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Resolving Faculty Incivility And Workplace Bullying In Higher Education, Jared Rawlings Mar 2023

Resolving Faculty Incivility And Workplace Bullying In Higher Education, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Workplace bullying behavior exists in higher education and the purpose of this session is to present current research about bullying behaviors, explain the impact of bullying between and among populations (faculty and staff), explicate legal and ethical issues, and model practices for academic chairpersons to address bullying behaviors.


Leadership Doesn't Have To Be Lonely: Creating Cross-Institutional Community, Jerry Schnepp, Lisa K. Hanasono, W. John Koolage, Mary-Jon Ludy, M. Elise Radina, Jolie A. Sheffer Mar 2023

Leadership Doesn't Have To Be Lonely: Creating Cross-Institutional Community, Jerry Schnepp, Lisa K. Hanasono, W. John Koolage, Mary-Jon Ludy, M. Elise Radina, Jolie A. Sheffer

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters and participants will build communities of support through engaging in interactive co-writing surrounding shared challenges, opportunities, and solutions for academic administrators as servant leaders.


How To Retain Your Best Faculty Members, Jeff Buller Mar 2023

How To Retain Your Best Faculty Members, Jeff Buller

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

As department chairs, we devote a great deal of time and energy to recruiting excellent faculty members, but we spend far less time and energy trying to retain them. Superb college professors are vital to a department’s success, but they are also highly competitive in the marketplace. They have options and, if they begin to think that they can do better (financially or otherwise) elsewhere or even outside of academia, they’ll start looking elsewhere. In this best practices workshop, we’ll explore how to apply certain strategies to our work at the departmental level so as to increase the likelihood that …


Navigating Your Department Post Pandemic With Creative Wellness, Krista Bridgmon, Elizabeth List Mar 2023

Navigating Your Department Post Pandemic With Creative Wellness, Krista Bridgmon, Elizabeth List

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters will discuss and participants will practice creative counseling skills including mindfulness, empathy, effective questioning, reflecting emotion and goal setting which will assist the evolving work-life concerns of faculty, staff, and students following the pandemic.


Needle In A Haystack – Searching For Your New Faculty Colleague, Jeff Bright Mar 2023

Needle In A Haystack – Searching For Your New Faculty Colleague, Jeff Bright

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The presenter and participants will explore best practices for conducting a search for a new faculty member. Topics covered in the session will include selecting search committee members, recruiting a candidate pool, virtual interviews, scheduling the campus visit, do’s, don’ts, and bias in the screening process.


Optimizing Course Offerings In A Science Department, Yu Kay Law Mar 2023

Optimizing Course Offerings In A Science Department, Yu Kay Law

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

We will discuss how enrollment data and faculty/advisor input can be used to maximize schedule efficiency in course offerings and providing for student success. We will also discuss how best to monitor and rearrange course schedules in light of actual enrollment.


Navigating Leadership In Academia Through A Crisis, Domenick J. Pinto Apr 2022

Navigating Leadership In Academia Through A Crisis, Domenick J. Pinto

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic leadership is a fast-paced ever changing entity. When you add an unexpected global pandemic to the mix, it changes academic life beyond anyone's wildest dreams. In this workshop I hope to share how I and my colleagues handled the pandemic and invite the participants to share their experiences. Let's learn from one another!


Investing In Our Faculty: Creative Virtual Recognition Ideas For Leadership, Celine S. Hall, Nikki L. Williams Apr 2022

Investing In Our Faculty: Creative Virtual Recognition Ideas For Leadership, Celine S. Hall, Nikki L. Williams

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Faculty are one of our greatest assets. Feeling valued and appreciated by leadership and peers help cultivate feelings of belonging and encourage engagement. In this presentation, we will share ways in which leadership recognizes faculty achievements and provide opportunities for peers to do so as well within an online setting.


New Chairs In A World Of Hurt: Using Trauma-Informed Leadership To Guide Communication, Compassion, And Flexibility For Five New Chairs., Lisa Jellum, Christina Wolfe, Jessica Lindberg, Erin Shufro, Josie Baudier, Jayme Wheeler Apr 2022

New Chairs In A World Of Hurt: Using Trauma-Informed Leadership To Guide Communication, Compassion, And Flexibility For Five New Chairs., Lisa Jellum, Christina Wolfe, Jessica Lindberg, Erin Shufro, Josie Baudier, Jayme Wheeler

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters will discuss their challenges as first-year Chairs facing the multiple academic fires generated by an unprecedented global pandemic. The presenters will detail how using Trauma-Informed Leadership styles allowed them to adjust for the unpredictability of communication from system-level administration, establish relationships with internal stakeholders, and develop trust with faculty as new leaders within the institution.


Addressing The Great Resignation In Higher Education, Jeff Buller Apr 2022

Addressing The Great Resignation In Higher Education, Jeff Buller

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The expression “the Great Resignation” refers to the trend, largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, for employees to quit their jobs either because they’ve found more attractive possibilities or because they’ve decided to retire early. For department chairs, the question often becomes: "I worked so hard to recruit them, now how do I keep them?" In this presentation, we'll explore proven strategies from the moment of hiring onward that can increase the likelihood that chairs will not suffer the worst effects of "the Great Resignation."


More: How To Do More With More In 2022, Harriet E. Watkins, Jacquelyn Cato Apr 2022

More: How To Do More With More In 2022, Harriet E. Watkins, Jacquelyn Cato

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In 2022 we are dealing with new academic realities. This presentation will investigate current faculty concerns and explore the ways academic coaches assist faculty and put the personal touch in online courses necessary to support and enhance the student experience. Providing the ability to scale and save on instructional costs.


Navigating The Realm Of Faculty Evaluation, Sonal Dekhane, Patrice Bell, Neelam Khan Apr 2022

Navigating The Realm Of Faculty Evaluation, Sonal Dekhane, Patrice Bell, Neelam Khan

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this presentation the presenters will discuss annual evaluation process followed at a young, liberal arts institution. Chairs from three different STEM disciplines will provide an overview of the annual evaluation process and share strategies to ensure successful and consistent evaluation in departments of various sizes.


Shared Academic Governance.. A Historical Perspective, Domenick J. Pinto Apr 2022

Shared Academic Governance.. A Historical Perspective, Domenick J. Pinto

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Shared academic governance is a key to ensuring that faculty and administration can work collaboratively to reach strategic planning outcomes, maintain excellence and show continued growth and collegiality in higher education. This workshop will elaborate on experiences I have had in both a university senate and academic assembly, present scenarios that the group can brainstorm on, and conclude with suggestions on how all faculty can become involved.


Moving The Faculty Diversity Needle: A View From The Trenches, Amanda Bozack, Darryl L. Corey Apr 2022

Moving The Faculty Diversity Needle: A View From The Trenches, Amanda Bozack, Darryl L. Corey

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters and participants will discuss a real case scenario that brought diversity weaknesses to light in one department and explore diversity-focused strategies that chairs and departments can use to shape departmental culture to yield a more inclusive, diverse candidate pool for faculty searches and hires.


Establishing A Faculty Mentoring Program, Joshua Schulte Apr 2022

Establishing A Faculty Mentoring Program, Joshua Schulte

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenter will discuss the establishment and conductance of a college-wide faculty mentoring program. The program entails connecting a new faculty member with a mentor and includes regular meetings, observations, and discussions of pedagogy.


Not Your Typical Administrator, Shaunda French-Collins, James F. Koehn, Wendy Waugh Apr 2022

Not Your Typical Administrator, Shaunda French-Collins, James F. Koehn, Wendy Waugh

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters will examine the trend of “wearing many hats” in higher education leadership. For example, being both a department chair and faculty member. In addition, the notion of successfully managing up, the importance of understanding each role you have, and understanding your situational role and the communication we use will be discussed. Lastly, participants will engage in case study scenarios challenging participants to consider various administrative situations and identifying reasonable approaches based on which “hat” you are wearing.


An Evaluation Of Agricultural Communications Faculty Members’ Mentoring Experiences, Taylor K. Ruth, Ricky W. Telg, Lisa K. Lundy Sep 2020

An Evaluation Of Agricultural Communications Faculty Members’ Mentoring Experiences, Taylor K. Ruth, Ricky W. Telg, Lisa K. Lundy

Journal of Applied Communications

Agricultural communications programs are expected to grow and emerge over the next decade. For these programs to find success, faculty leading them will need to be properly supported through effective mentoring. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the current mentoring of agricultural communications faculty across the country. In November 2019, an online survey instrument was distributed to a census of members of the Society of Agricultural Communications Scholars listserv. Survey respondents reported mentoring was not formally required, and most of the respondents received informal mentoring. Mentors were most frequently non-agricultural communications faculty in the respondents’ respective department or …


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


Re-Casting The Annual Faculty Review, Mark Urtel Apr 2020

Re-Casting The Annual Faculty Review, Mark Urtel

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This session will highlight how one department chair flipped the annual faculty review from a top-down administrative process focused on merit pay to a faculty-centered process focused on professional development and advancement. Following will be discussion on the results of the anonymous survey distributed to faculty from this new process.


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.


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.


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) Unit …


Workplace Bullying In Higher Education: What Chairpersons Need To Know, Jared Rawlings Mar 2019

Workplace Bullying In Higher Education: What Chairpersons Need To Know, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Workplace bullying behavior exists in higher education and the purpose of this session is to present current research about bullying behaviors, explain the impact of bullying between and among populations (faculty and staff), explicate legal and ethical issues, and model practices for academic chairpersons to address bullying behaviors.


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.


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.


Navigating The Micropolitical Landscape Of Higher Education, Jared Rawlings Mar 2019

Navigating The Micropolitical Landscape Of Higher Education, Jared Rawlings

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Academic chairpersons experience conflicts with a variety of stakeholders in higher education. The purpose of this session is to present current research about micropolitics in education and discuss strategies for understanding the micropolitical landscape of academia and for attaining micropolitical literacy to navigating conflicts.


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.


Being Comfortable With The Uncomfortable: Tips For Addressing Conflict, Christopher Jochum Mar 2019

Being Comfortable With The Uncomfortable: Tips For Addressing Conflict, Christopher Jochum

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

In this session, the topic of conversation will focus on how to effectively address conflict with both faculty, staff and students. The facilitator will offer proven-tips he’s used as a department chair, which were gleaned and/or developed in consultation with mentors, colleagues and even legal counsel.


Meeting In The Middle: Strategies For Successful Union-Administration Collaboration, Kristi Haik, Mary Elizabeth Zimmer Mar 2019

Meeting In The Middle: Strategies For Successful Union-Administration Collaboration, Kristi Haik, Mary Elizabeth Zimmer

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Presenters and participants will discuss best practices and develop strategies to create a collaborative working environment within a higher education-union culture.