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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.


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.


Breaking Through The Sexed Glass Ceiling: Women In Academic Leadership Positions, Sheila Smith Mckoy, Dawn Michelle Banauch, Keisha Love, Susan Kirkpatrick Smith Mar 2018

Breaking Through The Sexed Glass Ceiling: Women In Academic Leadership Positions, Sheila Smith Mckoy, Dawn Michelle Banauch, Keisha Love, Susan Kirkpatrick Smith

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In 2009, Patterson, Kirschke, Seaton and Hossfeld revisited the ongoing conversation about gender inequity and inequality in higher education. Their work entitled Challenges for Women Department Chairs (New Prairie Press, 2009) focused on the numerous gaps – salary, promotion, discrimination, harassment -- that define women’s experiences in academic leadership. The emerging trends in academia still suggest that the work that they started in 2009 continues to be a vital concern for women in academic leadership positions. Very little research exists in relation to the intersectional conversations that need to occur when these gendered gaps are coupled with other aspects of difference ...


Would You Promote/Tenure This Candidate? Selecting External Reviewers, Nancy P. Kropf Mar 2018

Would You Promote/Tenure This Candidate? Selecting External Reviewers, Nancy P. Kropf

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

One of the most important junctures in a faculty member’s professional life is the review for promotion and/or tenure. This presentation highlights the importance of strategic decision-making about external reviewers as part of P & T. Methods that chairs can use to mentor faculty in this process are presented.


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.


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.


Turning Prospects Into Superstars: The Department Chair’S Role In Mentoring Junior Faculty., Christian K. Hansen Mar 2017

Turning Prospects Into Superstars: The Department Chair’S Role In Mentoring Junior Faculty., Christian K. Hansen

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs play a major role in helping new faculty members succeed and become valued and productive member of the faculty. In smaller department, chairs often mentor junior faculty directly, whereas in larger department the chair sometimes has a role in assigning senior faculty mentors to mentor new faculty. Some have referred to hiring faculty as a million dollar investment, and in reality, more than a million dollars is invested from the time the faculty ad is composed until the hired faculty member enter the ranks as a tenured faculty member. When a hired faculty member is turned down for ...


Developing And Supporting The Diversity Of Chairperson Roles, Jean Pawl, Richard Griner, Deborah Richardson, Elizabeth Nesmith Mar 2017

Developing And Supporting The Diversity Of Chairperson Roles, Jean Pawl, Richard Griner, Deborah Richardson, Elizabeth Nesmith

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

A monthly Chair Professional Development program at Augusta University provides opportunity to mentor new chairpersons and foster collegiality amongst all chairpersons at a university with both liberal arts and health sciences programs. The merits and challenges of this program that addresses needs of such a diverse group will be highlighted


Promoting Chair Succession Through Development, Empowerment, And Encouragement, Christopher Benedetti Mar 2017

Promoting Chair Succession Through Development, Empowerment, And Encouragement, Christopher Benedetti

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

To ensure the stability of the department, department chairs should prioritize the identification and formation of potential successors. For this interactive session, a model and related strategies, supported by real examples, will be discussed for developing, empowering, and encouraging faculty to become ready to assume the role of department chair.


Creating A Positive Environment In Your Academic Division, Frances C. Welch Mar 2016

Creating A Positive Environment In Your Academic Division, Frances C. Welch

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

During this panel discussion, a dean, associate dean, and two department chairs will discuss how to “create a positive working environment.” Based on their collective experience, panel members will discuss best practices when (1) building relationships; (2) using backward planning; (3) mentoring new faculty members; and (3) communicating effectively.


Everybody Counts Or Nobody Counts, Paul A. Craig, Michael N. Kotlarchyk, Sophia Maggelakis Mar 2016

Everybody Counts Or Nobody Counts, Paul A. Craig, Michael N. Kotlarchyk, Sophia Maggelakis

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Like most campuses, we constantly deal with change at RIT, ranging from policy to climate. We believe everyone needs to feel valued - “Everybody Counts or Nobody Counts," and are attempting to build a supportive culture that includes individual and group mentoring, funding opportunities, and recognition.


Informal Chair Support Groups: Benefits And Obstacles, Emily Detmer-Goebel Mar 2016

Informal Chair Support Groups: Benefits And Obstacles, Emily Detmer-Goebel

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Support Groups for Chairs can be a beneficial way in which to develop as an academic leader and possibly make the job of chairperson more enjoyable and successful. The roundtable discussion will guide members through a discussion the benefits of forming such an informal support group, but also consider the obstacles.


Case Studies In Mentoring Community College Faculty, Markus Pomper, Kathy Arcangeli, Jala Daniel Mar 2016

Case Studies In Mentoring Community College Faculty, Markus Pomper, Kathy Arcangeli, Jala Daniel

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This interactive session explores ways in which an academic division at a community college developed a program of faculty development and evaluation. We will discuss teaching evaluations for faculty, mentoring in preparation for tenure, and the support system provided to mentors.


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

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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.