The Annual Professional Development Series sessions are held to advance work on strategic priorities presented at the symposium. Outlook invitations will be sent for these sessions.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Campus Workshop for Administrators - Re-thinking Mentoring: Building Communities of Inclusion, Support, and Accountability
March 21, 2 to 4 p.m., Virtual (Registration Required)
Many of you have expressed interest in bringing NCFDD to offer a campus workshop. On March 21st, from 2:00-4:00 p.m., NCFDD will give a virtual workshop to our campus community on "Re-thinking Mentoring: Building Communities of Inclusion, Support, and Accountability." NCFDD is managing the registration and we are asking you to please complete this brief registration form.
Session description: This workshop is designed to start a new type of discussion about mentoring by describing the common problems that pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty members experience and why traditional mentoring programs fail to meet those needs. We propose an alternative framework for mentoring that focuses on needs assessment and shifts the idea of mentoring from a relationship between two faculty members towards building a broad network of support, community, and accountability. The workshop concludes with a presentation of best practices in mentoring pre-tenure, under-represented and mid-career faculty.
Design Thinking for Academic Affairs
April 27, 2 p.m to 4 p.m. (followed by reception), Alumni Center, Room 118
For more information, the presenter has created this website: https://www.designminded.me/isu-aa
This immersive and interactive workshop will introduce academic leaders at ISU to engage, collaborate, and problem-solve through Design Thinking. You will “learn by doing” as you roll up your sleeves and work with your colleagues through a condensed version of the Design Thinking process: asking the right questions, empathizing with stakeholders, reframing problems, exercising your creativity through ideation, and prototyping and testing solutions for a relevant issue in higher education. By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of the principles of Design Thinking and the feeling and power of the process. This workshop will be led by Ken Baldauf, Founding Director of Florida State University’s Innovation Hub, and CEO of Innovation by Design LLC.
Ken Baldauf is the Founding Director of Florida State University’s Innovation Hub, where students from all disciplines work together, utilizing Design Thinking with emerging technologies, to confront the demanding and complex problems of our day. After over 25 years as an FSU faculty member with a background in music and computer science, Ken has pivoted from machine to human, now fostering curiosity, creativity, compassion, and innovation across the disciplines. Through his Innovation by Design class, and through a wide variety of workshops, design sprints, and boot camps, Ken and his team teach and facilitate Design Thinking sessions that win hundreds of new enthusiasts each year. Ken has authored several textbooks, collaborated with Cengage Learning Publishing to create an online learning framework, has presented at educational conferences around the world, and consults with organizations in order to increase their creative and innovative potential.
Enrollment and Student Success Workshop
September 7, from 1 - 2:30 pm
Presented by EAB
Format: Online (Zoom link included in the Outlook invitation)
Student Success and Planning as Part of ISU's Reaccreditation Process
October 25, from 1 - 4:00 p.m.
This session is a continuation of topics that arose in the Academic Affairs Symposium session on reconceptualizing the Annual Report and Academic Program Review Process through the lens of student, faculty, and staff success. Specifically, this session will focus on student success planning as a component of reaccreditation. In this session, we will consider ways to identify and deliver a definition of student success, provide metrics that provide a holistic snapshot of students' success, and establish student success goals. The conversation will center on the planning process underway for student success, the role it plays in the University's reaccreditation, and will touch on student success goal setting as a component of annual reporting. This session will provide the opportunity for feedback on student success planning thus far and will gather feedback on how future planning should progress.
Presenters: Ani Yazedjian, Associate Provost; Amelia Noël-Elkins, Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Success; Cooper Cutting, Assistant Vice President for Academic Planning
Format: Face-to-Face at the Alumni Center room 116
November 18, from noon - 2:30 p.m.
The unequal distribution of faculty teaching and service work is one of the most important, yet least talked about, inequities that shape faculty members' experiences within colleges and universities. In particular, women faculty and faculty from historically minoritized identities face unusually high service, teaching, and mentoring workloads. The lingering effects of the pandemic have exacerbated existing inequities. It is important for departments and institutions to identify and dismantle systems that maintain unequal workloads and avoid longer time to advancement, higher stress, increased burnout, and greater willingness to leave for women and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) faculty.
In this talk, KerryAnn O'Meara, P.I. of the recently completed NSF, Faculty Workload and Rewards Project, shares what she learned with colleagues during this five-year action research project aimed at promoting equity in how faculty labor is taken up, assigned, and rewarded. She considers how workload inequities emerge in "discretionary spaces" and the evidence-based policies and practices departments have used to identify inequalities, assess faculty and university needs, and re-design workload with equity in mind.
KerryAnn O'Meara is a Professor of Higher Education and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Her research examines faculty careers and academic rewards systems, focusing on organizational practices that support and limit the full participation of women and BIPOC faculty. Current NSF-funded projects examine equity in hiring, workload, promotion and tenure policy reform, and equity-minded reform of discretionary spaces in academic affairs. An internationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion in faculty affairs, KerryAnn has completed longitudinal and randomized control trials on faculty retention and workload reform projects, showing positive results from evidence-based interventions. She is a sought-after speaker, consultant, and partner on reforms to make academe more inclusive for women, faculty of historically minoritized identities, and scholars engaged in newer forms of scholarship. She consults with universities on promotion and tenure policy reform, faculty development programs, and organizational practices that sustain equitable workloads. More information about Dr. O'Meara here: http://www.kerryannomeara.com/
Format: Online (Zoom link included in the Outlook invitation)