Faculty Affairs 2023 Summit: Supporting Faculty in a Changing Higher Ed Landscape

FACULTY AFFAIRS 2023 SUMMIT

Supporting Faculty in a Changing Higher Ed Landscape

 

March 8 - 9, 2023 | Orlando, Florida

Join us for an international conversation with faculty affairs leaders to network and strategize best practices for supporting a changing faculty body.

Overview

Faculty affairs offices are grappling with some of the most pressing issues facing institutions today—retaining faculty amid the Great Resignation, creating career pathways for all faculty, and ensuring a thriving faculty body that can help the institution to find new ways to grow.

With these pressing issues in mind, Academic Impressions is launching its inaugural Faculty Affairs Summit in order to identify and pursue new solutions for supporting faculty amid a changing landscape of higher ed. We’ll discuss topics such as:

  • Supporting diverse faculty pathways and stages
  • Equity in personnel reviews
  • Faculty retention and engagement
  • Faculty climate and collegiality
  • Faculty leadership development

 

How will the Summit work?

Faculty Affairs is still an emerging profession, with many institutions creating these offices and positions for the first time. For this reason, it’s critical to create forums where we can share best practices across a range of current topics and learn from one another, with a heavy emphasis on networking.

This one-and-a-half-day summit is devoted to the issues listed above and will provide numerous networking opportunities. Attendees will walk away with practical solutions they can begin to implement immediately.

 

Post-event Discussion

As part of your registration for this summit, you will receive a free 90-day Academic Impressions membership trial. We will save you a (virtual) seat at the Campus-Wide Equity & Diverse Faculty Pathways: A Discussion about the Future of Higher Education event taking place on April 12, 2023, at 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET. This virtual event is part of your registration and will feature several of our summit subject-matter experts, who will share their insights and strategies about the shifts taking place in DEI and faculty development. Details about the membership and how to access this virtual event will be provided closer to the Summit. For more information about the concurrent Chief Diversity Officer 2023 Summit taking place on March 8 - 9, 2023 in Orlando, Florida, please click here.

 

COVID Precautions

All attendees must complete a COVID-19 test 1-2 days prior to arrival at the meeting. In the event of a positive test result, please contact Austin Joseph to cancel your trip/registration. Masks, while recommended, are only required for attendees who are not fully vaccinated, and must be worn during the meeting, except while eating or drinking. For privacy reasons, proof of negative tests will not be collected. As the pandemic and CDC guidelines evolve, Academic Impressions’ health and safety protocols may also change. All attendees will be notified of requirements and/or changes prior to the event.

 

Who Should Attend

This summit is broadly applicable to Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development leaders, both at the central and unit levels, including Provosts of Faculty Affairs, Vice Provosts, and Associate/Assistant/Vice Deans.

AGENDA

Your registration fee includes full access to all conference sessions and materials, breakfast, lunch, and access to the networking reception on Wednesday and breakfast and lunch on Thursday, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout the conference.

Day One – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern (local time in Orlando, FL)

 

Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Welcome & Keynote Address: Supporting the Diverse Needs of Faculty in an Evolving Higher Ed Landscape
9:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Most policies and practices in higher education are designed around tenure-track faculty, despite the increase in positions that encompass a variety of titles and responsibilities. Further, a lack of access to tenure-track roles parallel inequities in society that derail professional success and stability for underrepresented populations. In our opening keynote, Corrie Fountain, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Georgia State University, will draw on her experience as a Faculty Affairs administrator and her expertise as a scholar of higher education and intersectionality in order to explore how we can build an infrastructure that equitably supports a diverse faculty body and pathways to advancement.

 


 

Concurrent Sessions, Part 1
10:15 – 12:15 p.m.
During this time, we will feature concurrent sessions on a variety of relevant topics such as:

  • Faculty Retention and Engagement
  • Faculty Leadership Development
  • Climate and Collegiality
  • Supporting Alternative Academic Faculty

 


 

Lunch
12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

 


 

Presentation & Discussion: Centering Equity in the Promotion and Tenure Process
1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
We are seeing significant and innovative shifts in how institutions are addressing inequities and modifying their promotion and tenure processes. Whether that means rethinking the role of service in P&T, addressing faculty workloads, striving for more consistent measures and guidelines, or addressing bias in judgement of reviewers of service, equity in P&T processes is an ever-evolving conversation. Our expert speakers will create the space for an open dialogue on the most pressing issues and innovative solutions taking place in higher ed.

 


 

Break
2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

 


 

Concurrent Sessions, Part 2
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
During this time, we will feature concurrent sessions on a variety of relevant topics such as:

  • Faculty Retention and Engagement
  • Faculty Leadership Development
  • Climate and Collegiality
  • Supporting Alternative Academic Faculty

 


 

Networking Reception
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
This reception will be hosted by HireEd Careers by Academic Impressions. Our new diversity job board not only gets your jobs in front of diverse professionals, but it’s also the first time AI is providing institution-level access to our members, who — like you — are growth-minded. We encourage faculty affairs leaders to consider the hiring, interviewing, and negotiation processes, as well as all the ways we can support one another in making those processes more equitable.

 


Day Two – Thursday, March 9, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern (local time in Orlando, FL)

 

Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

 


 

Roundtables by Institutional Type
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
In this portion of the summit, we will break out based on institutional type to allow for deeper conversation and connection around the same topics, but specific to similar institutional context and challenges.

 


 

Break
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

 


 

Solutions Clinic: Building Your Faculty Affairs Toolkit
10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
As a way to bring home the issues that have surfaced throughout the summit, we will end on a practical note. The solutions clinic will feature practical solutions, tools, and best practices that your peers are utilizing around a variety of topic areas that include:

  • Supporting diverse faculty pathways and stages
  • Equity in personnel reviews
  • Faculty retention and engagement
  • Faculty climate and collegiality
  • Faculty leadership development

If you would like to present a topic as part of the solutions clinic, you will have an opportunity to submit a topic in advance. These are micro-presentations, no more than 15 minutes in length, and the idea is to share a tool, template, best practice, policy, etc. that has enabled you to engage in this work more effectively and meaningfully. To submit a topic, please email a short proposal to jenna@academicimpressions.com

 


 

Lunch and Closing Address
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Join us for our closing luncheon featuring our guest speaker, Dr. John Miller, Dean of Curriculum and Senior Diversity Officer at St. Norbert College. Given John’s unique dual role crossing DEI and Faculty Affairs, he will help you to identify critical takeaways and reasonable action steps as a participant of either the Chief/Academic Diversity Officer or Faculty Affairs Summits.

INSTRUCTORS

Portrait of Gypsy Denzine

Gypsy Denzine

Professor of Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University

Prior to her current role, Gypsy most recently served as the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at VCU. Prior to joining VCU, she served as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University, where she also served as Associate Provost for Community Engagement and Outreach. During her 17 years at Northern Arizona University, she served as Assistant Vice Provost for the Professional Education Unit, Dean of the College of Education, as well as in other administrative roles.

Read Gypsy's Full Bio.

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Corrie Fountain

Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Georgia State University

Corrie Fountain is the Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs at Georgia State University. Her responsibilities include faculty recruitment, retention, and support. She creates and facilitates faculty development workshops, seminars, and other trainings for faculty, manages faculty awards, and leads the university’s annual review and promotion and tenure process. Fountain also co-leads the mentoring initiatives for the university and consults with colleges and departments on DEI and faculty belonging.

Read Corrie's Full Bio.

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Gabe Paquette

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Oregon

In his role as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Gabe oversees faculty review processes, including those related to tenure and promotion. Gabe joined the UO as dean of the Clark Honors College in 2018. A professor of History, he is the author of three books, including The European Seaborne Empires (2019). He also coordinates the UO’s Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing program.

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LOCATION

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Address: 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Phone #: 866-966-9939

Room rate: $199.00

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Room block dates: nights of March 7 and 8, 2023

Room block cutoff date: February 14, 2023

Please see COVID Precautions above in event overview

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  • Get individualized support to help you follow through on what you've learned
  • Workshop your plans, run your ideas by someone and get additional help/practice

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Jenna Ledford
Learning & Development Manager,
Academic Impressions

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