Dr. Kim Hudson-Gallogly, head of the Department of Nursing in the University of North Georgia's College of Health Sciences & Professions, completed the Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) in Atlanta this summer.
Fifty-five national and international academic administrators attended the program, which is designed for leaders managing an academic department or program. CAAMP has been held yearly since 2009 by the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL).
"CAAMP continues to grow in numbers and the professional diversity of participants," said Dr. Karl Haden, AAL president. "One of the major benefits of CAAMP is the opportunity for different professions to learn from each other. Most of the challenges that these leaders face in their schools and professions are similar. As interprofessional education continues to gain more momentum, participation in programs like CAAMP that bring health professions educators together from different disciplines, fields, and institutions will continue to grow."
CAAMP was created in 2009 by AAL, an international consulting and professional development organization based in Atlanta, to address the unique challenges and opportunities encountered by department chairs and academic administrators within colleges and schools of the health professions. Since its inception, nearly 300 department chairs and academic administrators from programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, and other health professions have participated.