Advancing Chairs as Leaders

Academic leadership is critical for the success of a university. It starts at the departmental/divisional level, the building block of the university, and permeates the schools and colleges, and extends to the Provost’s Office. Consequently, a high level of leadership is necessary starting with chairs/division leaders.

The Office of the Senior Vice Provost (SVP) for Engagement and Academic Outreach and the NSF-funded UNH ADVANCE program are offering, as part of our commitment to supporting faculty development, a four-session institute on building and reinforcing the strategies, skills, and practices of chairs. The ADVANCing Chairs as Leaders will provide interactive sessions on the challenges of leading an academic organization.

For questions, please contact Todd DeMitchell or Karen Graham.


Dates and Workshop Topics:

Exploration of Management and Leadership
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:00am-4:00pm (Snow date December 15)
• Opportunities and Concerns for Chairs and Division Leaders
• Bolman and Deal Four Frame Analysis for Organizational Challenges
• Budgeting

Creating an Inclusive Climate
Friday, January 19, 2018, 9:00am-4pm (Snow date January 22)
Strategies for Enhancing Departmental Climate - Implicit Bias and Case-Study Analysis
• Understanding Departmental Climate: Interactive Theatre Scenarios and Discussion with the Power Play Actors
• Review of P&T guidelines

The Core of the Department  - Faculty & Staff
Friday, March 30, 2018, Noon-4:00pm
• Title VII, Title IX, & FERPA
• Contracts
• Faculty and Employee Practices & Policies

Strategic Leadership
Wednesday May 9, 2018, 9:00am-1:00pm
• Coaching for Performance
• Departmental Vision, Strategic Initiatives, and the Change Process

Todd A. DeMitchell
Todd A. DeMitchell, Ed.D.
Faculty Fellow, Engagement and
  Academic Outreach
Co-chair, Advancing Chairs as Leaders
John and H. Irene Peters
Professor of Education 

Karen J. Graham, Ph.D.
Executive Director, UNH ADVANCE
Co-chair, Advancing Chairs as Leaders
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics