Rebuilding Trust Between Faculty and Administration


Rebuilding Trust Between Faculty and Administration

Live Webcast:
Friday April 1, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Learn how other institutions are rebuilding trust between faculty and administration in the wake of the pandemic.

As COVID positivity rates decrease and institutions progress into a semester that, for many, represents the greatest return to normality since March 2020, higher-ed leaders are finally getting the chance to breathe and reflect. In taking stock of the entire experience, many are finding that—due to budget cuts, furloughs, and/or inconsistency in communication and support during the pandemic (whether perceived or actual)—there has been some trust lost between the faculty and administration. As we move forward, the question becomes, how can we rebuild it?

Join us alongside your peers across the nation for a free webinar to discuss this issue. Julie Nash, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at UMass Lowell, will facilitate a conversation around the following questions:

  • What are some ways that a loss of trust between faculty and administration are showing up at your institution?
  • How are you communicating and making space for dialogue with your faculty?
  • In what ways are you continuing to enhance or formalize faculty support across the institution?
  • What strategies are you using to recognize and celebrate faculty successes and achievements?

You’ll leave this webinar with a greater awareness of how other higher-ed leaders are rebuilding trust with their faculty, as well as new ideas for how to move forward.


Who Should Attend

This training is designed for higher-ed leaders a) for whom the challenge of rebuilding trust between faculty and administration resonates, and b) who would like to hear how peers at other institutions across the nation are thinking about and addressing this issue.  

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Julie Nash

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts Lowell
In her current role, Julie oversees undergraduate education and faculty support at the University, including curriculum, accreditation, and pedagogy. Prior to serving as vice provost, she served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; as Honors Director; and as Gender Studies Director. She is a passionate advocate for the value of public higher education, having received all of her degrees from state institutions. A committed champion of open access to college, Julie has created programs to support at-risk and first-generation college students, ensuring that they receive the same opportunities that she did, and she has become an invited speaker at regional and national workshops on student success and higher ed leadership.

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