Special Topics in Academic Leadership
Special Topics in Academic Leadership Seminars, led by higher education leadership educators and practitioners, provide a forum for discussing relevant issues and challenges facing academic leaders and sharing effective practices across disciplines.
Participants and alumni of our academic leadership programs, along with current deans, associate deans, department chairs, and others with an interest in the topic are encouraged to attend these virtual sessions.
Monday, February 8, 12:00-1:00 pm
Excellence in Higher Education-Renewal: A Framework for Organizational Assessment
Dr. Brent Ruben, Advisor for Strategy and Planning, Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rutgers University
Thursday, February 25, 12:00-1:00 pm
Impact of COVID-19 on Academic Leaders: A Summary of Research Findings and Strategies for Renewal and Reinvention
Dr. Ralph Gigliotti, Director, Center for Organizational Leadership, Rutgers University
Wednesday, March 24, 12:00-1:00 pm
Building Resilience During Challenging Times
Dr. Sonia Alvarez-Robinson, Executive Director, Office of Strategic Consulting, Georgia Tech University
Thursday, April 29, 12:00-1:00 pm
Pressures Facing Higher Education and Implications for Setting Strategy
Dr. Brian Ballentine, Senior Vice President for Strategy, Rutgers University
For more information regarding this program or if you might be interested in leading a future seminar, contact Ralph Gigliotti.
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Past sessions included the following:
- Dr. Cary Cherniss, Professor Emeritus of Applied Psychology, Rutgers University and Co-chair, Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO)—Leading with Emotional Intelligence
- Dr. Jeffrey Buller, Director of Leadership and Professional Development, Florida Atlantic University and Senior Partner, ATLAS: Academic Training, Leadership, & Assessment Services—Positive Academic Leadership
- Dr. Crystal Miller, Systemwide Director for Leadership Development, California State University—Delivering Conscious Feedback with COIN: The Neuroscience of How to Communicate with Impact
- Dr. Maurice Hall, Dean, School of the Arts and Communication, The College of New Jersey—Academic Leadership as Facilitation: Using Dialogic Techniques to Build Trust, Understanding, and Mutual Respect
- Dr. Terry Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources, Michigan State University – Helping Faculty and Units Excel Through Effective Performance Planning, Feedback, and Development: Improving the Process and its Outcomes
- Dr. Richard Dool, Ghada Endick, Robyn Ginese, and Dr. Christine Goldthwaite – Designing a Leadership Living Learning Community and Reflections on Student Leadership
- Dr. Gail Fairhurst, Distinguished Professor of Communication at the University of Cincinnati – If I’m talking, am I communicating?”: The challenges of framing in higher education leadership
- Dr. Walt Gmelch, Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of San Francisco – Leadership Tradeoffs: Managing Time, Stress, and Transitions
- Dr. Phoebe Haddon, Chancellor of Rutgers-Camden – Critical Moments in Higher Education Leadership
- Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed – Reflections on the Landscape of Higher Education
- Dr. Laurie Lewis, Professor of Communication – Organizational Change: Engaging Colleagues in Decision Making
- Dr. Rich Novak, Vice President for Continuing Studies and Distance Learning – Building an Effective Administrative Team
- Beth Tracy, Senior Director for Faculty Development – Coaching Skills for Academic Mentors
- Dr. Karen Stubaus, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Administration – Changing Profile of The Academic Workforce: Implications for Leaders in Higher Education
- Dr. Jerome Williams, Distinguished Professor and Prudential Chair in Business, and former Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of Rutgers-Newark, and Research Director of The Center of Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development – Leadership Ethics in Higher Education