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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.


Mentoring Faculty As Department Chair, Lynn Shollen Apr 2020

Mentoring Faculty As Department Chair, Lynn Shollen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Mentoring is a powerful strategy for facilitating faculty and department success. Participants will engage in multiple case study analyses in teams, individual reflection followed by group processing, and interactive discussions and activities to dig into challenges that faculty encounter at different career stages and strategies Chairs can leverage to mentor those faculty, as well as disengaged or disgruntled faculty.


Integrating Assessment With Teaching And Learning Excellence: A Proactive Model, Teresa Flateby, Patricia Gregg Apr 2020

Integrating Assessment With Teaching And Learning Excellence: A Proactive Model, Teresa Flateby, Patricia Gregg

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Is your department a pocket of excellence? Through interactive case studies and discussion, you will learn how to systematically and proactively connect student learning assessment with curriculum and instructional planning. Walk away with a plan of concrete action steps to get in the pocket to maximize student learning.


Stranger In A Strange Land: Old Chair, New University, Juliet V. Spencer, Vagner M. Whitehead, George A. King Apr 2020

Stranger In A Strange Land: Old Chair, New University, Juliet V. Spencer, Vagner M. Whitehead, George A. King

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

There are opportunities and challenges associated with appointing a chair from within and from outside the organization. This discussion will consider multiple aspects and focus on considerations for changing institutions to assume the chair position.


Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger Apr 2020

Revealed: Secret Ingredients In The Chairperson’S Recipe For Assessment, Ryan Chung, Frederick Burrack, Kelva Hunger

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic chairpersons often experience frustration or lack of support when helping faculty/staff develop and administer assessment processes. This session will provide information and strategies on how to effectively guide program assessment processes.


Am I Too [Fill In The Blank] To Be Heard?, Ling Jeng Apr 2020

Am I Too [Fill In The Blank] To Be Heard?, Ling Jeng

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

It takes time for a department chair to earn their credential to fit into the campus and departmental culture. Beyond experience or seniority, we will explore the diverse factors that determine whether and when a department chair becomes accepted into the dominant group in order to speak up and to be heard, as well as strategies for proactively making it a continuous self-growth process.


From Without And Within: Challenges Of Assuming Leadership, Melody Loya, Sue Joiner Apr 2020

From Without And Within: Challenges Of Assuming Leadership, Melody Loya, Sue Joiner

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation shares experiences in leadership at a regional university (from two perspectives, promoting from within and without) and discusses how the presenters built support systems to navigate changes. In a highly interactive format, participants will help guide the direction of the workshop.


Document, Document, Document: The Value Of The Mou, Christopher Jochum Apr 2020

Document, Document, Document: The Value Of The Mou, Christopher Jochum

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this interactive session, the presenter will provide tips and lessons learned related to the power of documentation, especially through the use of memoranda of understanding (MOU). Equally applicable to faculty and students, participants will learn how to create MOUs and will be provided with examples and templates.


Onboard, Don’T Orient, New Faculty, Jacqueline Kress Apr 2020

Onboard, Don’T Orient, New Faculty, Jacqueline Kress

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Each year 50,000 highly educated, accomplished people with no preparation for most of the tasks that comprise college faculty work will be hired. Typical orientation programs do not meet their needs to provide useful, timely information and skill-building. Onboarding programs are more effective, and the benefits go beyond the faculty.


Faculty Roles: Unending, Unbundling, Or Unraveling?, Jacqueline Kress Apr 2020

Faculty Roles: Unending, Unbundling, Or Unraveling?, Jacqueline Kress

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

More new adjuncts than new tenure-track faculty? Enrollment and budgets contribute, but the “adjunctification” trend is more complex. The steady unbundling of faculty roles is an important but less recognized contributor. This session overviews the unbundling phenomenon and positions faculty to make informed decisions at their home campuses.


Gender Diversity And Generational Gaps: Two Hurdles Worth One Giant Leap, Renee Marine Apr 2020

Gender Diversity And Generational Gaps: Two Hurdles Worth One Giant Leap, Renee Marine

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenter and participants will explore the gender and generational similarities and differences that exist today both in the classroom and departmentally. Emerging strategies and best practices will be shared and discussed.


Generation Z: Shaping Modern Day Universities By Rethinking Student Success, Va Hayman Barber Apr 2020

Generation Z: Shaping Modern Day Universities By Rethinking Student Success, Va Hayman Barber

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Generation Z is fully emerged in higher education. This generation is shaking up traditional practices in higher education and looking for relationship building, digital platforms and an understanding of the value of education. This workshop will guide participants to explore ways to help Gen Z be successful in higher education.


Developing An “Office” Culture., Jeff Bright Apr 2020

Developing An “Office” Culture., Jeff Bright

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Research has shown that an organizations culture has a profound effect on employee recruitment, retention and performance. This session explores the importance of workplace culture in the productivity and morale of faculty members and what role a leader plays in developing that culture.


From Surviving To Thriving: Top Tips To Help Newer Chairs, Ethan Krase, Gian S. Pagnucci Apr 2020

From Surviving To Thriving: Top Tips To Help Newer Chairs, Ethan Krase, Gian S. Pagnucci

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session shares concrete strategies for helping department chairs navigate common problems more effectively and efficiently. With attention to managing email, handling complaints, constructing schedules, building relationships, and working with upper administration, the presenters offer practical tips to help newer chairs succeed.


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

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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.


Constructing An Effective Annual Departmental Report, Laurie Henry, Richard Wilkens Apr 2020

Constructing An Effective Annual Departmental Report, Laurie Henry, Richard Wilkens

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Departmental strategic needs are wide-ranging placing increased demands on chairs to broaden their roles. To meet growing strategic demands, chairs must systematize the gathering of pertinent analytics and information. This workshop identifies important items to include in annual departmental reviews and how to leverage data towards positive departmental change.


Better Record Keeping And Documentation Techniques For Chairs., Kristi Haik, Beth Zimmer Apr 2020

Better Record Keeping And Documentation Techniques For Chairs., Kristi Haik, Beth Zimmer

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters and participants will discuss tips and techniques for better record keeping and documentation practices in the department office. Areas of discussion will include suggestions for better record keeping strategies and how to properly document scheduled and impromptu meetings, meetings with faculty for promotion, tenure and review, and meetings with students and parents. We will provide take-home examples to make the day-to-day operations of the office run more smoothly.


Are You Ready For A Crisis? Communication And Continuity In The Aftermath, Diana L. Ashe, Rick Olsen, Colleen A. Reilly, Matthew Tenhuisen Apr 2020

Are You Ready For A Crisis? Communication And Continuity In The Aftermath, Diana L. Ashe, Rick Olsen, Colleen A. Reilly, Matthew Tenhuisen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Institutions of higher education face numerous crises from natural disasters to mass shootings to sexual abuse scandals. Our interactive workshop will engage participants in planning, negotiating, and recovering from a variety of institutional crises. Participants will develop concrete plans for crisis preparation and recovery, including retrospective sensemaking.


Antiracist Academic Leadership: Confronting Whiteness, David S. Owen Apr 2020

Antiracist Academic Leadership: Confronting Whiteness, David S. Owen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

What obligations do academic leaders have to address the ways whiteness impacts departmental and campus climates? And what are some strategies chairpersons can take to mitigate the ways whiteness creates inequitable conditions for students, faculty, and staff success? Participants in this session will have an opportunity to discuss these and other questions and explore the requirements of academic leadership that is avowedly antiracist.


"The Multidisciplinary Chair, Discussing Strategies And Tactics For Success.", Daniel Jorgensen, Pamela Brouillard Apr 2020

"The Multidisciplinary Chair, Discussing Strategies And Tactics For Success.", Daniel Jorgensen, Pamela Brouillard

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Participants will discuss specific strategies and tactics that can help in successful leadership of a multidisciplinary department.


New And New-To-You: Transitioning To A New Chair Position, Christopher Barrick Apr 2020

New And New-To-You: Transitioning To A New Chair Position, Christopher Barrick

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Whether you are chairing a department for the first time or starting a chair position at a different institution, your new job will be a challenging transition. This presentation offers practical advice and best practices for adapting to your new position as chair.


Values-Based Leadership: Culture Vs. Strategy, Kimberly Miloch, Abigail Tilton, Chris Ray Apr 2020

Values-Based Leadership: Culture Vs. Strategy, Kimberly Miloch, Abigail Tilton, Chris Ray

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Using Google’s Project Aristotle re:Work framework (2012), psychological safety principles (Edmondson, 1999; Edmondson & Lei, 2014), and Sinek’s (2009) purposeful leadership tenets, this workshop will engage participants in refining a leadership philosophy; in outlining steps to create a values-based culture; and in creating high performing research teams and committees.


Using Accreditation To Build Teamwork In A Department, David A. Line Apr 2020

Using Accreditation To Build Teamwork In A Department, David A. Line

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The additional demands of the accreditation process provide a unique opportunity for program chairs to develop positive relationships between administration, staff, and faculty. This best practice presentation will look at the accreditation process from the perspective of the support staff and utilizing the accreditation process as a team building exercise.


Engaging College Communities In Collaborative Strategic Planning, Dawn Shinew, Brian Campbell, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Christina Lunceford, Trinka Messenheimer, Mary Murray, Patrick Pauken, Ray Schneider, Mark Seals, Maureen Wilson, Deborah Wooldridge Apr 2020

Engaging College Communities In Collaborative Strategic Planning, Dawn Shinew, Brian Campbell, Tracy Huziak-Clark, Christina Lunceford, Trinka Messenheimer, Mary Murray, Patrick Pauken, Ray Schneider, Mark Seals, Maureen Wilson, Deborah Wooldridge

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Strategic planning is often met with skepticism. Too often, this process goes nowhere and changes nothing. The leadership team from Bowling Green State University’s College of Education and Human Development share a collaborative strategic process focused on building a common college identity, concrete actions, and a collective sense of accountability.


I’M A Chair, But I Feel Like A Therapist, Krista Bridgmon, Aaron Alexander, Elizabeth List Apr 2020

I’M A Chair, But I Feel Like A Therapist, Krista Bridgmon, Aaron Alexander, Elizabeth List

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

For this seminar, we invite Chairs to evaluate situations in their practice that resemble the work of a counselor. To prime and contextualize this interactive workshop, the presenters will ignite the inner-listener. Skills in listening to listen, not listening to respond will be at the forefront of the presentation.


Building A Departmental Culture Using Data, Behavior, And Humility, Diane Myers Apr 2020

Building A Departmental Culture Using Data, Behavior, And Humility, Diane Myers

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation focuses on how behavioral strategies, data-based decision making, and a healthy dose of humility (and humor) can create a departmental culture that promotes faculty, staff, and student success. Discussions and activities will center on creating and communicating expectations, determining priorities, and creating a collaborative community.


Effective Faculty Onboarding, Larry Buckley, Andre O. Hudson Apr 2020

Effective Faculty Onboarding, Larry Buckley, Andre O. Hudson

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

New Academic Faculty face a deluge of new information when they arrive on campus. This is in addition to the stresses associated with a new campus environment, and for many the first position requiring completely independent planning and organization. Many faculty contribute career success or failure to successful and comprehensive support from colleagues from the very start of new positions. This workshop will require and assist all participants to develop an onboarding framework document that they can employ at their respective academic units/institutions. Topics to be discussed and included in such an onboarding guide include clear articulations of (1 ...


Data-Driven Strategic Planning, Frederick Burrack, Dorothy Thompson, Jeffrey Ward Apr 2020

Data-Driven Strategic Planning, Frederick Burrack, Dorothy Thompson, Jeffrey Ward

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Participants will explore strategies for strategic planning that focuses on: (a) selecting, locating, and reporting data; (b) guiding common goals and expectations; (c) defining and implementing an action; (d) setting benchmarks and assessable outcomes; and (e) considering the impact on student learning.


April Agenda, Wku Graduate Council Apr 2020

April Agenda, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting agenda.


Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council Apr 2020

Meeting Minutes, Wku Graduate Council

Graduate School

Meeting minutes.