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 AM unless otherwise noted. To register, please RSVP to provostevents@illinois.edu at least one week prior to the seminar.

Download Academic Leadership Seminar Series (PDF).

Nuts & Bolts of Communication #9

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018
210 Illini Union

Update on Campus Budget Reform

An update on the budget reform process, the current campus budget, and related financial issues.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
210 Illini Union

Beyond ICES: Reviewing Faculty Teaching Excellence

A discussion of best practices, indicators of teaching excellence, and strategies when reviewing faculty members’ teaching performance.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
407 Illini Union

Identifying and Confronting Challenges in Academic Units

An engaging session with C. K. Gunsalus to learn about monitoring, acknowledging, and addressing challenges units face that influences their overall health and climate.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
210 Illini Union

How Units Can Help Students Facing Mental Health Concerns

Strategies and resources that units can use to support their students facing a variety of challenging situations and concerns that affect their academic success and overall well-being.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
210 Illini Union

Recognizing and Understanding Implicit Bias

How implicit bias influences work distribution, annual reviews, and recognition of faculty and staff contributions and what you can do to address these issues within your unit.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
210 Illini Union

Free Speech on Campus

What free speech means on campus and your role as unit leader in promoting a safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to engage in a robust exchange of viewpoints.

Thursday, January 24, 2019
210 Illini Union

Planning Your Department’s Budget

An update on campus budget reform and a discussion of budget planning that promotes growth, transparency, and stability for your unit.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Heritage Room, Aces Library

Mentoring Post-Tenure Faculty

Enhance your unit’s mentoring efforts for mid-career faculty to help them manage their careers, develop leadership skills, enhance their scholarly works, and support them through promotion.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
210 Illini Union

Building Positive and Inclusive Climate for Students

Successful strategies to build inclusive units that are welcoming to students from recruitment to graduation.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
210 Illini Union

When Crisis Happens Close to Home

Learn about the roles different committees and offices on campus play to help you and your unit manage crisis.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Heritage Room, Aces Library

Planning Your Next Move: Starting Points and Guiding Considerations

A dialogue with colleagues who have taken different career paths after their stint as executive officer. Find out how they planned for and adjusted back to their faculty role or a different administrative role in their college or campus, and how they planned for succession within their department.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
210 Illini Union

*Indicates a program designed for newer EOs, although every session is open to all EOs.