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Academic Leadership

The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers workshops and provides professional development materials for faculty who have assumed leadership roles and those who are planning to join academic leadership. CTLL partners with the Provost’s Office and University System of Georgia’s Faculty Development Office to offer workshops and professional development materials for faculty who have assumed leadership roles. We will also support leaders who wish to form book groups or communities of practice to discuss specific topics.

Academic Leadership Library Guide

The Academic Leadership Library Guide provides key information and links to offices and programs often needed by department heads and deans. Topics include:

  • Classroom and Student Topics
  • Community Engagement and Diversity
  • Legal Affairs, Copyright, and Fair Use
  • Planning, Programs, and Curriculum
  • Professional Development for Leaders
  • Working with Faculty and Staff

Responsibilities of Academic Leaders in Promotion and Tenure

CTLL offers a variety of materials regarding Promotion and Tenure. The primary source for information is the UNG Faculty Handbooknew window, which has our university policies and links to the departmental and college guidelines.

UNG also has access to the following articles via a subscription to the Academic Leader: The Newsletter for Academic Deans and Department Heads. To access, please activate your free MAGNA subscriptionnew window with your UNG ID and Password.

Deans and Department Heads Online Workshop

Academic Affairs offers on an introductory online workshop for those new to leadership at UNG. The basis for the course is the University System of Georgia’s annual workshop for new leaders and has been augmented with UNG specific information. Both the USG and UNG information will help you in day-to-day operations of your unit. This online workshop was written by Michael Rogers, retired Assistant Vice Chancellor of the USG and current UNG Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Mary Carney, Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership. Many offices at the USG and UNG contributed. Provosts Ormond and Gille have reviewed and approved the workshop. DETI has given it the seal of Quality Matters and been instrumental in its creation.
  1. The main topic areas are as follows:
    1. General Course Overview
    2. Transitioning from a Faculty Role to an Administrator
    3. What You Need to Know about the University System of Georgia
    4. Information for University of North Georgia Academic Leaders
    5. Case Studies
  2. To request access to the eLearning site, please contact CTLL.

Staff Leadership Development Program

Intended to bring together new and established leaders from across UNG, the Staff Leadership Development Program offers a year-long introduction to the theories, skills, and knowledge of leadership. Specifically designed for UNG leaders from across the university, the program runs from September to April; cohorts are chosen in spring semester. For more information, see the Staff Leadership Development site.

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Professional Development for Academic Leaders

Academic Affairs Retreat

Academic Affairs Retreat will be held on August 15, 2018, at the Dahlonega Convocation Center. This annual gathering is by invitation from the Provost and brings together leadership for community and knowledge exchange.  Further details can be obtained from the Provost’s Office.

Department Heads Leadership Group Meetings

2018-2019

UNG departmental leaders are invited to attend these private meetings. These events are videoconferenced across campuses to ensure effective communication across campuses.

Begun in fall 2017, this group meets monthly to discuss matters related to effective departmental operations. All Academic department heads are invited to join these meetings and be added to the email distribution list.  Contact CTLL to be put in touch with leadership of this group.

2017-2018
Date Dahlonega Gainesville Oconee Cumming
August 28, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LTC 382 Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office
September 25, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LTC 382 Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office
October 30, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LTC 382 Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office
November 27, 2017 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LTC 382 Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office
January 29, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. LTC 382 Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office
February 26, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Dunlap 211B Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office
March 26, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Dunlap 211B Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office
April 30, 2018 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Dunlap 211B Science 142 Cart in Classroom 308 Cart in Ann Marie’s office

USG New Deans and Department Heads Retreat

Each year the University System of Georgia invites institutions to send a cohort of leaders to this one-day workshop. Each fall, the UNG Provost identifies new leaders, and invitations are sent. The event is usually held in January or February.  

The USG email announcement states: "Designed for new or relatively new college, division, or department academic leaders, this workshop is designed to address important topics and initiatives across the University System of Georgia. The workshop will discuss system-wide governance and operations as well as strategic initiatives that should inform your role at your campus. We will also cover Board of Regents policies that every academic leader should know (i.e., policies related to academic programs and faculty) and present some suggestions for effective policies and procedures at the campus level. Participants will have a chance to network with their peers from across the USG and engage in some hands-on activities to practice the application of policies to real-world examples.” More than 20 UNG leaders have participated over the years at this annual retreat.

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