Administrative Leaders Workshop Series

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is offering an Administrative Leaders Workshop Series during the 2013-14 academic year. The workshops are designed for new and experienced academic administrators to engage in discussions about best practices in current issues facing academic leaders.

The Fall 2013 workshops are listed below. Workshops for spring semester are being developed, with potential topics such as strategic planning, promotion and tenure, and diversity.

Best Practices in Faculty Recruitment
Friday, September 20, 10-11:30am, Dogwood Hall, Georgia Center
A conversation focused on best practices for attracting exceptional faculty to UGA

Presenters: Frank DiGiacomo, senior director, UGA Search Group; Alan Dorsey, dean, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; Hugh Ruppersburg, interim vice provost; Jayne Smith, director of faculty affairs; Kecia Thomas, interim associate dean, Franklin College, and professor, industrial-organizational psychology program.

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Legal Issues: Doing the Right Thing at UGA
Friday, October 11, 10-11:30am, Dogwood Hall, Georgia Center
An overview and discussion of your responsibility for legal policies and procedures at UGA 

Presenters: Beth Bailey, interim executive director, Office of Legal Affairs; E. Janyce Dawkins, director, Equal Opportunity Office; Rebecca White, dean, School of Law.

Show Me the Money!  An Inside Look at the Budget
Friday, November 22, 10-11:30am, 102 MLC
A session led by campus and college administrators about the ways in which budget decisions are developed and implemented, including an overview of the credit hour production model and indirect cost recovery  

Presenters: Chris Miller, associate provost for academic fiscal affairs; Ryan Nesbit, interim vice president for finance and administration; Svein Oie, dean, College of Pharmacy.

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Survival Skills for College Administrators with C. K. “Tina” Gunsalus
Wednesday, December 4 (Reading Day),  8:30am-12:30pm, Dogwood Hall, Georgia Center
Jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Franklin College

Presenter: C.K. “Tina” Gunsalus, director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gunsalus is a nationally recognized expert on matters of research integrity, whistleblowing, ethics, and professionalism.  She will present a workshop including presentations, small group discussions and case studies. 

To register, please contact your unit’s vice president or dean to let them know if you are interested in attending individual workshops or the entire fall series.

Click here for a Columns story on the Administrative Leaders Workshop Series. For additional information on the workshops, contact Jayne Smith, director of faculty affairs, at