Academic Leadership Series

The Academic Leadership Series is designed for new and experienced Executive Officers who wish to engage in dialogue, share best practices, and discuss issues such as leadership, financial and strategic planning, and faculty development.
*Indicates a program designed for newer EOs, although every session is open to all EOs.

All sessions will be held from 8:30-10:00 A.M. at the Illini Union unless otherwise noted.

The Art and Science of Constructing Promotion and Tenure Cases*
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 (Heritage Room, ACES Library)
How to compile strong promotion and tenure packages.

Diversity and Inclusion
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 (210 Illini Union)
Strategies, tips, and resources for navigating challenges and opportunities related to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

$$$ Matters*
OCTOBER 5, 2016 (210 Illini Union)
A discussion of the campus budgetary process, the current budget, and related financial issues.

Tools for Evaluation and Assessment
OCTOBER 20, 2016 (210 Illini Union)
Strategies and best practices for program review, assessing student learning outcomes, and using that information to improve your unit.

Leading in the Context of Shared Governance*
NOVEMBER 3, 2016 (314A Illini Union)
Successful leadership approaches, strategies, and styles within the academy.
Motivating and Retaining Faculty
NOVEMBER 17, 2016 (210 Illini Union)
A conversation on how best to retain and support faculty.

Handling Difficult Conversations and Situations*
FEBRUARY 9, 2017 (210 Illini Union)
How to approach personnel issues with fairness and professionalism.

Let’s Talk about the Budget
FEBRUARY 23, 2017 (210 Illini Union)
An update on the campus budget situation, advice on discussing the budget with your faculty, and suggestions for promoting long-term financial stability in the unit.

Alumni and Donor Stewardship: Approaches to Advancement*
MARCH 16, 2017 (210 Illini Union)
How to work with Advancement to cultivate relationships with donors and alumni.

Designing and Developing Academic Programs
MARCH 30, 2017 (104 Illini Union)
Processes to plan and evaluate new academic programs, including on-line education, professional programs, and other outreach.

Using Data to Inform, Persuade, and Make Decisions*
APRIL 13, 2017 (Location TBD)
An interactive demonstration of data available on the Management Information website, designed to help leaders understand how to retrieve and employ the data successfully.

Strengthening the Public Face of Your Unit

APRIL 27, 2017 (104 Illini Union)
Strategies to highlight the work of your faculty and increase your unit’s reach to a broader audience.