Better prepare yourself as an academic leader to manage and support faculty.
Learn how you can support and manage faculty who exhibit performance issues. This practically-focused training will help you determine the challenges your faculty face, implement interventions to mitigate potential issues, and avoid management pitfalls. Specifically, you will learn how to:
This event is facilitated by four leaders who represent both academic and legal backgrounds. 100% of attendees have told us that they will personally use the information from this conference in their future work.
This workshop will help department chairs sharpen their faculty evaluation skills. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of useful processes that can be applied to your own campus context.
Deans, department chairs, faculty developers, and faculty who serve on evaluation committees or in other leadership roles in campus-shared governance should attend. Whether your institution is public, private, union or non-union, or tenure or non-tenure, this conference will help you tend to your unique issues.
When you register two people from your institution a third can attend for 50% off!
Contact Tunde Brimah, Director of Program Development at Tunde@academicimpressions.com or 720-988-1220 if you’d like additional information about the program.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be better prepared to assess and manage faculty performance challenges.
We’ll use this time to investigate the factors above and come up with a working plan for your institutional needs.
Breakout Session Two – Supporting Post-Tenure—Mid-Career and Late-Career Faculty
We will work through the first three steps during this session. The final two steps will be covered on Wednesday.
Jeffrey L. Buller is widely recognized as one of the most effective promoters of academic leadership development in higher education today. He currently serves as dean of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University, having previously served for more than thirty years in administrative positions at Loras College, Georgia Southern University, and Mary Baldwin College. On July 1, 2016, he will transition, after ten successful years as a dean at Florida Atlantic University, to becoming that institution’s first executive director of a newly created Center for Leadership and Professional Development.
Dr. Buller is a prolific author, best known for The Essential Department Chair: A Comprehensive Desk Reference, Academic Leadership Day by Day: Small Steps That Lead to Great Success, The Essential College Professor: A Practical Guide to an Academic Career, The Essential Academic Dean or Provost: A Comprehensive Desk Reference, Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation: A Practical Guide for Academic Leaders, Positive Academic Leadership: How to Stop Putting Out Fires and Start Making a Difference, Building Academic Leadership Capacity: A Guide to Best Practices, A Toolkit for Department Chairs, and A Toolkit for College Professors.
From 2003-2005, he served as the principal English-language lecturer at the International Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany. More recently, he has been active as a consultant to the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia, where he is assisting with the creation of a kingdom-wide Academic Leadership Center. Along with Robert E. Cipriano, Dr. Buller is a senior partner in ATLAS: Academic Training, Leadership, & Assessment Services, through which he has presented numerous training workshops on change leadership in higher education all over the world.
In her current position, Dr. Faust serves as a consultant to offices and programs across the University of Wisconsin, assisting with a variety of projects ranging from improving department culture and climate to strategic planning. She has extensive experience in faculty affairs administration including labor relations and grievance handling, faculty policy, faculty and department chair training and development, and faculty personnel management. As a long-time faculty member and a department chair prior to becoming an academic administrator, Dr. Faust understands the unique context that academic departments present as well as the value of tenure and the longevity and stability of the academic “workforce.”
She has presented workshops and seminars to faculty members, department chairs, and academic administrators from institutions across the U.S., on topics from “Handling Complaints 101: What Every Department Chair Needs to Know to Survive” to “Dealing with Difficult Colleagues.” At a former institution, she founded the Academic Leadership Institute, which provided new and aspiring faculty, staff, and administrators with the tools needed to both manage and lead others.
Previously, Jeanne served as the Director of International Studies and Professor of Political Science at Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bucknell University, she earned a PhD in political science from The Ohio State University. Her research and teaching expertise are in the areas of comparative foreign policy, small states, Latin American politics, European foreign policy and pedagogy in international studies. She has extensive international experience, having conducted research and taught university courses in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. She has published four books and numerous articles on foreign policy, developing regions, and international studies pedagogy.
Dr. Hey is an alumna of the HERS Leadership Institute for women in academia, held at Wellesley College. She is also a past fellow in the Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, where she was trained in applying the case method of college teaching in global affairs. She has developed and facilitated workshops and presentations on a variety of issues in management and leadership, including for the Council on Colleges of Arts and Sciences. She serves on the Board of Trustees at Thornton Academy, in Saco, ME.
Kathleen serves as General Counsel and Secretary of the Corporation for Saint Xavier University. In addition to her work at the University, Kathleen serves as a consultant, facilitator and conflict coach for colleges and university across the country, assisting them with the implementation of supervisory best practices and communication tools to effectively manage departmental and other campus conflict. She serves as Of Counsel at Franczek Radelet, P.C. in Chicago and as a principal in Conflict Consultants Network, LLC, with a focus on the design of dispute resolution systems for use in higher education.
Kathleen is a featured speaker on higher education and dispute resolution issues at numerous local, regional and national seminars. She served on NACUA's Board of Directors (2005-2008). Prior to her legal career, Ms. Rinehart was an educator and Master Teacher at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL., and served as the law clerk to Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice (Ret.), Janine P. Geske.
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The rate is $129 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of September 24, 25 and 26, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to September 1, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
The Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotell is located near many distinct attractions that have made New Orleans so iconic.
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“Managing Underperforming Faculty identified issues, gave real-world scenarios, and described workable solutions. Great job!”- Andrew Vines, Department Chair, San Jacinto College
“We'll be able to use most of what we learned immediately. The content and format was relevant and compelling.”- Dr. Ann Pearson, Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, San Jacinto College
“I wish these presenters—Jennifer Faust and Kathleen Rinehart—were my own personal advisors. I'd love to have them on my campus helping me. Their expertise and ability are palpable. It's clear they are some of the best in the field.”- Mark Johnson, Department Chair of English and Modern Languages, San Jacinto College
“It was a great experience to engage with the highly qualified team of instructors and the conference attendants. The 3 day workshop definitely gave me tools to diagnose problems with underperforming faculty and to implement possible solutions at the institutional level.”- Beatriz Rumbos, Dean of the Division of Actuarial Sciences, Mathematics, and Statistics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
“Our CETL brought 9 new faculty to this conference on a hunch that it would be beneficial. It was far better than we expected. All the comments from our group have been positive back to me.”- Martha Robertson, Interim Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, San Jacinto College
“Speakers were very knowledgeable and topics addressed real-life issues facing participants. Good suggestions that can be applied to my situation.”- Adam Porter, Dean of Faculty, Illinois College
“The conference was a refreshing and inspiring educational journey; I greatly enjoyed it and benefited from the information provided.”- Dr. Jennifer Woolstan, Associate Dean of Instruction for Bullhead City Campus, Mohave Community College
“This conference was incredibly valuable, both because of the excellent presenters and because of the opportunity to share experiences and challenges with colleagues from a broad range of institutions.”- Matthew Kinservik, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Delaware
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