Wednesday, September 28, 2016
New Department Head Lunch and Seminar
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Penn State Room, The Nittany Lion Inn

Agenda [PDF]


11:45 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Program registration and buffet luncheon

12:35-12:45 p.m.

Introduction to Program and Introduction of Participants
Blannie Bowen, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Resources and Support Systems for Academic Administrators
Blannie Bowen [PDF]
Betty Harper, Associate Vice Provost for Planning and Institutional Research [PDF]

1:45-2:00 p.m.

Break and Networking

2:00-3:45 p.m.

Discussion with a Panel of Administrators
Anthony Atchley, Senior Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Cynthia Brewer, Head, Department of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Peter Idowu, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies, Penn State Harrisburg    
Liz Wright, Director of Academic Affairs, Hazleton Campus

3:45-4:00 p.m.

Break and Networking

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Being an Effective Academic Leader and Administrator
Bill Easterling, Dean, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Nan Crouter, Dean, College of Health and Human Development

5:00 p.m.

Conclusion of program
Blannie Bowen


Innovation insights: Using E-mail More Effectively [PDF] (Additional Innovation insights articles are available on the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment's web site.)

Some Thoughts About Successful Department Heads - Rodney A. Erickson, 9/7/2001 [PDF]


The University Strategic Plan: 2016 through 2020.

The Department Chair (link to the University Libraries e-journals)

The Excellence in Academic Leadership program provides the opportunity for academic leaders to focus on their personal leadership development and network with other academic leaders.


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Directory


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University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-7494

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