New Academic Affairs Administrator Orientation

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost coordinates orientation, training and support for new Academic Affairs Administrators (e.g., department chairs, associate deans, academic program directors). 


Note:  All sessions are held 8:15-9:30 am, in 2030 Morrill Hall

DateContent and Presenter(s)
August 24

Welcome and Introduction to the Role of the Academic Administrator: Expectations for Leadership, Management and Strategic Planning

  • Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty
September 7

The Leadership Imperative

  • Reginald Stewart, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
September 14

Graduate Education

  • William Graves, Dean of the Graduate College
October 5

Inclusivity and Student Success

  • Vernon Hurte, Dean of Students
  • Kipp Van Dyke, Assistant Dean/Director, Student Assistance
  • Adrienne Lyles, Associate Director, Office of Equal Opportunity
October 12

Fostering Faculty Recognition

  • Surya Mallapragada, Associate Vice President for Research
  • Kirsten Abel, Awards Hub Coordinator, SVPP
October 26

Handling Disputes and Conflict

  • Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty
  • Heather Smith, Associate Counsel, University Counsel
  • Brenda Behling, Director of Academic Policy and Personnel, SVPP
  • Deanna Clingan-Fischer, Ombuds Officer
November 2

Data-informed Decision-making

  • Beate Schmittmann, Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Amanda Degraff, Senior Research Analyst, Institutional Research
  • Karen Zunkel, Director for Undergraduate Programs and Academic Quality
November 16

High Impact Educational Practices

  • Ann Marie VanDerZanden, Associate Provost for Academic Programs
November 30

Looking Ahead to Spring Semester: Performance Evaluations

  • Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty
December 14

Managing Financial Resources

  • Pam Cain, Interim Senior Vice President, Division of Finance and Interim Senior Vice President for University Services
  • Ellen Reints, Program Manager, SVPP

Past Orientations