Below are professional development opportunities available at The Ohio State University:
President's and Provost's Leadership Institute
The President's and Provost's Leadership Institute focuses on long-term faculty leadership development. The primary goal of the Institute is to create a pool of potential leaders from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in key leadership roles, and in particular in the role of department chairs and school directors. The two-year institute focuses on the nature of effective leadership rather than on the tasks for which academic leaders are responsible. For more information, see this website's Leadership Programs page.
The Women's Place Staff Leadership Series
The Staff Leadership Series is an initiative specifically for staff women at the university who are interested in both skill building and leadership development activities to develop and enhance their leadership abilities. The year-long leadership series focuses on providing both skill building and leadership development activities for university staff members. For more information, see this website's Leadership Programs page.
Association of Staff and Faculty Women (ASFW)
ASFW is a dynamic organization committed to supporting the professional development of all staff and faculty women at The Ohio State University. ASFW, as volunteer organization, supports women on campus by providing networking opportunities, coordinating unique programming, and connecting women. For more information, visit the ASFW website.
Academic Leader Development and Seminars
Academic Leader Development is a series of seminars for academic leaders including deans, associate and assistant deans, department chairs and school/center directors that address such issues as leader roles and responsibilities, promotion and tenure, faculty review and development, evaluating instruction, legal issues, managing staff and financial stewardship. For more information, visit the Human Resources website.
Professional Development Opportunities across the University
Several units across the university offer professional development. Human Resources and its partners created a resource page on the HR website of current "face-to-face" opportunities for you and your staff peers, with topics ranging from financial to leadership to software training. HR also hosts a page of self-directed resources, which include tip sheets, podcasts, webinars, and articles.
The Leading Edge
The Leading Edge is a five-month Leadership Institute for mid-level staff managers and leaders interested in building their leadership skills. Focused retreats and workshops, along with cutting-edge tools, assessments, and resources are all part of this enriching experience. For more information, visit the Human Resources website or contact Anne Massaro at (614) 688-8638 or Cindy Silver at (614) 247-4631.
CIC Academic Leadership Program
The CIC Academic Leadership Program was developed to hone the leadership and managerial skills of faculty members on CIC campuses. (CIC, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, is a consortium of the Big Ten schools that also includes the University of Chicago.) Participants take part in three two-day seminars that rotate among the CIC institutions. Nearly 100 Ohio State faculty members have participated in the program since its inception in 1989, and many of these former fellows now hold prominent roles in university leadership. Click here for the current CIC ALP Fellows. See a list of previous participants. Participants are nominated by their deans. Faculty members interested in the program should speak with their department chair.
CIC Department Executive Officer Seminar
CIC Department Executive Officer Seminar is a three-day seminar bringing together approximately 50 department heads from CIC universities. (CIC, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, is a consortium of the Big Ten schools that also includes the University of Chicago.) Topics at this leadership development seminar include conflict resolution, time management, faculty development, performance reviews, and group problem solving. See a list of previous participants.
The Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Summer Institute
The Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Bryn Mawr Summer Institute is a month-long residential program presenting an intensive leadership and management development curriculum for approximately seventy women faculty and administrators on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. For more information, see this website's Leadership Programs page.
Moving Forward in Your Faculty Career
This promotion guide for associate professors provides ideas about how to move forward from associate to full professor. The information came from the observations and experiences of faculty, university wide, as well as other experts outside the university. The suggestions presented in this brochure are a collection of ideas to consider as you prepare to move to the next level in your faculty career.
Providing Leadership for Faculty Promotion
This guide for full professors and TIU chairs/directors provides a wide range of suggestions, gathered from people across campus and experts outside the university, on the issue of supporting promotion to full professor. Within individual tenure initiating units (TIUs), the faculty and the chair/director have a shared responsibility to support associate professors in preparing for promotion to full professor. Within this shared responsibility, there are specific actions that can be taken by the full professors as a whole (the group that constitutes the eligible faculty for voting in promotion cases), by the promotion and tenure committee and its chair, and by the chair/director. This guide highlights many of these suggestions as best practices for each of these groups.