Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership (CPIL) model
Watch the video or read more in our recent article: “Charting Pathways of Intellectual Leadership. An Initiative for Transformational Institutional Change” with Bill Hart-Davidson and Christopher P. Long in Change: A Magazine of Higher Learning (May/June 2022): 19-27.
Read more in our blog post: “Staying with the Trouble – Designing a Values-enacted Academy” with Cara Cilano, Bill Hart-Davidson, and Christopher P. Long on the London School of Economics Social Impact Blog (April 23, 2020)
Read more about implementation:
- “Toward a Culture of Care – Creating the Conditions for Intellectual Leadership” College of Arts & Letters, Michigan State University
- “Toward a Non-Tenure Stream Unit Mentoring Program” with Dustin De Felice as part of the HumetricsHSS Community Fellows Program (2022-Spring 2023)
- “Appendix G. Faculty Annual Review Forms” with Jacqueline Rhodes and Ben Lauren in Walking the Talk. Towards a Values-Aligned Academy. White Paper. The HuMetricsHSS Team (2022).
- “Diversifying knowledges – How do we re-imagine annual review and promotion and tenure criteria?” Reimagining the Discipline. German Studies, the Humanities, and the University. Cornell University. May 28, 2020.
- “The Necessity of a Mentoring Program for Fixed-Term Faculty and Academic Specialists.” MSU Academic Advancement Network Newsletter January 9, 2020.
Read more: “Transformative Listening For Chairs: Navigating Difficult Conversations To Bring About Change” in the ADFL Bulletin vol. 47, no. 1, December 2022, pp. 96-106.
A valuable resource for new chairs and other leaders looking for a values-based approach to institutional change by putting the whole human being first.
See the MSU College of Arts & Letters – Faculty and Academic Staff HR – Faculty and Academic Specialist Development Page for full information on events and other resources
Together with the CAL HR Team and other colleagues, the College offers several regular series as well as ad-hoc workshops. Please feel free to suggest one. The majority of our workshops take place on-line via Zoom in order to allow for greater access and inclusion.
MSU College Faculty Leadership Fellows Program
A series of meetings during the academic year targeted at providing new opportunities for mid-career faculty and academic staff who are new or aspiring leaders within units.
External Reviewer Workshop
MSU College of Arts & Letters
The workshop is designed to help both those who have already conducted a review and also those embarking on it for the first time. An excellent way to learn about what is going on on other campuses and to pay it forward through mentorship/consulting. A conversational approach.
Faculty Mentoring Fellows Program
MSU College of Arts & Letters, first started spring 2018 and is ongoing
This program began in spring 2018 with the invaluable help of Assistant Dean Melissa McDaniels (MSU Graduate School) and Dr. Emily Bouck (College of Education). It runs for 18months with several workshops and trainings for mentors and mentees. It is available both to tenure system faculty as well as fixed-term faculty and academic specialists.
New Faculty Orientation
MSU College of Arts & Letters, Yearly
This 5-part series organized by the Office of the Associate Dean is designed for all new faculty and academic staff in the College. It includes a College overview, sessions on Technology, Research, and split sessions on professional development and Charting the Path to Intellectual Leadership (CPIL) tailored to tenure-stream faculty (promotion and tenure) and fixed-term system faculty and academic staff (Designation B, promotion, continuing system). This is a collaborative effort and includes a variety of College administrators.
Newly Tenured Faculty Workshops
MSU College of Arts & Letters, January 2019
In an effort to keep newly tenured faculty on track and to protect them from the mid-career slump, these two workshops focuses on “Charting the Path to Intellectual Leadership” (CPIL) and mentoring for this stage of an academic career with particular focus on sabbatical planning. This is a collaborative effort with Bill Hart-Davidson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.
New and Newish Chairs and Directors meeting series
MSU College of Arts & Letters, starting fall 2018 and is ongoing/
In addition to the new College Academic Administrators Companion, this meeting series gives new College administrators the chance to network with each other, share ideas, and discuss potential solutions with the two Associate Deans of the College and various invited guests. This series is designed to support the work done by the MSU Academic Advancement Network (AAN).
“Faculty Mentorship at MSU” Podcast, The Liberal Arts Endeavor, May 1, 2018
This episode features Dr. Emily Bouck (College of Education), Dr. Beronda Montgomery (College of Natural Sciences) and myself with host Christopher P. Long, Dean of the College of Arts & Letters, on the topic of recent thoughts and initiatives on mentoring at MSU.
Co-Host of Summer Seminar North, Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL), Michigan State University May 30-June 2, 2018
The ADFL and ADE Summer Seminars are excellent opportunities for new leaders and those interested in becoming future leaders to gain training and meet others in similar positions in a supportive atmosphere.