AY2022-23 Academic Leadership Seminar Series for All Leaders

This sub-series of the Academic Leadership Seminars is designed for all leaders, both academic and administrative, who wish to engage in dialogue, share best practices, and discuss various leadership issues.

Fall 2022 Sessions: 9:00-10:00 a.m. Modality and locations vary.

August 30, 2022: We Can Help You with That!

A discussion of policies, resources, and other supports from the Office of the Provost to facilitate your success as the Executive Officer of your unit. We will talk about the different ways we can enhance your efforts to support faculty members in your unit manage their careers, develop leadership skills, enhance their scholarly works, and support them through promotion.


Sharon Reynolds, Associate Provost for Faculty Employee Relations
Amy Santos, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs

September 22, 2022: Getting Down to Brass Tacks when Preparing P&T Dossiers

How to compile strong and compelling Promotion and Tenure packages including suggestions when preparing the unit Executive Officer’s statement.


Mariselle Melendez, Chair of the Campus P&T Committee
Matthias Grosse Perdekamp, Head of the Department of Physics, Grainger College of Engineering
Amy Woods, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Applied Health Sciences

October 26, 2022: When Campus has to Pivot: A Primer for Departments

Some things that are beyond our control can easily disrupt our well-laid plans for the school year. Let’s talk through the different ways you can plan (e.g., meet course offerings, ensure staff coverage, etc.) and lead students, staff, and faculty members in your unit to adapt and move forward when our whole campus has to make a pivot.


Brian Brauer, Executive Director of Emergency Management, Division of Public Safety
Robb Craddock, Senior Director, Labor and Employee Relations Illinois Human Resources
Kristi Kuntz , Executive Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Policies and Executive Director of the Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services

Spring 2023 sessions: 9:00-10:00 a.m. in Levis, unless otherwise noted

January 24, 2023: Building Community, Fostering Connections in the “Post” Pandemic Era

Sharing creative ways to offer opportunities and spaces for students, staff, and faculty members to come together and engage in collective experiences that bring out the best in each other.


Carla McCowan, Director of the Counseling Center
Jeff Sposato, Director of the School of Music, College of FAA

February 7, 2023: What You Need to Know About this Year’s Campus Budget (via zoom)

An update on the current campus budget, operational excellence, and related financial issues.


Vicky Gress, Acting Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning

February 21, 2023: Navigating Human Resources on Campus in the “Post” Pandemic Era: A Conversation with Shari Mickey-Boggs

A conversation with the Senior Associate Chancellor Human Resources Shari Mickey-Boggs on IHR’s priorities and other big issues on campus.

March 23, 2023: Deep Dive into the Public Engagement Research Option

A discussion of the Public Engagement Research Option that was recently added to the revised version of Provost Communication #9 and the role of Executive Officers in supporting faculty members whose research involve a significant public engagement focus.


Eva Pomerantz, Professor of Psychology and Interim Director of the Center for Social and Behavioral Science

April 17, 2023: Creating a Leadership Pipeline through Systematic Succession Planning

A how-to for Executive Officers to systematically plan and create a pipeline of successful leaders and prepare and mentor colleagues to develop leadership and management skills.


Brooke Elliott, Professor and Executive Associate Dean in the Gies College of Business