Chairs Workshop Development Series

Tue, Apr 16, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
Campus

Faculty have to create a classroom climate welcoming of student participation and still productive for learning, and that can be a tricky balance. When the opinions expressed are unsophisticated or misinformed, or punctuated by an inappropriate tone, it can be challenging. This seminar will review best practices to create a good climate from the get go, and explore what recourse faculty have when situations reach a boiling point. Using past examples, we will also review relevant policies and procedures so that chairs can effectively advise their faculty.

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Tue, Mar 19, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
Campus

This workshop will provide tools to identify and address a range of legal issues relevant to immigrant matters when you are hiring faculty. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions arising from situations they have encountered and learn how to locate resources to help resolve them.

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Thu, Mar 7, 2019 | 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Campus

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) uses methodology from the various disciplines to examine student learning and classroom practices for the purposes of improving one's own teaching and culminating in dissemination of a scholarly product. Misconceptions about SoTL and its rigor abound, and SoTL microcultures differ by discipline. Chairs and Deans are invited to attend this workshop to learn how to evaluate and encourage rigorous teaching-related scholarship within their colleges.

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Tue, Feb 12, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
Campus

KSU is required to document and justify that each faculty member is qualified to teach assigned courses. I will provide best practices for writing justifications for faculty whose teaching assignments are based on qualifications other than traditional academic credentials. KSU is also required to notify SACSCOC of any proposed substantive changes in accordance with SACSCOC Substantive Change policy and, when necessary, obtain approval prior to the initiation of the changes. I will discuss common substantive changes at KSU, the steps for addressing these changes, and implications for unreported substantive changes.

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Wed, Jan 23, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
Campus

Have you ever wondered what you should or should not put in an ARD for your faculty? Setting expectations is necessary to ensuring a clear pathway for success. It is the responsibility of our leadership and supervisors to deliver clear feedback for positive performance as well as areas of opportunities for achieving results. It is the purpose of this workshop to discuss ways to tactfully communicate well-defined performance measures through the ARD (Annual Review Document) process.

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Thu, Jul 11, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Campus

A training for all Chairs.

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Wed, Jul 10, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Campus

This is an all day orientation for Chairs that have been hired within the past three years. 

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Wed, Feb 20, 2019 | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Campus

Teaching effectiveness is a complex variable to assess. As we know, it cannot rely on students evaluations of teaching alone, and instead it needs to be triangulated with other metrics to get the full picture of student learning, satisfaction, and success. In this workshop we will explore best practices to evaluate teaching. We will also discuss how to mentor faculty so they are well positioned to write a compelling teaching narrative, and review campus resources for struggling faculty.

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Thu, Mar 14, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:30am
Campus


We all know intuitively that people have different needs and predictable anxieties at different points in their career. Incorporating this intuition into our leadership style can pay off in increased satisfaction and productivity. This session will review basic adult lifespan developmental theory, introduce the research on faculty career stages (with some surprising results), and discuss strategies to weave both bodies of knowledge into our practice as chairs and directors.

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Thu, Sep 13, 2018 | 9:00am - 10:30am
Campus

The idea of culture can seem like too vague and broad a concept, or a warm fuzzy that is not worth investing in in the face of many other competing pressures. But research shows that a positive culture is connected to increased faculty morale, engagement, and productivity, and reduced turnover. In this session, we will review the research on culture and discuss leadership strategies that foster positive cultures.

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