Facilitating Curriculum Change One Step At A Time, Joanna Mott Mar 2017

Facilitating Curriculum Change One Step At A Time, Joanna Mott

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Large departments provide additional challenges when leading change. Participants will learn strategies to thoughtfully move a department forward keeping transparency, respect for all and inclusiveness in mind and identifying, empowering and guiding department faculty leaders who are trusted by their peers.


Thriving In A Changing Academic Landscape: Moving At The Speed Of Light, Brenda Sims, Christy Crutsinger Mar 2016

Thriving In A Changing Academic Landscape: Moving At The Speed Of Light, Brenda Sims, Christy Crutsinger

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic leaders are facing pressure to change how they deliver education. To respond, universities are increasingly charged with setting up educational programs that challenge the traditional notion of delivering classes. Using a case study approach, this session highlights how one university built a collaborative industry hub , developed interdisciplinary programs, and gained departmental and faculty buy-in in a sixth month window. Strategies for remaining nimble and transforming the ivory tower will discussed.


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

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

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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.