Conference Tracks


Leadership in Higher Education Conference 2017

Conference Tracks and Descriptions


1. Best Practices for Deans and Department Chairs

This track will give you all the tools you need to be a success:

  • Faculty evaluation basics
  • Managing a department or division
  • What you need to know about learning theory and pedagogy
  • Basic budgeting for a department and doing more with less
  • New Leadership: A successful first year for newly appointed deans or chairs

2. Leadership and Management

Learn effective management practices:

  • Facilitating a collegial department
  • Managing challenging faculty situations
  • Balancing faculty and administrative needs
  • Handling conflict

3. Evaluation and Program/Department Assessment

Assessment is very much on the minds of administrators, as states, accreditors, students, and parents all look for evidence of quality. Topics include:

  • Working with accreditors
  • Understanding trends in state assessment and compliance
  • Strategic planning for evaluation and assessment
  • Best practices in learning assessment

4. Faculty Hiring and Development

One of the most important jobs of an academic leader is to select the right new department members and provide faculty development opportunities, such as:

  • Conducting effective searches
  • Designing an effective faculty development program
  • Understanding the different needs of faculty who teach face-to-face, in hybrid classrooms, and online
  • Using technology and online delivery for faculty development
  • Managing promotion and tenure

5. Issues and Trends in Higher Education

Topics may include:

  • Financial
  • Legal/Regulatory
  • ADA or UDL compliance
  • Diversity
  • Effective budgeting