New Academic Leaders: Strategies for Success

New Academic Leaders: Strategies for Success

Summer Enrichment Course


Session 2: August 4 – September 21, 2019


Are you new to leadership and asked to take on new responsibilities? If so, congratulations! Now how do you quickly learn everything you need to know about leading a team? This new Magna Online Course is designed to help newly appointed or promoted academic leaders get off to a successful start in their new position. It includes information about leadership, faculty development, faculty evaluation, and more. Often, promotions come without training and individuals are left to figure things out as they go. This course will help you be the leader you’ve always wanted to be and you’ll be taught by our very top leadership experts.

After completing New Academic Leaders: Strategies for Success, educators will:

  • Understand how training, removing obstacles, aligning systems, and generating short-term wins can impact successful change efforts
  • Identify strategies to promote respectful, professional, and civil climate and behavior in their department
  • Learn that it is possible to design faculty development programming that is engaging, effective, and cost-contained, and that faculty will take advantage of
  • Be able to design and operate a productive mentoring relationship and support a mentee through the five stages of development
  • Learn to make coaching accessible to online faculty members and set up performance boundaries with them
  • Understand how to craft appropriate feedback to faculty, whether they are tenure-track, tenured, or part-time instructors.
  • Avoid the six biases that affect online teaching evaluation
  • Identify 20 strategies for institutionalizing OER and develop a strategy for institutionalizing OER at your institution

Approximately 7 hours to complete course.


Unit1: Leadership (2.5 hours to complete)

Unit 2: Faculty Development (1.5 hours to complete)

Unit 3: Faculty Evaluation (1.5 hours to complete)

Unit 4: Program Planning and Development (1.5 hours to complete)


This course is designed for those new to leadership and management but have been in higher education for at least 5 years:

  • Department Chairs
  • Department Heads
  • Deans
  • Academic Administrators
  • Provosts


  • At the start of the course, participants receive an email with information on accessing the online course
  • Participants can work through the course at their own pace. Participants can also review information in a previous unit as well as read supplemental materials and watch the accompanying videos as many times as they like within the session dates
  • Upon completion of each program, participants will take an assessment to gauge progress
  • A discussion board brings educators together for an enriching, national conversation about higher education
  • For the duration of the course, participants can use the discussion forum to interact with other participants nationwide and discuss the course content
  • At the end of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion


  • Video programs
  • Program assessments
  • Transcripts of all video programs
  • Program slides
  • Online discussion forum
  • Certificate of Completion for the course


Reserve you seat(s) in the session that works best for you using the order box on the right. Discount pricing is for multiple seats purchased at the same time:

# of people Cost
1 to 4 $199 per seat
5 to 19 $99 per seat
20 to 39 $79 per seat


For 40 or more seats, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-433-0499

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