Spring 2009 New Chair Orientation

Published: January 22nd, 2009

Category: Memos

Angel Kwolek-Folland, Associate Provost

You are invited to the University of Florida’s spring 2009 New Chair Orientation to be held Wednesday, February 4th, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending by 12:30 p.m. in Classroom 209, Emerson Alumni Hall. A continental breakfast will be available from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

This is the introductory seminar in the leadership development series offered by the Provost’s Office to chairs, directors and other UF academic administrators. We offered this seminar last fall and are offering it again this spring for those who may have missed it. Please note: department chairs and directors are encouraged to attend regardless of longevity in the position.

Angel Kwolek-Folland, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Ms. Sheri Austin, University Budgets, Office of the CFO, and Dr. Marie Zeglen, Asst. Provost & Dir., Inst. Planning & Resources have agreed to serve as seminar presenters, covering a variety of topics including how to address student issues, complaints and grievances, faculty annual evaluations, third year review, and promotion and tenure. Research focused issues such as conflict of interest, conflict of commitment, outside employment (consulting) and intellectual property will also be addressed. Discussion of new initiatives and best practices will be shared concerning topics such as faculty mentoring, career flexibility and changes to faculty search committee guidelines and practices. Please see the attached agenda for an overview of the morning schedule and other events in this year’s Administrator’s Seminar Series.

Feel free to email me if you would like a subject covered that is not mentioned. Such comments and suggestions will help me tailor the series to your needs. I am most interested in hearing what you would like to see in future leadership enhancement programs.

Because space is limited please register online at http://www.aa.ufl.edu/aa/facdev/career/leadership/ by February 2, 2009. Contact Ms. Alison Hightower at 392-4835 (email ahightower@aa.ufl.edu) if you have questions.


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