Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) Workshop Series 2019–2020

Workshop 4

Promoting a Professional and Ethical Research and Mentoring Environment

Thursday, January 16, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bostock Library 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)

Engage with colleagues and peers in a discussion about tips and strategies to cultivate a culture of research integrity and rigor within our academic units. Learn about resources and tools available at Duke to effectively manage your research and mentoring environment and address concerns or problems.

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Workshop 5

Difficult Conversations and Effective Communication Strategies

Wednesday, February 5, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bostock Library 127 (The Edge Workshop Room)

How to approach and handle personnel matters with fairness and professionalism. This interactive session includes a peer discussion of scenarios and cases and how to address them. Experienced leaders and colleagues will be available to share advice and introduce key resources.

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Workshop 6

Supporting, Recognizing, and Retaining Your Faculty

Tuesday, March 3, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)

Raise the profile of faculty by developing an effective recognition and retention program. The discussion will be guided by leaders and colleagues with a record of successfully nominating faculty and encouraging a culture where faculty are regularly supported and recognized. The workshop provides an overview of the available data and resources for successful faculty award nominations.

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The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosts the Leading an Academic Unit at Duke (LAUD) Workshop Series, which is designed for department chairs and other unit and program leaders across campus. The goal is to engage in dialogue with peers, experts, and key leaders about issues relevant to academic leadership and share best practices and strategies to improve and strengthen programs.



Past Workshops

November 6, 2019
Workshop 3: Your Role in Fostering a Respectful Working and Learning Environment
Participants continued the conversation on how to best foster an inclusive climate in all academic units, including effective practices for promoting a respectful working and learning environment while addressing problems effectively and fairly.
Workshop 2: The Art and Science of Constructing APT Dossiers
Participants joined current (2019) and past members of the campus APT committee for a discussion on constructing clear and thorough APT dossiers. This workshop covered topics including the different stages of the tenure and promotion review process, components of the dossier, and potential issues during the dossier construction and review. Other related topics, including metrics and how to evaluate digital and engaged scholarship, were also discussed.
September 5, 2019
Workshop 1: Effective Academic Leadership
Effective leadership in an academic environment is about more than just the technical expertise or formal authority associated with the leadership position. It also involves informally connecting with and leveraging talented and accomplished faculty and staff teams. This session provided an overview of relevant research findings that could guide effective academic leadership and was an opportunity for interactive discussions on implementing evidence-based leadership approaches in varied academic environments.