Academic Administrator Development

Directors, Department Heads, Deans, as well as faculty who hold various administrative appointments are encouraged to regularly visit this site for information and resources on professional development and enrichment for academic leaders. The Office of the Provost will be working with new Department Heads as part of an orientation series to help leaders and other interested participants stay current on issues and processes impacting the effective operation of academic programs and the university. We are interested to learn which supports or training experiences best support good conditions within departments and a culture or community of scholars at all levels. We appreciate input from the MSU community on how we can best promote and maintain these ideals.

Building/Maintaining Good Relations with Media

by Paul Kincaid
Monday, November 19, 2012 AAA Meeting

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From Soup to Nuts

Monday, October 15, 2012, AAA Meeting

Data Access

Monday, September 17, 2012

The new Academic Leader Orientation focused on Data Access by Kathy Coy, Director of Institutional Research. Kathy provided both new and experienced MSU administrators with an overview of the types of reports that can be independently generated to respond to required data analysis and departmental management.

Penny Groves, Interim General Counsel, also provided participants with an accounting of how the Penn State case has affected university operations and implications for MSU.

New Department Head Orientation

Monday, August 20, 2012

Topics include:

  • MSU processes for annual evaluations of faculty
  • T&P time lines and procedures
  • Search and hiring practices
  • Principles for mentoring new faculty and building collegiality within departments and colleges

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