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Lost Cows and Orphaned Nukes: Five Growing Edges of Provosts and Deans

by Kiernan Mathews


At recent meetings where chief academic officers can be found, I asked two questions of the university provosts and liberal arts college deans I convened over fine food and wine:

  1. What’s been your sharpest “growing edge” as a chief academic officer?
  2. What were the attributes of your best learning...
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Building Policies through a Collaborative Forum at Skidmore College

Skidmore College, a liberal arts college in upstate New York, wanted to understand climate and leadership challenges within their academic departments. As faculty groups rarely had the opportunity to collaborate, it became increasingly difficult for faculty and administrators to address shared challenges in a unified manner...

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Success After Tenure: Lessons in Engaging Mid-Career Faculty

The forthcoming book, Success After Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty, offers a unique perspective on how to support mid-career faculty. The book focuses on issues faced by mid-career faculty and examines innovative programs and models that can be used to support their professional development, as well as best practices for effective faculty engagement. COACHE recently hosted a...

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APLU 2018 Annual Meeting: Top 5 Panels for Faculty- and Data-Centered Discussion

by Lauren Scungio

The annual Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) annual meeting is from November 11th through 13th in New Orleans, LA, and we can’t think of a more appropriate place to explore this year’s theme “Resilience: Turning Challenges into Opportunities.” Public opinions of higher education have waned to a bleak perception, leaving many parents and...

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Sharing Data with Faculty: The Paradox of Transparency

by Todd Benson

 

Today, colleges and universities are using more and more data to drive decision-making. This is a good thing, however, when leaders need to include faculty in decision making and execution offering the right amount of data is of paramount importance. Faculty are, by their training, critical consumers of data and not sharing everything could be interpreted as the administration spinning the results. On the other hand, sharing every single data point can lead to an unfocused...

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How One University is Creating Sustainable Faculty/Administrator Working Groups

by Todd Benson

Recently I had the chance to speak with Berit Gundersen at the University of the Pacific. As the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, Gundersen lead the initiative to bring the COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction survey to the University of the Pacific in 2014. In our discussion, she mentioned that even years later, faculty and administrators are discussing the results - even during a dinner at the President’s home this past spring. It made me wonder what aspects of their approach allowed...

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2017 Year in Review: COACHE Reflects on a Year of Transformation

 

The 2016-17 academic year was a time of exponential growth here at the Collaborative. We welcomed our largest and most diverse cohort of Faculty Job Satisfaction partners to-date with over 60 institutions -- public and private, two- and four-year -- joining our ranks. After a successful pilot, we nationally launched the the first ever multi-institutional study of faculty retention and exit to 12 institutions in the spring and 22 in the fall. And to complement our survey offerings, we adapted our reporting...

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