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When it comes to diversity, even the most well-intentioned people can make the biggest mistakes. In this seminar, highly-acclaimed diversity trainer and author Maura Cullen, Ph.D., introduces you to the 10 core concepts that will ultimately increase diversity skills and competency.
Institutions need to take time at regular intervals to engage in program revision. Otherwise, they risk engaging in pointless assessments that reveal little and fail to lead to measurable improvements in teaching and learning experiences. We provide an comprehensive overview of the latest strategies for updating and managing an effective and meaningful program of learning assessment.
With competition for students getting tougher and university and college budgets growing tighter, the need for improving undergraduate graduation and retention rates has never been more important. Best practices are critical, and in you’ll discover the methods used by a large, public metropolitan research university (44,000 students) to boost its retention and graduation rates.
If you aren’t up-to-date with the Americans with Disabilities Act, then you very well could lose a limb—or at least the institutional equivalent (which is usually time and money). Don’t squander valuable resources on unnecessary legal battles or governmental audits. Learn what you need to do to remain ADA compliant.
Academic freedom might give college and university professors license to say (or write) most anything they please, but there are limits. And crossing over those boundaries can invite serious repercussions. This seminar will familiarize you with the state of the law and legal definitions of academic freedom and free speech, as well as steps you can take to protect yourself or your faculty and staff.
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.
Restructuring in every form, is hitting institutions all over the country. Smooth transitions are achievable when using proven, well-defined steps. We reveal a practical planning process focused on success as well as minimizing conflict, attrition, and developing positive new cultures.
Traditional faculty workload, promotion and tenure policies don’t necessarily work for online faculty. And as new educational delivery environments evolve with the internet, it becomes even more crucial for higher education leaders to re-examine how they reward and motivate faculty. Draw upon the experience of an established dual-mode graduate department and how it set faculty incentive policies that acknowledged and accommodated different delivery modes.
It’s important to consider fair use, transformative uses, and copyright compliance early on when designing online courses to avoid legal complications and revisions later. Find out how recent copyright court decisions affect distance education.
The growing use of social/shared media and online apps in the classroom is generally seen as a good thing. It encourages collaboration, free exchange of ideas, and, in many cases, a richer learning experience. Get the details on current critical legal and other issues from a veteran online educator and attorney.
It is time to refocus online courses away from superficial fact-based lessons and toward competency-based learning. Online learning is evolving quickly as it becomes more and more popular. As such, new questions about assessment in the online classroom arise and this seminar offers answers.
Personnel decisions – from hiring to promotion to tenure – are being subject to ever-greater scrutiny. And increasingly, the most contentious ones are resulting in litigation. We look at the rapidly changing landscape of higher-ed personnel issues, and show you how to help keep your institution ahead of the curve with two leading experts.
Basic Guidelines for Handling Complaints is a White Paper based on a Magna seminar by C. K. (Tina) Gunsalus. Ms. Gunsalus is well-known as a columnist for Inside Higher Ed, and the author of The College Administrator’s Survival Guide. As an administrator, how effectively do you handle complaints?
When a culture of complaint replaces a culture of collegiality on your campus, you suffer–and so does the rest of your leadership. In fact, the entire campus community pays a steep price, because complaints impact morale, productivity, collaboration, retention and more. We show you some of the best ways to handle and address complaints effectively.
Higher education administrators and faculty face a host of new challenges from an increasingly diverse student body. You know the tools are out there to help you and your colleagues successfully meet these challenges and more. But how can you get this information to those who need it? This seminar draws on the presenter's extensive and wide-ranging background in higher education instruction and administration and gives you tools you can use. Whether you’re expanding an existing program or starting from scratch.
Cheating strikes at the core of your school’s integrity. It creates an unethical environment among your students, and ultimately diminishes the quality and reputation of your institution. In this seminar, conducted by two experts in the field of academic cheating, we cut through the legalese and give you practical advice on combating cheating on campus.
Collegial environments have to be created and cultivated thrive. One way to accomplish this is through positive leadership, a strategy that emphasizes building on strengths and opportunities rather than simply solving problems or correcting flaws. Learn how to apply it to your institution or department in this online seminar.
More and more schools are turning to curriculum mapping. Curriculum maps can enhance your programming and engage your faculty while standing up to increased oversight of by accrediting agencies, funders, students, and employers. This seminar helps you get started with curriculum maps and help you improve the overall educational program at your school.
The stakes are incredibly high when it comes to hiring a new faculty member. We'll teach you the strategies of behavior-based interviewing (BBI). This approach is based on the premise that past behavior is the best predictor for future performance. We provide your search committee with a step-by-step approach that promotes the best practices in hiring.
Discrimination, litigation, and accusations—faculty evaluations can have negative consequences when conducted incorrectly. For deans and department chairs, developing a good faculty evaluation process is crucial to the health of the department and college as a whole. Take steps to ensure you get it right, because well-conducted evaluations don’t just avoid problems—they inspire individual faculty and elevate entire departments.