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New Academic Leaders Program Schedule



Leadership in Higher Education: Practices that Make a Difference, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

The Department Chair Field Manual: A Primer for Academic Leadership, by Don Chu

Tentative schedule for 2023-2024
Updated August 21, 2023
August 7, 2023New Leaders Bootcamp
Introduction/Program Overview

--Review Chapters 9 and 12 in The Department Chair Field Manual after the session
August 21, 2022Academic Leadership: Historical, Socioeconomic, and Political Background

--Read Chapters 1-4 in The Department Chair Field Manual
September 7-8, 2023Academic Leadership Development Workshop (Academic Impressions) with CWI
September 18, 2023Getting a Lay of the Land

Working with the Dean

--Read Chapters 5-6 in The Department Chair Field Manual
October 2, 2023Practical Strategies for Tenure and Promotion Reviews

Leadership and Building Trust

--Read Chapters 1-3 in Leadership in Higher Education

(Leadership is a Relationship; Model the Way; Inspire a Shared Vision)
October 16, 2023Data-Informed Decision-Making
October 30, 2023Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Hiring

Curriculum and State Board Program Approval Process
November 13, 2023
Thanksgiving Break
November 27, 2023Challenge the Process
Enable Others to Act
Encourage the Heart

--Read Read Chapters 4-6 in Leadership in Higher Education
December 11, 2023Strategic Planning

Program Prioritization and Budgeting Process
Winter Break
January 8, 2024Spring tasks and managing workload

Performance Evaluations
--Preparing for staff evaluations
--Preparing for faculty evaluations
January 22, 2024Strategic Budget Request Workshop
February 5, 2024Faculty Performance Evaluations

Special Issues: Difficult People, Time Management, and Personnel Reports

--Read Chapter 10 in The Department Chair Field Manual
March 4, 2024Faculty Development and Support (tentative)

Supporting Students (tentative)
March 18, 2024Effective Communication and Managing Conflict (tentative)
Spring Break
April 1, 2024Inclusive Leadership (tentative)
April 15, 2024CEC
Sunday, April 24, 2022Reflections

Developing a Plan of Work for Next Year

Read Chapter 11 in The Department Chair Field Manual