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Faculty as Part of Campus Shared Leadership for Change


Thursday, April 2, 2020 | 12:00–2:00 p.m.
Michigan League, Hussey Room


Fundamental changes are unlikely to occur on college campuses without faculty buy-in, support and leadership. Faculty leaders are often much more compelling to their colleagues given their resonance for understanding the lives of other faculty. When changes such as diversity, evidence based teaching practices, and interdisciplinarity are proposed they are much more likely to be scaled if faculty leaders take up the mantle of change. In this session, we explore the role of faculty leaders in shared leadership processes and ways to encourage and support faculty change agents. Drawing on studies of campuses that have promoted key changes, the lessons learned for other campuses will be distilled.

Adrianna Kezar is the Dean's Professor of Leadership, Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California, and Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education. A national expert on change, governance and leadership in higher education, Kezar is regularly quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Washington Post, PBS, and NPR (national and local stations), among others. At the Pullias Center, Kezar directs the Delphi Project on the Changing Faculty and Student Success, and is an international expert on the changing faculty. She also regularly consults for campuses and national organizations related to her work on non-tenure track faculty, STEM reform, change, collaboration, leadership development, and change.


Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and the Foundational Course Initiative at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.

The NCID Research and Scholarship Seminar Series features scholars who advance our understanding of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality. The series also highlights how research and scholarship can address current and contemporary social issues.