Scholarly Productivity and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Cultivating Community in a Remote Writing Group

Dr. Carol Anne Constabile-Heming, Professor of German, University of North Texas. Because of the isolation that resulted from the emergency shut down of colleges and universities as a response to the spread of COVID-19 in the spring semester, the sense of community that ordinarily germinates organically on college and university campuses all but vanished. This, […]

Reflections From 14 Years as a Department Chair

By Gordon E. Harvey, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor & Department Chair,Jacksonville State University Thinking about becoming a department chair? Here’s what I wish someone had told me when I started. As a junior faculty member, I envisioned a life of teaching and writing, but never one of supervision and leadership. To be sure, I still teach […]

If You Want to be a Creative Leader, Cultivating Curiosity is a Good Start

Share this article and webcast with colleagues. By Jason E. Lane, Professor & Dean, School of Education, Founding Executive Director, Strategic, Academic, and Innovative Leadership (SAIL) Institute, State University of New York at Albany Curiosity drives learning.  Indeed, curiosity is what brought many of us to work in higher education. We’re trained to be curious […]

Land Acknowledgement as an Equity Practice in Higher Education

Dr. Nichole S. Prescott, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The University of Texas System Aya ceeki eeweemaakiki. Niila Myaamia. Neehweeta weenswiaani myaamiaataweenki. Nichole akala shima tawengi. Hello all my relatives. I am Myaamia. My Myaamia name is Neehweeta, which means she speaks. Nichole is my English name. _____________________ The Myaamia first emerged as a […]

“DECLINED” Can my proposal be revived?

By Rick Nader Chief Research and International Officer at Long Island University Principal, Global Proposal Solutions, Consultant, Academic Research Funding Strategies Why do so many grant proposals get rejected? Funding rates hover at about 20% across all federal agencies: the competition is fierce. For new faculty who are inexperienced, their chances of getting funded are […]

Academic Entrepreneurship: Managing your academic program portfolio in times of disruption

We recently sat down with Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson, former Provost at Bay Path University, to discuss her recently-released book “Academic Entrepreneurship: The Art and Science of Creating the Right Academic Programs.” The following interview—which contains myriad practical suggestions for academic leaders looking to think creatively to move their divisions and institutions forward—is what materialized. 1. […]

Six Months In: Leadership Lessons Gleaned from the COVID Crisis

by Mary Dana Hinton, President, Hollins University Introduction Six months ago, I wrote a piece about what I had learned as a university president in the early days of the pandemic. We were less than 30 days into the national shutdown. It was hard to imagine that the pandemic, and our lives on campus, would […]