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Description

Each year, the Leadership Institute series offers academic administrators the opportunity to interact with their peers around key topics. This series of 90-minute 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.

Spring 2022 – Leadership Institute sessions:

Click here to register to attend any/all of these sessions.

Navigating the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Landscape at MSU

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
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:
Nwando Achebe, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Social Science
Hilda Mejia Abreu, Associate Dean, Admissions, Student Life, and Inclusivity, College of Veterinary Medicine
Marilyn Amey, Interim Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Staff Development
Mary Finn, Dean, College of Social Science
Suzanne Lang, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources

In Spring 2021, Provost Woodruff presented the University Philosophy and Guiding Policies on Faculty Tenure and Promotion. This session will begin to unpack the changes these polices introduced to the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process at MSU. Guidelines put forward to help recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the context of research and/or creative activities, teaching, service, outreach, and engagement will also be shared.

Working with Support Staff

Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
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, Interim Associate Vice President for Human Resources and 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 them. In addition, union rules can be difficult. 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 creating a work environment where everyone feels appreciated.

Click here to register to attend any/all of these sessions.

Resources from Past Sessions

Resources from 2021-22 Leadership Institute Sessions

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

Resources from 2020-21 Leadership Institute Sessions

Tips on Surviving Your First Year as a Department Head