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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 2022-2023
Updated January 30, 2023
Monday, August 1, 2022New Leaders Bootcamp
Introduction/Program Overview

--Review Chapters 9 and 12 in The Department Chair Field Manual after the session
Monday, August 15, 2022Academic Leadership: Historical, Socioeconomic, and Political Background

--Read Chapters 1-4 in The Department Chair Field Manual
Monday, August 29, 2022Getting a Lay of the Land
Working with the Dean

--Read Chapters 5-6 in The Department Chair Field Manual
Monday, September 12, 2022Situational Awareness
A Chair's Power and Authority

--Read Chapters 7 and 8 in The Department Chair Field Manual
Monday, September 26, 2022Practical 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)
September 29-30 Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair Workshop (Academic Impressions)
--Role of leadership in an institution's success
--Leadership strengths through the "Five Paths"
--Balancing Acts of Academic Leadership
--Exploring the Anatomy of Trust
--Conflict Inventory
--Radical Candor and Difficult Conversations
--Building and Sustaining a Healthy Department Culture
--Learning Plan Development, Coaching
Monday, October 10, 2022Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Hiring

Curriculum and State Board Program Approval Process
Monday, October 24, 2022Leadership and Building Trust

--Read Read Chapters 4-6 in Leadership in Higher Education

(Challenge the Process; Enable Others to Act; Encourage the Heart)
Monday, November 7, 2022Data-Informed Decision-Making
Thanksgiving Break
Monday, December 5, 2022Strategic Planning

Program Prioritization and Budgeting Process
Monday, January 9, 2023Spring tasks and managing workload
Performance Evaluations
--Preparing for staff evaluations
--Preparing for faculty evaluations
Winter Break
Sunday, January 30, 2022Strategic Budget Request Workshop
Sunday, February 13, 2022Faculty Performance Evaluations

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

--Read Chapter 10 in The Department Chair Field Manual
Sunday, February 27, 2022Faculty Development and Support (tentative)

Supporting Students (tentative)
Sunday, March 13, 2022Effective Communication and Managing Conflict (tentative)
Spring Break March 20-24
Sunday, March 27, 2022Inclusive Leadership (tentative)
Sunday, April 10, 2022Developing a Plan of Work for Next Year

Read Chapter 11 in The Department Chair Field Manual
Sunday, April 24, 2022Reflections