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The ACAD Leader reflects our mission to provide academic leaders who share a commitment to student learning and to the ideals of liberal education with networking and professional development opportunities and to support them in their work as educational leaders. The Leader is a forum for members to share experiences and opinions related to their work as academic administrators. In addition, it provides members and prospective members with news about ACAD events.

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Welcome

Thomas Meyer • Chair of the Board of Directors, ACAD & Vice President for Academic Services and Student Development • Lehigh Carbon Community College • Schnecksville, Pennsylvania

September 28, 2017

Chair of the ACAD Board of Directors welcomes members to The ACAD Leader.

The Boyer Model at Western Carolina University, 2007 to 2017

Andrew Adams • Associate Dean • College of Fine and Performing Arts Western Carolina University • Cullowhee, North Carolina

September 27, 2017

At the 10-year anniversary of infusing the Boyer Model concepts into their promotion and tenure system, Western Carolina University takes stock.

Successful Collaboration for Department Chair Training Across Several Institutions

Wendy A. Weaver • Dean for Academic Affairs • Mount Mary University • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 28, 2017

Over a dozen institutions leverage their association of colleges and universities in order to share department chair training.

Student Loan Reform: Modifications for the Income-based Repayment Program (IBR)

David L. Cleeton • Professor and Chair of Economics • Illinois State University • Normal, Illinois

September 28, 2017

A review of the major changes to the federal student loan program proposed by President Trump.

Kent Crookston’s Working with Problem Faculty: A 6-Step Guide for Department Chairs (2012)

Wendy A. Weaver • Dean for Academic Affairs • Mount Mary University • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 27, 2017

Review of R. Ken Crookston’s Working with Problem Faculty: A 6-Step Guide for Department Chairs (2012)

Engaging Chicago: How a Major Curricular Shift Leads to Profound Engaged Learning Opportunities for Students

Gregor Thuswaldner • Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences • North Park University • Chicago, Illinois

September 28, 2017

North Park University capitalizes on the city of Chicago as its classroom to become a “truly engaged institution” according to the Kellogg Commission.

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