Associate Deans Leadership Series

Associate Deans Leadership Series For Nebraska's Associate Deans

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Although colleges vary in the number and responsibilities of their Associate Deans, those who fill these demanding and rewarding positions face many of the same difficulties and challenges. Associate Deans serve as members of their respective college strategic leadership team, and also serve important boundary spanning roles that require them to connect with peers across campus. They make sure the work of the colleges “gets done” by using skills in coordination, leadership, management, relationship building, and deep knowledge of institutional policies and procedures. As such, Associate Deans must draw on wide-ranging skillsets and personal resources to maintain their effectiveness.

To support the efforts of the faculty who serve in these significant roles, Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor has partnered with the Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources to offer the Associate Dean Leadership Series: a series of workshops dedicated to the personal and professional development of the Associate Deans within our community. Workshops will occur virtually from noon – 1 p.m. each month during the academic year.

The 2020-21 workshop dates are: August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 8, January 12, February 2, March 2, and April 6.

Reading List

Advisory Board

  • Tammy Beck, Associate Dean, College of Business
  • Erin Blankenship, Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Christopher Marks, Associate Dean, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Mark Riley, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
  • Rich Bischoff, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Academic Leader Success, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Judy Walker, Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor