Integrating Academic Program Prioritization into Your Current Shared Governance Structure

August 31, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern
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Empower your shared governance in order to lead the academic program prioritization process. 


As a result of the pandemic, academic leaders are being forced to identify which programs are sustainable and those that are not. Program prioritization is not new; but given the pandemic, the changing social perceptions of higher education, the changing student demographics, and the context in which program prioritization is currently happening brings to light new challenges. With faculty today more burned out and disengaged than ever, it is crucial to identify ways to integrate program prioritization into the present shared governance system on your campus, so that faculty members feel empowered to lead the prioritization process, understand the decisions being made, and align their decisions with the mission of the institution.

Join us online for an interactive training which combines a panel of instructors from four institutions, and includes a wide variety of case studies and role-plays. Through useful and illuminating group dialogue opportunities, you’ll discuss ways you can make program prioritization an ongoing and sustained part of your shared governance system on campus by addressing how to:

  • Define the integrated role of program prioritization within shared governance.
  • Collect and use qualitative and quantitative data to make decisions.
  • Assess what’s working, what’s not working, and unintended consequences.


Who Should Attend

This training is designed for any academic leader who is currently involved in or beginning the process of program prioritization. Specifically, you may benefit from this program if you are:

  • A Department Chair, Associate/Assistant Dean, Dean, and/or AVP
  • A faculty leader responsible for academic programs in your governance structure

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What you will get:

  • A dynamic, interactive, and high-touch virtual learning experience designed to engage and set you up for growth
  • Seamless online face-time, networking, group work, and Q&A opportunities from the comfort of your own workspace
  • Practical takeaways and hands-on knowledge
  • Guidance from vetted subject matter experts
  • Unlimited access to all recorded online sessions


August 31, 2022

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Design and Implementation
  • Defining Goals
  • Identifying Who Should Lead the Work
  • Creating a Communication Plan
  • Establishing a Timeline

Data Analysis
  • Selecting Criteria for Evaluation
  • Collecting and Using Data
  • Reporting Results

  • Incorporating Program Prioritization into Your Everyday Work
  • Choosing the Right Next Steps


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Jodi Eastberg, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies, and Professor of History, Alverno College

Jodi has served in several roles at Alverno for the past 16 years including Executive Director of Academic Excellence and Women's Leadership, History Department Chair, and Interim Director of Alverno's Assessment and Outreach Center. In her current role, she leads a wide variety of academic programs and faculty in graduate psychology, business, education, and music liturgy—as well as undergraduate programs in education, business, and communication.

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Barb May, Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President, Saint Mary's College

Barb has served within higher ed in a variety of roles. As a Biology professor, she was dedicated to the use of active learning and effective pedagogies to support student learning. She held several leadership positions as Chair of both the Faculty Handbook Committee and the Natural Science program, which was revamped under her leadership, and where she was also a leader in the reimagination of their general education program. .

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Brian Peterson, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, LaGrange College

Brian spent 7 years as assistant and associate professor at Manchester College (now University) in Indiana, and for the last 18 years has served in a variety of roles at Central College in Iowa. Besides serving as a tenured Professor of Economics, he has served as chairs for multiple departments, including economics, accounting, and management, as well as exercise science, philosophy and religion.

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Matt Draud, Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer, McMurry University

Prior to joining McMurry, Matt served for four years as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. He began his career as a faculty member in the Department of Biology at LIU Post in Brookville, New York, ultimately serving as Department Head and Graduate Program Director for 10 years prior to moving to Savannah, Georgia to serve as Department Head of Biology at Armstrong State University.

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