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Higher Education Administration

Leadership

2016

Kansas State University Libraries

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Faculty Input In Evaluation For A College With Many Disciplines, David Bellar, Nathan M. Roberts, Paula M. Montgomery Mar 2016

Faculty Input In Evaluation For A College With Many Disciplines, David Bellar, Nathan M. Roberts, Paula M. Montgomery

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The co-presenters will describe how faculty in one academic unit of a large College combining many academic disciplines were tasked with examining best practices and development of a faculty merit performance evaluation rubric. Perspective on the project will be offered by the initiating School Director, Dean of the College and Associate Dean of the College .


Strategic Planning: A Framework For Leading A Department, Ben Beitin Mar 2016

Strategic Planning: A Framework For Leading A Department, Ben Beitin

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will provide participants with a brief overview of research related to the chair’s leadership role. Strategic planning will be discussed as a means of managing the chair’s responsibilities. Practical suggestions for how to use strategic planning to increase work efficiency will be offered from the perspective of a new chair.


The Inevitability Of Playing Politics As Chair: Advantages And Pitfalls, Domenick J. Pinto Mar 2016

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 29 years it has become an essential yet sometimes unwanted aspect of the daily rigors of the position. This session explores the advantages and pitfalls of “playing politics” as a department chair.


Seizing The Opportunity: Creating A Chair Development Network, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Natalia Rybas, Carrie Longley Mar 2016

Seizing The Opportunity: Creating A Chair Development Network, Margaret A. Thomas-Evans, Natalia Rybas, Carrie Longley

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this presentation, we discuss an example of developing a leadership network for Chairs on a small regional campus. We argue that when a campus has limited leadership capital, a peer group can serve as powerful professional development platform for new and upcoming chairs.


Leadership Around The Clock: Balancing Caregiving And Chairing, Nadine A. Hartig, Kenna Colley, Melissa Grim Mar 2016

Leadership Around The Clock: Balancing Caregiving And Chairing, Nadine A. Hartig, Kenna Colley, Melissa Grim

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Are you reading this abstract while texting to make sure your kids got off the bus ok or your elders took their medications today? If yes, this session is for you! We will discuss finding balance in a “lean in” culture, the effect of role strain and depletion fatigue, and how to generate self-compassion while juggling it all-or at least some of it. We will share strategies to make peace with your individual career trajectory, embrace the multiple purposes in your life, and survive the chaos.


Joining Forces: Fostering Creativity And Success Across Departments, Mary T. Dzindolet, Stephanie Boss, Jennifer Dennis, Lisa Huffman Mar 2016

Joining Forces: Fostering Creativity And Success Across Departments, Mary T. Dzindolet, Stephanie Boss, Jennifer Dennis, Lisa Huffman

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The chairs of a Psychology, Education, and Sports & Exercise Science Department and their dean share how they have been able to apply a model of collaborative creativity (Paulus & Dzindolet, 2008) to promote teamwork and innovation in their departments and in the School.


“Managing A Department, Working With The School Dean And Staying Research Active.”, Valerie J. Watnick Mar 2016

“Managing A Department, Working With The School Dean And Staying Research Active.”, Valerie J. Watnick

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will consider and discuss the literature regarding academic chairperson/dean management styles, and best department management practices. The session will involve consideration of typical fictional scenarios potentially faced by department chairs and deans and brainstorming to flesh out management strategies that allow time for both a well-managed department and quality research by the department chairperson and other faculty. The program will involve interactive (fictional) fact-based exercises.


Turning The Titanic: Reshaping Departmental Culture As A New Chair, Catherine S. Webster Mar 2016

Turning The Titanic: Reshaping Departmental Culture As A New Chair, Catherine S. Webster

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Although Chairs may possess great latitude in their departmental leadership, changing the culture of a department requires effort and planning. This session will discuss how a new chair increased transparency, initiated faculty development opportunities, and led by example to expand shared governance and increase faculty morale.


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.