2016-17 Academy Program and Reports

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We are excited to share the goals, agenda, challenge project tasks and final recommendations, and assessment tools used in this inaugural Provost’s Leadership Academy.

  • Professor Andy Policano led and facilitated the seven-month program; which included 19 other leaders from the campus who participated as speakers and group leaders. View Workshop Leaders.
  • 23 faculty completed the academy. View 2016-17 Cohort Members.
  • Several Academy alumni have since earned new leadership roles. View List

Program Goals  Download (PDF)

Academy Agenda

Full-Day Workshop – Nov. 18, 2016
Overview – Download Presentation (PDF)

  • The Turbulent Environment Facing Higher Education
  • Panel: The Choice to Pursue a Leadership Path
  • Pragmatics: The First 100 days and Beyond
  • Small Group Breakouts with a Seasoned Leader
  • Strategic Planning Overview
  • An Introduction to University Budgeting and Financial Strategy
  • A Brief Overview of External Relations and Development

Session 1 – Dec. 9, 2016
Leadership Characteristics and Strategies 
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Session 2 – Jan. 13, 2017
Human Resource Strategy 
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Session 3 – Feb. 10, 2017
Affecting Change 
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Session 4 – March 10, 2017
Managing Conflict 
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Session 5 – April 14, 2017
External Relations 
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Session 6 – May 19, 2017
Challenge Projects and Subgroup Recommendations to the Provost

Task: Workgroup tasked with developing a quantitative “Inclusive Excellence Index” for the UCI campus that could assess school-based equity, diversity, and inclusion; identify areas for improvement; and track progress in each campus unit over time.

Task: Workgroup tasked with reviewing the campus faculty hiring programs in light of four important principles: alignment with strategic goals (both unit and campus), transparency, school autonomy, balance and fairness.

Task: Workgroup tasked with developing recommendations for changes that would increase value placed on contributions to teaching in the merit/promotion process and create guidelines for assessment of contributions that go beyond student evaluations.

Assessment Tools

Pre-Survey – Designed to collect information as part of the Academy evaluation process.                  

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Full Day + Session 2 Feedback – Designed to collect initial feedback on the usefulness of the two first sessions as well as more general feedback about session format.

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Final Survey – Designed to collect feedback on the success of the Academy in achieving its goals and its impact on attendees’ leadership aspirations. 

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