2018-19 Academy Recap and Resources

We are excited to share the goals, agenda, challenge project tasks and final recommendations, and assessment tools used in the 3rd 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. 
  • 23 faculty completed the academy. 
  • Several Academy alumni have since earned new leadership roles. View List.

Academy Agenda

Full-Day Workshop– Oct. 19, 2018
Overview– (Provost’s Leadership Academy First day 2018-2019 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 – (Provost’s Leadership Academy Budget slides)
  • A Brief Overview of External Relations and Development

Session 1 Topic – November 9, 2018
External Relations and Development – Download Presentation (PDF)

  • Working with an external advisory board
  • The art and science of development
  • How to create a joyful donor
  • Challenges

Session 2 Topic – December 14, 2018
Leadership Characteristics, Contexts, and Competence – Download Presentation 1 (PDF)Download Presentation 2 (PDF)

  • Leadership Traits
  • The Context of Leadership
  • Styles of Leadership

Session 3 Topic – January 18, 2019
Leading Change – Download Presentation 1 (PDF), Download Presentation 2 (PDF)

  • Managing Change
  • Exercise on Leading Change

Session 4 Topic – February 15, 2019
The Heart and Soul of Negotiation – Download Presentation (PDF)

  • Ways to think about negotiations
  • Learning positions and interests
  • Applying negotiation ideas to conflict
    • Negotiation Books to Read – full citations
    • Programs on Negotiation – Gender Negotiation

Session 5 Topic – March 15, 2019
Faculty Recruitment – Download Presentation (PDF)

  • Making reasonable retention offers
  • Making a case for a successful retention package
  • Applying recruitment and retention information to offer scenarios

Session 6 Topic – May 3, 2019
Challenge Projects and Subgroup Recommendations to the Provost

  • Topic: Articulating and Assessing Faculty Contributions to Inclusive Excellence: guidance on how to write an inclusive excellence statement for faculty review process; development of tools to support consistent and transparent assessment of faculty contributions to inclusive excellence
    View Presentation (PDF)
    Download Report (PDF)
  • Topic: Rethinking the UCI Inclusive Excellence Campus Climate Survey: Recommendations for improving the survey instrument
    View Presentation (PDF)
    Download Report (PDF)
  • Topic: Empowering Faculty as Mental Health Allies: Recommendation for low-cost, high-impact, near-term solutions to empowering faculty to promote mental health on campus
    View Presentation (PDF)
    Download Report (PDF)