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A New COACHE Benefit: Leadership Development in the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education

by Kiernan Mathews

I am pleased to make this special announcement about a Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) collaboration that many of friends at member institutions have noted is long overdue.

Starting this year, two of HGSE's most trusted names--COACHE and the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE)--are working together to provide more and better leadership development options to the network of COACHE

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Post-tenure Review from a Growth Mindset

By Kiernan Mathews

I recently fielded a question from a COACHE partner who wanted to know about institutions doing good work in annual appraisal processes that makes real distinctions in faculty performance. There are effective, developmental, faculty-driven approaches, and COACHE data can be deployed to identify them. At our project, however, we start with frameworks—the four lenses of Reframing Organizations

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Where the Faculty Affairs Things Are: Conferences and Convenings

By Kiernan Mathews

Every so often in my work at COACHE, I meet a brand-new vice provost or associate dean responsible for faculty affairs (or faculty development, or faculty excellence, or so on) at his or her university. Nine times out of ten, these are faculty who demonstrated their leadership as department chairs or on important university-wide committees and now find themselves as academic administrators without a community of peers on campus. It can be a difficult transition. Where do they turn to find support

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APLU Members React: Forging Effective Partnerships to Sustain Institutional Change

Moderator: Beth Mitchneck, Program Director for ADVANCE, National Science Foundation
Panelists: Kimberlee Shauman, Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of ADVANCE, University of California, Davis; Loretta A. Moore, Interim Vice President for Research and Federal Relations and Professor of Computer Science, Jackson State University; Susan Carlson, Vice Provost for Academic Personnel, University of California, Office of the President

At this year’s meeting of the Association of Public Land-grant Universities, a session brought together

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COACHE Results Support University of Toronto's Large-Scale Communication Strategy

By Meg Starkey

COACHE spotlights member institutions that are delving into their COACHE reports and engaging with their colleagues around disseminating results.  This ‘spotlight’ features the University of Toronto.  I interviewed Sara-Jane Finlay, Director of the Office of Faculty and Academic Life and Stephannie Roy, Projects Officer in the Office of the Vice Provost, Faculty and Academic Life about their dissemination strategy.  So far, they have presented to their Academic Board; President/VPs/Deans; principals/deans/academic directors & chairs;

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University at Albany’s Tenure Trek

In 2008, UAlbany developed a “Tenure Trek” program, aimed at demystifying the tenure process and providing junior faculty with  opportunities for collegial discussion with peers, information to help them better understand UAlbany, and strategies for achieving success in teaching, research and service.  Events include panel discussions with senior faculty, structured workshops and informal discussions.  All pre-tenure academic faculty members are invited to share their own experiences, and to gather insights from others on negotiating the early years of a career at UAlbany.

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Career, Leadership and University Excellence (CLUE) Program at the University at Albany

The Provost’s Office initiated a Career, Leadership and University Excellence (CLUE) program to study processes and policies that affect faculty satisfaction and to create programs that result in greater faculty satisfaction and success.  CLUE is a multi-faceted and growing set of initiatives that invest in-- and seek to retain-- high quality faculty and staff.  Two of these initiatives include the CLUE Planning Groups and the CLUE Fellowship.  CLUE Planning Groups enable faculty and staff to participate in longer-term and more

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