Description

Each year, the Leadership Institute series offers academic administrators the opportunity to interact with their peers around key topics. This series of short sessions are designed to expand upon themes introduced at New Administrator Orientation. These sessions are required for department chairpersons, school directors, and associate deans of non-departmentally organized colleges within the first two years of their appointments; all other administrators are encouraged to attend sessions they would find useful.

Sessions recordings will be posted a few days after each event.

Spring 2023 – Leadership Institute sessions

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Faculty and Academic Staff Performance Reviews

Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST
Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:
Ann Austin, Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs
Marilyn Amey, Assistant Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development
Aaron McCright, Chairperson, Sociology

Annual performance reviews are a critical piece of the development process for faculty and academic staff. This session will discuss the elements to include in annual reviews and how these should align with the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process. Perspectives on how to manage the review process will also be shared.

Working with Support Staff

Date: Friday, February 17, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST
Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:
Rick Fanning, Director, Employee Relations
Jim Forger, Dean, College of Music
Christy Turner, Integrated Strategy Manager, Organizational and Professional Development, MSU Human Resources

Support staff are key members of our institution, yet many administrators do not have experience working with individuals in unionized appointments. Union rules can be difficult to navigate and create uncertainty. This session will help leaders avoid common mistakes and offer tools to deal with situations when they arise Attention will also be given to best practices for the professional development of your staff and how to create a work environment where everyone feels appreciated.

Prioritizing and Time/Email Management

Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST
Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:
Victor DiRita, Chairperson, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
Chris Long, Dean, College of Arts and Letters and the Honors College

Prioritizing and managing the many tasks and inquiries unit administrators receive each day is a challenge. Through a combination of brief presentations and time for open discussion, this session will provide helpful strategies for real-life situations.

Engaging with Faculty and Academic Staff on Retirement

Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST
Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:
Ann Austin, Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President, Faculty and Academic Staff Development
Roger Baldwin, Professor Emeritus, College of Education
Theresa Kelley, Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Francisco Villarruel, Faculty Grievance Official, Faculty Grievance and Dispute Resolution Office

This program is designed for MSU Deans, Chairs, and Faculty Excellence Advocates to discuss strategies for engaging with faculty and academic staff within your unit about retirement issues. Legal restrictions and MSU’s policies will also be provided as guidelines to follow when interacting with academics on retirement.

Equitable Decision-Making

Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST
Location: A Zoom link will be sent as part of your confirmation email and within the reminder email

Presenters:
Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
Panel of University Leaders

As leaders, it is important to understand the needs of those you serve and how decisions impact them in different ways. In this session, principles of equitable leadership will provide a framework for how to approach decisions in a way that is intentional and values-centered. A panel of campus leaders will also discuss how they work to put these ideas into practice.

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Resources from 2022-2023 Leadership Institute Sessions

Recordings and resources are housed in Desire 2 Learn (D2L). You will be directed to self-enroll in the “course”.

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