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Leading Through Change : 2020, Domenick J. Pinto Apr 2020

Leading Through Change : 2020, Domenick J. Pinto

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Having served as department chair and school director for 31 years, I have witnessed a tremendous evolution in the role of chair as economic, social and student climates have changed. My session will summarize collected data from chairs of departments of various sizes and types in order to discuss and understand better our ever changing role as we see responsibilities of delegating, leading change, creative budgeting and fundraising, grant writing and managing conflict become vital to our positions


What I Wish I Knew: A Reflection Of A First-Year Chairperson, Tim Channell Apr 2020

What I Wish I Knew: A Reflection Of A First-Year Chairperson, Tim Channell

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will provide the “top 10” list of things I wish I knew before becoming chairman. Valuable tips will be offered on time management, positive faculty interactions, working with shared governance to achieve more, overcoming imposters syndrome, understanding inter-office politics, and dealing with the onslaught of email.


Feedback: The Foundation Of Kind Leadership, Rebecca L. Koltz, Melissa Odegard Apr 2020

Feedback: The Foundation Of Kind Leadership, Rebecca L. Koltz, Melissa Odegard

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Brene Brown states that “Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” To give clear and direct feedback requires brave academic leaders who understand that feedback is critical to leadership success. This presentation will use a feedback model – Johari’s Window (Luft & Ingham, 1955), as a backdrop for understanding how to give productive feedback in higher education.


Facilitating Communication With Diverse Teams, Maryjane Lewitt Apr 2020

Facilitating Communication With Diverse Teams, Maryjane Lewitt

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Non- hierarchical communication structures are associated with greater clarity across all levels. These structures can be implemented in a variety of ways under different circumstances. A variety of communication processes should be implemented to improve communication with individualizing the technique to the type of information being communicated.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cultivating Leaders To Reform School Culture, Carmalita Dillard, Amber Hurley, Dolores Gordon, Tene Evertt Mar 2020

Cultivating Leaders To Reform School Culture, Carmalita Dillard, Amber Hurley, Dolores Gordon, Tene Evertt

National Youth-At-Risk Conference

A school environment which chronically deals with disruptive students, high absenteeism and low student morale, may find traditional disciplinary consequences ineffective for changing the culture of the school. By using student leadership and empowerment opportunities, coupled with positive parental and behavioral contacts, the presenters will provide practical applications to transform and sustain a positive learning environment.


Raising Leaders: Parental Leadership Modeling And Parental Attachment, M. Shane Stillman Apr 2019

Raising Leaders: Parental Leadership Modeling And Parental Attachment, M. Shane Stillman

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The objective of this research was to determine to what extent parental leadership modeling and parental attachment relate to leader courage, self-esteem, and emotional intelligence? Participants (29 men and 21 women) were selected from varying backgrounds and experiences to measure the effects of parental modeling and attachment as a matter of a leader’s life-story. Survey instruments included the MLQ-5X, RAAS, PCMS-15, RSES, and WLEIS-16. Results were analyzed using multiple regression and descriptive statistics. The findings indicated that leadership modeling has a statistically significant relationship to self-esteem (p= .01), but not to courage (p= .58), or to emotional intelligence (p ...


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.


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.


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.


Effective Communication In Academia: It Goes Both Ways!, Domenick J. Pinto Mar 2019

Effective Communication In Academia: It Goes Both Ways!, Domenick J. Pinto

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This workshops explores both the positive and negative aspects of communication with faculty, staff and administration. It emphasizes the effectiveness of GOOD communication skills as well as the dangers of MISCOMMUNICATION. Case studies, audience participation, and excerpts from literature on the topic will be presented.


Time Management For Department Chairs, Christian K. Hansen Mar 2019

Time Management For Department Chairs, Christian K. Hansen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this workshop we discuss time management specifically from the perspective of an academic department chair. Topics covered include management of workflow, prioritizing projects and tasks, delegating effectively, reducing timewasters and using data-centered tools for budgeting and managing time. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions using case studies developed based on real-world experiences.


Development For Department Chairs: Why Fundraising Is Now Part Of The Job, Craig D. Hlavac Mar 2019

Development For Department Chairs: Why Fundraising Is Now Part Of The Job, Craig D. Hlavac

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Development in higher education is often used synonymously with fundraising – and many believe both are relegated to the Office of Institutional Advancement and perhaps the Deans. However, the work of development in the contemporary university is quickly becoming everyone’s responsibility – including Department Chairs. While many chairs may have experience in writing grants to bring in revenue, the skills required to work with prospective donors are quite different. This session will provide all chairs with tools and resources focused on fundraising for the academic department. Donor relations, building a relationship with Institutional Advancement, and developing a department-based advisory board will ...


Building Blocks Of Effective Leadership, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Royce Smith Mar 2019

Building Blocks Of Effective Leadership, Katherine Frank, Kristi Haik, Royce Smith

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Three individuals will share their perspectives about mentoring and guidance within academia. They will discuss how the networking, questioning and formation of feedback opportunities in their relationships have contributed to their evolution as administrators—from department chair to provost.


Inspired Leadership: Using Spiritual Principles To Guide Department Chair Work, Kathy A. Gainor Ph.D. Mar 2019

Inspired Leadership: Using Spiritual Principles To Guide Department Chair Work, Kathy A. Gainor Ph.D.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this workshop, participants will explore six universal spiritual principles that can be useful in guiding one’s work as a department chair in a way that upholds that mission of the department and facilitates stress reduction and mental health of the chairperson. Case studies from the experiences of department chairs will be examined.


Leadership Lessons From Six Seasons Of "Community", Kim Nehls Mar 2019

Leadership Lessons From Six Seasons Of "Community", Kim Nehls

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

During five seasons of the NBC sit-com Community (2009-2015) and an additional season on Yahoo (2016), Americans discovered the academics and antics of Greendale Community College. The TV show centered around seven diverse students who formed a study group in the pilot episode and eventually morphed into a tight-knit family that worked and played together beyond graduation. Five student development theories are relevant to Community. Come to this session to see how lessons will be applied to examples from the show.


Four Pillars To Reducing Achievement Gaps In Urban Schools, Gastrid Harrigan Mar 2019

Four Pillars To Reducing Achievement Gaps In Urban Schools, Gastrid Harrigan

National Youth-At-Risk Conference

The culture of a school has far-reaching impacts over every aspect of the organization. Participants will be exposed to researched-based strategies, and ideas to revitalize their school culture for minorities in urban schools. Participants will learn ways to make positive shifts, build relational trust, and recharge their students, staff and school culture.


Building Impactful Instructional Leadership Teams That Bolster Student Growth And Achievement, Jason Stamper, Shatavia Elder Mar 2019

Building Impactful Instructional Leadership Teams That Bolster Student Growth And Achievement, Jason Stamper, Shatavia Elder

National Youth-At-Risk Conference

Are you a K-12 educational leader and have been searching for that high leverage initiative that will thrust your student growth and achievement to the next level? After attending this session, you will leave with a clear blueprint for establishing and maintaining a strong Instructional Leadership Team focused on the right work and equipped for unprecedented student growth and achievement.


Emerging Leadership Through Coloring: Stories Of The Indiana Women Of Achievement, Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, Amy L. Baize-Ward Edd Jan 2019

Emerging Leadership Through Coloring: Stories Of The Indiana Women Of Achievement, Michelle Glowacki-Dudka, Amy L. Baize-Ward Edd

Adult Education Research Conference

Engaging adults in learning can occur through arts-based methods. Building on an oral-history project, we tell women’s leadership stories through both narrative and images through an adult coloring book.


Interest Among Master's Degree Students And Graduates In Earning A Doctoral Degree In Leadership, Richard Houseal Mar 2018

Interest Among Master's Degree Students And Graduates In Earning A Doctoral Degree In Leadership, Richard Houseal

Scholar Week 2016 - present

The number of professional doctorates offered by universities has grown rapidly since the 1990s. Research has shown that professional doctorates offer relevant doctoral education in order to meet the needs of the modern workplace. It is therefore incumbent upon universities to understand both the needs of the marketplace and the needs of students in order to offer doctoral programs that meet the needs of both. Universities must also determine the best use of limited resources for recruiting students to their doctoral programs. To address these issues, this study examined the level of interest that potential doctoral students—those currently in ...


Developing And Sustaining Positive Relationships Through Stakeholder Engagement, Christopher Jochum, Paul Adams, Shawn Henderson Mar 2018

Developing And Sustaining Positive Relationships Through Stakeholder Engagement, Christopher Jochum, Paul Adams, Shawn Henderson

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Developing and sustaining positive working relationships with stakeholders is an increasingly important component of departmental leadership. Participants in this session will learn how a teacher education department successfully engages stakeholders to promote student success, encourage fund raising initiatives and support the university and departmental culture.


An Experiential Approach To Mentoring Academic Leaders: Review, Practice, Report, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball Mar 2018

An Experiential Approach To Mentoring Academic Leaders: Review, Practice, Report, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session presents a leadership development program where new department chairs discuss best practices and realistic challenges with seasoned chairs, helping all to improve their leadership skills through a supportive group process. The program includes a summer book study, monthly meetings, a department chair handbook, and leadership resources.


The Dean-Chair Dyad: Developing An Effective Relationship With Your Dean, Craig D. Hlavac Mar 2018

The Dean-Chair Dyad: Developing An Effective Relationship With Your Dean, Craig D. Hlavac

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The department chairperson must effectively relate with their academic dean in order to successfully advocate for their department. Financial resources, human resources, facility prioritization, and curriculum decisions are all contingent on the dean’s approval. However, many chairpersons are unsure how to develop a trusting, collaborative relationship with their dean. This session will outline the distinctive roles of the chairperson and the academic dean and will present strategies for cultivating this important relationship. Ideas for resolving current conflicts as well as avoiding future tension will be discussed. The session will conclude with the review of common dean/chair scenarios for ...


In The Middle: Department Chairs As Mentors And Mentees, Carolyn A. Groff, James F. Konopack Dr. Mar 2018

In The Middle: Department Chairs As Mentors And Mentees, Carolyn A. Groff, James F. Konopack Dr.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs, especially new chairs, need mentoring as they simultaneously learn to provide mentorship to department faculty. The type of mentoring that department chairs need from their administrators to be successful leaders can differ from the type of mentoring chairs are provide to their faculty colleagues.