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Academic Leader helps deans, chairs, and other academic decision makers provide effective leadership within their colleges or departments, and fulfill their institutions’ primary missions of teaching, scholarship, and service. Each issue features concise, practical, and insightful advice from experienced professionals on the complex and evolving role of academic administrators.
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Robert Kelly has been an editor and writer for Magna Publications since 2000, when he assumed responsibility for Academic Leader. Rob is the founding editor of Online Classroom and assists with The Teaching Professor. Before joining Magna, he held various editorial positions in the field of tax law, community newspapers and a university hospital public relations office. Rob has a B.A. in political science/liberal arts from the College of New Jersey and studied journalism at West Virginia University.
Products Featuring Rob Kelly
From department chairs to provosts, subscribers value the information and insight they find each month in our Academic Leader newsletter. Our own experienced editors, along with contributors from campuses across the country, examine current trends, challenges and best practices, helping to advance teaching, scholarship and service on hundreds of campuses across the country.
Online Classroom newsletter as been helping educators develop and define the world of online education since its inception in 2003. Issue after issue, we look at the challenges and opportunities presented by this dynamic, fast-growing teaching medium.
Blog Posts By Rob Kelly
- Meeting Demand, Maintaining Quality: Developing an Online Degree Program
- Using Senior Exit Interviews to Improve Academic Programs
- Curriculum Restructuring Provides Opportunities for Emerging Leaders
- Blended Learning: How to Optimally Integrate Online and F2F
- What Types of Support Do Adjuncts Need?
- How to Promote a Healthy Department
- Coordinating Planning and Implementation of Strategic Initiatives
- A Strategic, Integrative, Goal-Driven Approach to Teaching Evaluation
- Supporters and Critics: Both Are Essential to Change
- The Process Approach to Blended Learning: Learning Beyond the Classroom
- Monitor Nonverbal Communication to Know When and How to Intervene in the Online Classroom
- Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation
- Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course
- Creating an Ethical Online Environment
- Blended Learning: Integrating Online and F2F
- Selecting the Appropriate Communication Tools
- Discussion Board Assignments: Alternatives to the Question-and-Answer Format
- Tips for Humanizing Your Online Course
- 9 Course Development Tips
- Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom
Newsletter Articles Featuring Rob Kelly
With each issue, Academic Leader tackles the topics on campus today that matter most to you, including:
- Program assessment
- Faculty development
- Leadership methods
- Conflict management
- Promotion and tenure
- Personnel policies
- Distance education
- Adjunct faculty
- Faculty evaluation
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