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PDW (session 33) - Transitioning from a faculty to an administrator role

  • 1.  PDW (session 33) - Transitioning from a faculty to an administrator role

    Posted 07-27-2020 09:48

    Real-Time PDW Session - Friday, 10:30am - 12:30pm (all Eastern Times)

    The purpose of this Professional Development Workshop (PDW) is to help faculty moving into administrative roles, such as a department chair or head of school, program director, or associate dean. Faculty members selected or asked to serve in administrative roles have very little formal training or background and often struggle through the assignment. In this PDW, we will discuss key issues that confront administrators and provide participants with the opportunity to share experiences with - and learn from - other experienced administrators. Participants will be required to pre- register. Registration is open to those who are currently serving as chairs, program directors, associate deans or individuals who will be taking on such administrative roles in the near future. This two-hour workshop includes a lead-off plenary session with two speakers highlighting key challenges and issues that entry level administrators face today. Following the plenary session, there will be five breakout sessions, each of which will be moderated by one to two department chairs (listed below). While most of these administrators have many years of experience, some with less experience have been included to provide perspectives on the challenges that new administrators face. These breakout sessions will focus on the following topics: (1) evaluating and mentoring faculty on research and teaching, (2) dealing with power, politics, and cultural change (3) dealing with low-performing faculty, (4) recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, (5) managing time and conflict. Participants will rotate through these breakout sessions. There will be a short break during these sessions, providing an opportunity for participants to have individual conversations with other participants. The workshop will end with a wrap-up session where the moderators (topic chairs) will recap and summarize the key issues discussed at their round tables.

    I. M. "Jim" Jawahar
    Department of Management & Quantitative Methods
    Illinois State University
    Normal, IL, USA.
    (309) 530-3542