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Faculty Leaders Series

The Faculty Leaders Series equips department chairs, division chiefs, and faculty directors with the knowledge and skills they need to lead. Faculty leaders will learn how to develop leadership skills, build community and manage people, navigate administrative structures and processes, promote vision, build a team and facilitate change, and solve problems commonly encountered in their roles.

Registration and Contact: Faculty leaders will receive emails to register for each session. If you have questions, please contact Joan Johnson, Director for Faculty, Office of the Provost, at

2023-2024 Schedule
Time: noon-1:30 p.m., lunch provided

Table showing schedule for Faculty Leaders Series
Date and time Topic Facilitators
Oct. 18 Leading and Managing Others 

How can faculty become more effective leaders by balancing skills and approaches associated with both leadership and management?
Center for Leadership
Jan. 10 Strategic Planning 101

How can you work collaboratively with stakeholders to identify a vision and strategy for your unit?

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Center for Leadership
Feb. 21 Chair’s Role in Developing, Promoting and Retaining Faculty

Chairs have influence over developing, promoting and retaining faculty. How can chairs help promote an intentional and equitable process? Note: This session is intended for department chairs.

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Faculty panel and discussion
March 4 How to Distribute Faculty Service

What are best practices and realistic solutions for chairs and directors to distribute service workload equitably and transparently in program/department service?

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Faculty panel
April 3 Leading Your Faculty

How can you identify and leverage faculty talents and interests to engage them in contributing to the success of the department or unit?

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Center for Leadership
May 8 Civil Rights / Title IX Compliance

The Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance will present a session on navigating compliance.

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Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance