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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.
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.
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.
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.
As an administrator, how effectively do you handle complaints? Basic Guidelines for Handling Complaintsis 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.
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.
The Campus SaVE Act requires colleges and universities to enhance their response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking complaints as well as implement related awareness and prevention programs. After participating in this seminar, you will know what you and your institution need to do in order to be compliant with all portions of the Act.
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.
This seminar will help you understand what’s behind the rise in consumer protection investigations and what it will take to help your school steer clear of accusations of unfair or deceptive trade practices. Discover how you can respond effectively to the trend of student consumerism and protect your institution from potential lawsuits.
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.
Learn strategies to boost donations, grow your donor pool, and increase overall contributions to your college or university by using assessment data that you probably already collect.
One disrespectful or demeaning faculty member can undermine the collegiality of an entire department. It takes a consensus-building department chair to identify problems and remedy them. Learn what action steps you can take to restore a healthy working environment in this online seminar.
From financial background checks to psychological testing to social media searches, receive expert guidance on creating a hiring process that conforms to legal standards and instills confidence. We give you relevant legal considerations and how they impact screening procedures, the interview process and decision-making. You’ll learn about relevant case studies, institutional policies and legal standards.
More and more, social media are making their presence felt on campus – not just outside the classroom but inside it, as well. Social media, while rich in pedagogical opportunity, are also fraught with risks that no institution, faculty member or administrator can afford to ignore. How can you take advantage of these enlivening, empowering social channels … while avoiding the liability that comes from their misuse?
Is there a conversation you should have with a faculty member that you’re putting off because you’re afraid of how she or he will react? A technique called motivational interviewing is the key and you’ll learn how it could help you do a better job of navigating the rough spots of academic life in this program.