Hot Topics in Academic Leadership

Faculty development

Dynamic discussions about Hot Topics in Academic Leadership that contribute to our institutional culture and shine a spotlight on issues of specific importance.


Academic leaders face a variety of complex issues that clamor for attention. This series brings together leaders from across the university to learn about and discuss some of these issues.

This popular speaker series called Hot Topics in Academic Leadership attracts leaders eager to discuss key issues facing the academy. 

Each Hot Topic session focuses on one particular issues and lasts 90 minutes. 

Interested in attending or have a great idea for a Hot Topic?

Recent Hot Topics

Leadership Development for Department Chairs with author of "Ask the Chair" at the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Kevin Dettmar, W. M. Keck Professor of English, Director, The Humanities Studio at Pomona College
November 14, 2023

Holding the Whole of Diversity and Inclusive Excellence at UNH in 2020 and Beyond
Asabe Poloma, PhD, Director of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship
January 16, 2020

Fostering an Inclusive Climate and Culture in the Academy
Gilda A. Barabino, PhD, Dean, Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York
January 17, 2019

Provost's Panel on Diversity and Inclusion
Julie Williams, Nancy Targett, Deb Kinghorn, Reggie Wilburn, Nathan Schwadron
February 23, 2018