Leadership and Professional Development

Faculty Development

Faculty development opportunities are some of the most important ways that UNLV invests in faculty success. Programs are offered through various units on campus but are coordinated with our office. If you would like to see additional faculty development opportunities that are not currently offered, please contact us.

Leadership Development

Chair Success Program

Chairs occupy a highly complex role that requires them to balance the priorities and interests of multiple constituencies both internal and external to the department including faculty, staff, students, deans, university administrators, alumni, and donors. The chair success program is a resource for all UNLV department chairs, whether they have recently come into the role or have completed multiple stints as chair.

Organized around informal brown-bag or catered luncheons, program events have been designed to provide a venue for chairs across the university to communicate with each other and with senior members of the central administration. Chair success sessions should be helpful to both new chairs who have questions and are looking for more experienced chair mentors and to more seasoned chairs who are looking to share ideas and tips.

Chair Manual

Leader’s Forum

Leaders forum is a conference-style discussion of pressing policy, procedure, and administrative issues facing the UNLV’s deans, associate deans, chairs, and executive-level academic administrators.

Each semester we will hold two forums. Each forum will take place from 1-3 p.m. and will include a 15-minute welcome and announcement segment, two 45-minute topic sessions, and a 15-minute break between sessions.

Past Topics
  • Staying Positive and Engaged in a Changing Environment
  • Student Conduct Policies and Procedures
  • Supporting Instruction-Intensive Faculty in the Top Tier Effort
  • Addressing Morale
  • Workload Reassignment
  • Running Effective Meetings
  • Communicating as a Leader
  • Budget Basics
  • Management and Leadership of Annual Reviews
  • Addressing Conflict
  • Enrollment Management
  • Addressing Underperformance
  • Roles and Responsibilities in Hiring Faculty

UNLV Leadership Experience

The UNLV Leadership Experience is an initiative designed to help emerging leaders expand their knowledge and skills while providing a glimpse into university administration.  Created by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, the program educates participants about the complex operations of a large research institution and introduces them to various leadership roles.  The Leadership Experience is a program to empower everyday leaders.

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