Teachers and students measure “hard” courses by different yardsticks. Program leaders need to be aware of these different perspectives in order to apply strategies that identify and address gaps to foster student success, increase program retention and promote faculty development.
This presentation will examine the terminology and its impact on the institution, describe the challenges and benefits of its implementation, illustrate the resources/skill-sets needed, and offer real-world examples of analyses that help to predict future student demand by identifying the data elements necessary for success.
Learn why there is an increased danger of attrition in online courses and how to address this in four key areas: course design, instructor presence, personal attention, and connectedness to the institution.
Academicians who enter administration often lack the full training necessary to navigate their challenging work environment. Those who excel actively seek out opportunities to enhance the specific skills they need to succeed. We bring you an effective approach to making important decisions.
Colleges and universities are confronting the need to change. That makes this the perfect time to implement innovations to improve your department, help students succeed, and promote the public good. Learn a conceptual approach that will help you stop reacting to change – and start leading it.
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. Learn what you and your institution need to do in order to be compliant with all portions of the Act.
Conflict resolution is never an easy process, but it can be more successful (and less stressful) when sound methods are applied. Strategies and tactics that are particularly valuable for academic leaders are be covered in this seminar. Two respected voices in organizational development share how to take a rational, disciplined approach to consensus-building.
Faculty members possessing multicultural competence are best able to teach, advise, and mentor school populations with increased racial diversity. We deliver clear-cut strategies you can use to increase the racial diversity of final applicant pools as you approach the crucial task of hiring new faculty members.
Appreciative Inquiry (AI) takes a different approach to change management. Instead of starting with what’s wrong with a social system, AI looks at what’s working. By starting with a positive outlook at what’s going on with your system, AI helps colleagues work together to co-create their futures.
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.
Change is challenging, but it’s not impossible. These three 20-Minute Mentor programs reveal just how possible it is to improve things on campus when you have the right plan and the right team. It gives you the information, insight, and strategies you need to confidently and successfully launch and lead a change campaign.
If you want to make things happen on your campus and help others embrace the changes, you just need to know the steps to take that help ensure success. This seminar breaks change down into a process and then gives you a road map to follow.
If you need to implement some kind of change, you know what kind of challenge lies ahead. This program demonstrates how to plan for, recognize, celebrate, and build on short-term wins to support and sustain your long-term change effort.
This program shows you how to identify obstacles to change and then remove them, identify information gaps and eliminate them, and identify unsupportive peers and enlighten them both before and during your change process.