Gain proven strategies and guidance for dealing with difficult faculty colleagues who exhibit unprofessional, unproductive, or even destructive behavior. Throughout this event, we will examine:
- Common types of behavioral challenges
- Proactively identifying potential problems
- Successful methods for managing these faculty
- Working with colleagues to address issues
- Setting expectations and holding faculty accountable
- Protecting your department from the impact of this faculty member
What Do We Mean by Difficult Faculty?
Do any of these faculty members sound familiar to you? The “rarely ever seen,” the “meeting disrupter,” the “toxic personality,” the “bully,” the “non-collaborator,” the “terrible teacher,” the “hasn’t produced any scholarship in decades,” the “never volunteers for anything,” or the “criticizes other faculty and administration to the students”? These are just some of the many challenging faculty behaviors supervisors, directors, chairs, and deans must manage.
Difficult faculty are a particularly challenging group for supervisors because they often have tenure and don’t recognize the department chair as a true authority. Academic leadership must nonetheless effectively address difficult faculty behaviors because they can seriously undermine your department’s effectiveness in achieving its mission. And they can make life really unpleasant in the workplace.
Who Should Attend
This online training is appropriate for program directors, department chairs, deans and their staff, provosts, and other academic administrators. You will learn to:
- Identify and address problematic behaviors early
- Identify and employ the best strategies suited to different behavioral types
- Create written agreements that establish conduct expectations and the consequences of not adhering to them
- Minimize the impact of problematic behavior on your department
- Protect yourself from retribution now, and in the future