ACAD Leader Archive: April 2019
Laura Behling, Chair of the ACAD Board notes the upcoming 75th anniversary of ACAD’s founding and its new partnership with a grant-writing agency in Washington, D.C., that will offer special webinars for ACAD members.
Invest Strategically in Faculty Leaders to Achieve Institutional Global Learning Goals
Dana Gross • Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary and General Studies, Professor of Psychology • St. Olaf College • Northfield, Minnesota
Joan Gillespie • Instructor, Higher Education Administration, School of Education and Social Policy • Northwestern University • Evanston, Illinois
April 3, 2019Gross and Gillespie explore how investing in faculty who lead immersive global learning experiences is an effective way to maximize students’ intercultural learning and achieve strategic institutional goals.
Leading Collaborative Change
Jenna Templeton • Vice President for Academic Affairs • Chatham University • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ron Cole • Provost and Dean of the College • Allegheny College • Meadville, Pennsylvania
April 3, 2019Case studies from two small, private institutions provide insights into managing change to strategically optimize enrollment, shared governance, and long-term resiliency.
Change Management for People Who Hate Change: Conducting a Transformative Program Review
Margaret Farrar • Dean, College of Arts and Sciences • John Carroll University • University Heights, Ohio
April 3, 2019Strategies to help deans use Academic Program Review (APR) to motivate transformative change in their departments, divisions, or colleges.
Campus to Career: Innovation to Promote Curricular and Co-Curricular Integration
Kerry Pannell • Vice President for Academic Programs • The Council of Independent Colleges • Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Cannady • Assistant Dean of the College, Director of Academic Advising and Student Success • Agnes Scott College • Decatur, Georgia
Machamma Quinichett • Director of SUMMIT Advisors • Agnes Scott College • Decatur, Georgia
Anne Harris • Vice President for Academic Affairs • DePauw University • Greencastle, Indiana
Cindy Babington • Vice President for Strategic Initiatives • DePauw University • Greencastle, Indiana
Amity Reading • Assistant Professor of English • DePauw University • Greencastle, Indiana
April 3, 2019This article explores planning and implementation efforts at DePauw University and Agnes Scott College focused on integrating curricular and co-curricular experiences to help students be successful in their post-undergraduate careers.
Roundtable Reflections on Engaging and Mentoring New Faculty toward Success in the 21st Century
Paula L. O'Loughlin • Provost and Dean of the Faculty • Coe College • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
April 3, 2019Summarizing a roundtable conversation held at the 2019 Deans’ Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, on mentoring new faculty, this article explores emerging best practices.
Conducting an Investigation: Advice to Deans
Marcy Brown Marsden • Dean, McCoy College of Science, Mathematics and Engineering • Midwestern State University • Wichita Falls, Texas
April 3, 2019Marsden explores skills and tools to help deans conduct accurate and thorough investigations.
You CAN Go Home Again
Susan E. Mason • Professor of Psychology • Niagara University • Niagara University, New York
April 3, 2019A former dean and academic vice president, Mason briefly recounts her experience returning to the faculty and notes that a smooth transition depends on having time to prepare, sufficient resources, and supportive colleagues.