New Department Head Training

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The Office of Faculty Affairs invites campus leaders to register for the fall 2020 New Department Head Training ProgramThe program will introduce administrators at UGA to a variety of important policies and will provide them with opportunities to strengthen their management and leadership skills through the use of interactive discussions and activities.

Participation is expected for department heads, school chairs, assistant deans and associate deans who were appointed after September 1, 2019. Other campus leaders are encouraged to attend as much of the program as their schedule allows. 

Advanced registration is due by noon on Friday, August 14, 2020.

**A copy of C.K. Gunsalus's The College Administrator’s Survival Guide will be sent to the campus offices of all registered participants.

REGISTER HERE


Session 1: The Role of Department Head and Useful Resources
pin August 28, Friday (8:00- 11:30 a.m.)

Pre-Session Reading

C.K. Gunsalus’s The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

Introduction

Chapter 1: Embrace Your Fate

Session 1: The Role of Department Heads and Useful Resources

 Time

Activity

8:00

Zoom Opens 

8:15

Welcome & Logistics

Chat Box Conversation: What do you to hope to achieve in your role? How are you going to paint on your own canvas?

8:30 

Welcome and Administrative Resources

Elizabeth Weeks and Mary Carney

9:15 

break

9:30 

What Does It Mean to Be a Department Head? 

Interactive Session with Invited Facilitators to Address Defining Priorities, Renewing Time Management Strategies, and Serving Stakeholders

11:15

Wrap-up and Look Ahead

11:30

Conclusion 

 

Handouts, Resources, & Links


Session 2: Legal Issues and Budget
pinSeptember 8, Tuesday (8:00-11:30 a.m.)

Pre-Session Reading

The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

Chapter 3: Negotiation

Chapter 6: When Not to Improvise

Session 2: Legal Issues and Budgets

 Time

Activity

8:00

Zoom Opens

8:15

Chat Box Conversation: Post one valuable idea you garnered from the reading.

8:30

Legal Issues

Interactive Breakout Session: Legal One-Liners

E. Janyce Dawkins and S. Elizabeth (Beth) Bailey

9:45

break

10:00

Welcome and Insights into Role of Department Head at UGA

Provost S. Jack Hu

10:30

Strategic Financial Management Panel

11:15

Wrap-up and Look Ahead

Elizabeth Weeks and Mary Carney

11:30

Conclusion 

Handouts, Resources, & Links


Session 3: Hiring and Preparedness During a Pandemic
pin September 25, Friday 
(8:00- 11:30 a.m.)

Pre-Session Reading

The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

Chapter 4: Complaints

Session 3: Hiring and Preparedness During a Pandemic

 Time

Activity

8:00

Zoom Opens
Chat Box conversation: How have you stayed connected during the pandemic? What learned about hiring during a pandemic?

8:30

Faculty Searches and Hiring
Elizabeth Weeks

9:00 

Negotiating Offer Letters Interactive Breakout Session

09:45

 break

10:00

Emergency Preparedness during a Pandemic
Steve Harris

11:15

Wrap-up & Look Ahead
Elizabeth Weeks and Mary Carney

11:30

Conclusion 

Handouts, Resources, & Links

Faculty Hiring
A variety of resources for hiring faculty, including the list of faculty ranks and employment status categories and the search and hire checklist, are posted on OFA’s Faculty Hiring and Appointments page.  The template offer letters for full-time and part-time faculty are posted on the Faculty Offer Letter Templates page.  

Links to the detailed appointment and promotion guidelines for each faculty career track can be found on the Promotion and Tenure page; these documents provide information on the roles of each faculty career track and define the appointment requirements for each individual rank. 

When you are ready to launch a search, before the job description is written, please:

  1. Contact Carly Surratt or Justin Twiddy to request a copy of the faculty posting spreadsheet (this document will help ensure policy requirements are met and thus expedite approval of the posting in UGAJobs), and
  2.  Encourage the search committee to participate in the Search Committee Training offered by OFA (training schedule is listed on the Faculty Learning Series page).


Session 4: Personnel, Human Resources, and Promotion and Tenure
pin October 13, Tuesday 
(8:00- 11:30 a.m.)

Pre-Session Reading

The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

Chapter 2: Know Your Colleagues

Chapter 7: Violations

Session 4: Personnel, Human Resources, and Promotion and Tenure

 Time

Activity

8:00

Zoom Opens
Chat Box Conversation: What ways might you use “prevention” or “process,” as Gunsalus recommends?

8:30

USG and UGA Policies about Personnel
Elizabeth Weeks

8:45 

Introduction to Human Resources & Conflict Management Case Studies
Sige Burden

09:45

 break

10:00

Promotion and Tenure Policies and Practice
Elizabeth Weeks

11:15

Wrap-up & Look Ahead
Elizabeth Weeks and Mary Carney

11:30

Conclusion 

Handouts, Resources, & Links

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher , William L. Ury, Bruce Patton 
Available at UGA libraries

The Shadow Negotiation: How Women Can Master the Hidden
Agendas That Determine Bargaining Success
by Deborah Kolb, Judith Williams 
Available at UGA libraries

Crucial Conversations - Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
Available at UGA libraries 


Session 5: Student Concerns and Communication
pin October 30, Friday 
(8:00- 11:30 a.m.)

Pre-Session Reading

The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

Chapter 5: Bullies

Session 5: Student Concerns and Communication

 Time

Activity

8:00

Zoom Opens
Chat Box Conversation: Post one valuable idea you garnered from the reading.

8:30

Student Concerns and Case Studies
Carrie Smith

10:00  

break

10:15 

When and How to Communicate Panel Discussion

11:00

Tips for Positive Confrontation to Elicit Change
Mary Carney

11:15 

Wrap-up & Look Ahead
Elizabeth Weeks and Mary Carney

11:30

Conclusion 

Handouts, Resources, & Links
To be added after session.


Session 6: Decision-Making and Curriculum Development
pin November 10, Tuesday 
(8:00- 11:30 a.m.)

Pre-Session Reading

The College Administrator’s Survival Guide

Chapter 8: Centering

Session 6: Decision-Making and Curriculum Development

 Time

Activity

8:00

Zoom Opens
Chat Box Conversation: What is one idea you will implement this week that arises from Gunsalus’s advice in the chapter on “Centering”?

8:30

Decision-making and Leadership

9:30  

Data Resources and Institutional Reporting
Paul G. Klute

10:00 

Break

10:15 

Curriculum Development at UGA
Fiona Liken and Brooke Daniel, Office of Curriculum Systems

11:15 

Wrap-up & Look Ahead
Elizabeth Weeks and Mary Carney

11:30 

Conclusion 

Handouts, Resources, & Links
 To be added after session.


Session 7: Mentoring and Faculty Evaluations

pin December 4, Friday (8:00- 11:30 a.m.)

Pre-Session Reading

Handout from The Department Chair as Transformative Diversity Leader: Building Inclusive Learning Environments in Higher Education

Exercise 1.1 Chair Diversity Self-Assessment Profile (in Chapter 1:
Prelude)

Chapter 2: Retooling the Educational Playing Field

Chapter 5: The Chair’s Leadership Role in Formal and Informal

Organizational Processes

Session 7: Mentoring and Faculty Evaluations

 Time

Activity

8:00

Zoom Opens
Chatbox Conversation: Post something you learned from doing the Chair Diversity Self-Assessment Profile.

 

8:30

Mentoring across Differences

9:15

Introduction to Faculty Evaluations
Elizabeth Weeks

9:30

break

9:45

Performance Evaluations and Faculty Mentoring Panel

10:45

Evaluations Role Play and Interactive Session

11:15

Wrap-up and Look ahead:
Share one thing you will do that emerges from what you have
learned in this fall’s New Department Head Training.

11:30

Conclusion

Handouts, Resources, & Links
To be added after session.