The Academic Leadership Handbook details an array of proven management strategies and will help further your achievements as a leader in higher education. The collection provides sound advice from respected peers. Discover new leadership tools and insights at departmental, administrative, and executive levels.
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Developing and implementing a strategic initiative to institutionalize the use of open educational resources (OER) does not have to be a daunting task but can be tackled and accomplished through a series of no/low cost and easy to implement strategic initiatives.
Learn the steps for creating an effective and dynamic strategic plan, ways of using the strategic plan to build institutional support for faculty development programs, and methods for using the strategic plan to communicate with outside stakeholders.
Learn the importance of evaluating what has motivated online course and program development in the past to guide your decisions today. You’ll discover who should be involved in the process of fine-tuning your online programming.
As schools deal with the surging interest in online courses and degree programs, issues in both the teaching and administrative spheres are inevitable. From these three programs, you’ll acquire the tools and guidance to meet these demands confidently.
Learn to identify who at your institution needs to be involved in the accreditation process, what kind of data and documentation you need to collect, how to determine any current deficiencies in your processes, and how to develop a plan to bridge any gaps and prepare for any accreditation event.
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.
Explore details of the key laws that everyone handling academic personnel matters should know, as well as key strategies for hiring the right faculty from the start. Learn about best practices that can reduce the risk of costly and time-consuming litigation and disputes.
Gain strategies you can use to recruit, hire, and sustain a more diverse team of academic faculty and staff. Learn about results from the latest research on implicit bias, and get proven strategies you can use to anticipate and reduce its effects on the three key stages of the search process: recruiting, hiring, and managing.
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.
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.