Academic Leadership at Fort Hays State University

Professional development of all employees is necessary for the growth of any organization - FHSU included. Over the past few years FHSU has been able to find and develop new talent as new Deans and Chairs. Developing emerging leaders is crucial to their effectiveness, and continuous updating of the knowledge resource of already high contributors produces high performing organizations.

Five years ago a team of Deans and Chairs worked to develop a series of short workshops. The result of those discussions was the Dean and Chair Orientation series. While the Dean and Chair Orientation was primarily designed for new personnel, existing Deans and Chairs found some topics very useful, and they attended many of the sessions. Every effort has been made to make sure that new Deans and Chairs have the information they need before they need it, so timing is everything. The continuing purpose of the Academy of Academic Leadership is to facilitate knowledge sharing of critical administrative processes and to contribute to effective leadership practice.

2009 - 2013 Academic Leadership Topics

January 23, 2013 Service Learning Stacey Smith, Christie Brungardt, and Katherine Kelley
March 13, 2013 Cognos, Military Tuition Assistance, Freshman Seminar Dennis King, Jane Rajewski, Brett Bruner
May 15, 2013 Conflict of Interest Chris Crawford
August 23, 2013 CIRP and Action Plans John Heinrichs and Gene Rice
October 17, 2013 Tiger Waitlist Dennis King, Jackie Ruder, Austin Niehaus
November 15, 2013 How to Conduct Effective Departmental Meetings Jill Arensdorf
December 12, 2013 CTELT/VC Faculty Support Dennis King, Susan Zvacek

January 18, 2012 Cognos Chris Crawford and Jane Rajewski
April 18, 2012 Morale Chris Crawford
May 9, 2012 Accomplishments Chris Crawford
August 22, 2012 Student Affairs Patty Griffin, Brad Will, Joey Linn, and Shana Meyer
October 17, 2012 Assessment Conference Prep Chris Crawford
November 14, 2012 Student Success Plans Joey Linn
December 12, 2012 Freshman Seminar Class Shana Meyer and Brett Bruner

January 12, 2011 Course Development Larry Gould
February 16, 2011 Assessment Chris Crawford
March 16, 2011 Transfer Day and the Red Balloon Project Jon Armstrong and Paul Faber
May 11, 2011 Chair Evaluations Chris Crawford
June 15, 2011 Morale Tisa Mason and Dennis King
August 24, 2011 Tiger Central Austin Niehaus
September 7, 2011 Forsyth Library Collection Management John Ross
October 12, 2011 Increasing Course Evaluation Response Rates Jake Glover
November 16, 2011 Long Term Absence Todd Powell
December 14, 2011 E-Portfolio Chris Crawford

January 13, 2010 Student Engagement Shana Meyer
February 10, 2010 Secondary Education Debbie Mercer
May 12, 2010 Strategic Documents Chris Crawford
June 16, 2010 AAUP Negotiations Todd Powell
July 14, 2010 Social Networking Larry Gould
August 25, 2010 E-Portfolios Chris Crawford
September 15, 2010 Alumni Debra Prideaux
October 13, 2010 Student Affairs and KAMS Joey Linn and Ron Keller
December 15, 2010 Philosophy and Admissions Gene Rice and Tricia Cline

May 2009 Cognos and Branding the University and Website Redesign Jane Rajewski, Kent Steward, Casey Kelch, and Suzanne Klaus
June 2009 Faculty Tools Chris Crawford
August 2009 Campus Safety and Emergency Management Todd Powell, Kent Steward, Ed Howell, and Shana Meyer
September 2009 Graduate School Tim Crowley
October 2009 St. John International University Larry Gould
November 2009 Learning Commons Chris Crawford and Tania Alekson



Collection Management at Forsyth Library PowerPoint

Forsyth Library Mission, Vision, Values Document

Forsyth Library and Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum Document

Forsyth Library and the Center for Civic Leadership Document

Forsyth Library and Immersive Technologies Document



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