For the fourth Provost’s Leadership Academy, we utilized a different format where we surveyed all three cohorts for workshops that participants wanted to explore further. Based on the responses, Professor Andy Policano and Vice Provost Diane O’Dowd facilitated three in-depth workshops over three months. There were seven other leaders from campus who participated as speakers and 35 faculty completed the workshops.

Academy Agenda

Session 1 TopicConflict Resolution Presented by Sue Padernacht January 10, 2020 – Cognitive Distortions (Handout), Case for PLA (Handout), Presentation (PDF)

  • Negotiation
  • Resolving conflict in negotiations
  • Strategies for dealing with conflict

Session 2 TopicBudgeting and Finance Strategies presented by Andy Policano February 28, 2020 – Financial Strategies Spreadsheet (PDF), PLA Budget and Financial Strategy Session (Handout), Fethke and Policano CAM and RCM (Handout)

  • Budgetary concerns that affect faculty, units, department, schools and the university
  • Identifying major sources of funding
  • Self-financing programs
  • Funding allocations