Sessions for Chairs, Principals & Academic Directors

The Office of the Dean invites new and continuing Arts & Science chairs, principals and academic directors to attend the “Chairs, Principals & Academic Directors” sessions. These sessions focus on Arts & Science specific practices and policies and will provide relevant information at key points throughout the year. Sessions will be hosted through Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Please feel free to register for any or all sessions via the links below.

2020-21 Chairs, Principals & Academic Directors Program

 

Identify, Assist, Refer (IAR) Amid Covid-19

Date & time: July 8, 2PM – 3:30PM

Teaching and working online during a pandemic requires adapting our existing approaches for recognizing and responding to student mental health concerns. Caroline Rabbat and Chad Jankowski, the A&S mental health team, will share key considerations, strategies and resources for providing helpful mental health support.

Facilitators: Chad Jankowski, Mental Health Programs Officer.

Registration for Identify, Assist, Refer (IAR) Amid Covid-19

 

Administrative HR: Overview

Date & time: July 21, 2 - 3PM

This session will provide an overview of key administrative processes and practices, including job evaluation and compensation, recruitment, managing staff remotely, grievances, accommodations/sick leaves, etc.

Facilitator: Diana Tiernan, Director, Administrative Human Resources.

Registration for Administrative HR: Overview

 

Budget and Finance at the Unit: Session I

Date & time: July 27, 10:30AM - 12PM

In this session, A&S Finance staff will guide you through unit-level budget allocations and processes related to using these funds effectively. Attendees will be given copies of their respective unit’s budget.  We encourage you to invite your business officers to attend this session with you. (Please note: this session is not intended for business officers alone.)

Facilitator: Horatio Bot, Director, Finance.

Registration for Budget and Finance at the Unit: Session I

 

Budget and Finance at the Unit: Session II

Date & time: August 19, 2:30 - 4PM

This session, facilitated by A&S Finance staff, will address financial reporting, accountability, access and use of non-operating funds such as research and donations.

Facilitator: Horatio Bot, Director, Finance.

Registration for Budget and Finance at the Unit: Session II

 

Managing Critical Incidents

Date & time: August 27, 10AM - 11:30AM

This session will provide strategies for managing critical incidents within your unit and introduce you to key divisional and institutional resources. You will also hear from experienced academic administrators.

Facilitator: Caroline Rabbat, Director, Critical Incidents, Safety & Health Awareness.

Registration for Managing Critical Incidents

 

Leading with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Mind

Date & time: September 21, 10AM -11:30AM

Drawing on the work of the A&S Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee, this session will focus on the role of academic leaders in ensuring EDI initiatives are addressed at the unit-level.

Facilitators: Alexie Tcheuyap, Vice-Dean, Faculty, Academic Life and Equity; Bryan Gaensler, Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Registration for Leading with Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Mind

 

Academic HR Process: Overview

Date & time: October 5, 10AM - 11:30AM

This session will provide an overview of key academic HR processes and practices, including recruitment, tenure and continuing status reviews, promotion and retirement.  Two experienced academic leaders will be in attendance to provide advice.

Facilitator: Mikael Swayze, Director, Academic HR.

Registration for Academic HR Process: Overview

 

Supporting Faculty Research Portfolios

Date & time: October 21, 10:00 am - 11:30 am 

This session will provide an overview of the research resources & supports available within A&S, focusing specifically on the role of the Vice Dean Research in supporting faculty research portfolios, A&S research funding programs, and grant application/awards development services available within the A&S Office of Research Services.

Facilitators: Vince Tropepe, Vice-Dean, Research and Lisa Rumiel, Director, Research Services.

Registration for Supporting Faculty Research Portfolios

 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Recruitment

Date & time: November 2, 10AM - 11:30AM

This session will discuss effective practices relating to recruitment and retention of diverse faculty. Experienced academic leaders will provide advice and share successful strategies.

Facilitators: Alexie Tcheuyap, Vice-Dean, Faculty, Academic Life and Equity and Mikael Swayze, Director, Academic HR.

Registration for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Faculty Recruitment

 

Graduate Education in a Tri-Campus Context

Date & time: November (date and time TBD)

This session will focus on the role of the graduate Chair and the tri-campus relationship.

Facilitator: Jay Pratt, Acting Vice-Dean, Graduate Education.

Registration for Graduate Education in a Tri-Campus Context

 

Overview of the Faculty Appointments Committee

Dates & time: November 26, 2PM - 3:30PM & January 21, 3PM - 4:30PM

This session will provide an overview of the role of the Faculty Appointments Committee (FAC), including a review of factors considered by the FAC in evaluating requests for new appointments and the Tableau data that inform the process. A FAC member will share their experiences on the Committee. (Note: this session is offered twice but will include the same content.)

Facilitators:  Alexie Tcheuyap, Vice-Dean, Faculty, Academic Life and Equity and Mikael Swayze, Director, Academic HR.

Registration for Overview of the Faculty Appointments Committee

 

Supporting New and Mid-Career Faculty

Date & time: January 29, 10AM - 11:30AM

This session focuses on the role of the academic leaders in supporting and mentoring faculty in their teaching, research and overall career trajectory. This will include a discussion of the Chair/Director’s role in relation to grants and awards and the range of A&S and institutional supports available to faculty.  The session will also consider how best to provide opportunities for mid-career faculty and how to recognize their contributions.

Facilitators: Alexie Tcheuyap, Vice-Dean, Faculty, Academic Life and Equity; Pam Gravestock, Director, Teaching Support & Faculty Development.

Registration for Supporting New and Mid-Career Faculty

 

The PTR Process

Date & time: February 10, 2PM – 3:30PM

LAn overview of the PTR process, including the role of the Chair/Director, the support provided by the academic HR office, the handling of leaves, timelines, and information about the central PTRA and the Dean’s Excellence merit pools will be provided. Experienced academic administrators will also share advice and strategies.

Facilitators: Alexie Tcheuyap, Vice-Dean, Faculty, Academic Life and Equity and Mikael Swayze, Director, Academic HR.

Registration for the The PTR Process