Excellence in Academic Leadership: WMU 2021
Greetings and welcome to the Excellence in Academic Leadership (EAL) program presented by the National Center for Principled Leadership & Research Ethics (NCPRE). Our goal is to support your growth as an academic leader. The program will be offered through online group Zoom sessions augmented by outside readings and your reflections and analyses.
You are in a cohort with colleagues from Western Michigan University, tailored to your interests, and supported by resources in the NCPRE online Leadership Collection. NCPRE creates and shares resources to support better ethical and leadership practices in academic and other professional contexts. Leadership—and particularly ethical leadership—is central to creating a culture that establishes healthy and productive professional interactions. We equip you with evidence-based tools to support intentional leadership development and institutional integrity.
Your cohort’s presenters are Ann Briggs Addo, BrandE Faupell, and C. K. Gunsalus. Henry Strehlow is your Cohort Coordinator and will be your main point of contact for scheduling and logistics. All of the members of our Excellence in Academic Leadership team can be found here.
We are planning 1.5 hour online meetings once a month through the academic year. There are a select few topics that require a longer period of two hours; you will receive advance notice of at least a month before those sessions. Each meeting will focus around a particular topic and include related resources available for you to pursue as your interests direct. Other than these online meetings, you will be in control of how much external time you spend; there will be ‘homework’ assignments after each session and it will always be your choice as to the time you devote.
Please feel free to contact Henry Strehlow, the Cohort Coordinator for this program, if you have any questions: email@example.com
General Reference Materials:
Session One: The Special Challenges of the Academic Environment
Session Date: 09/27/21 CDT
Prior to our Zoom Call on Thursday afternoon, we ask that you watch this short vignette that was filmed as part of our larger Leadership Collection. This particular clip features a faculty member named “Professor Major” having a conversation with a new Department Head on his first day.
As you watch the scene unfold and the behavior of the characters within it, we invite you to think about what is really happening in this interaction. Please consider the questions posed within the video and write some thoughts down in the Journal we have asked you to maintain as part of the program.
We will begin Thursday’s session by discussing this scenario, after which we will take some time to explore the unique challenges our environment presents.
[Slide Deck Reference (for Personal Use Only)]:
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