Leaders Forum


Leaders Forum is a conference-style discussion of pressing policy, procedure, and administrative issues facing the UNLV academic administration community.

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.

Who Should Attend

Forum topics will be most relevant to deans, associate deans, chairs and executive-level academic administrators.

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

Who Determines Leaders Forum Meeting Content?

The content of Leaders Forum meetings are based on a survey of administrative needs given to UNLV department chairs and associate deans in the summer of 2014. The UNLV Leaders Advisory Council uses this data to select forum topics and speakers. If you have a Leaders Forum topic idea, please contact a member of the UNLV Leaders Advisory Council.

UNLV Leaders Advisory Council Members

  • Danica Hays, Executive Associate Dean, College of Education
  • Emily Lin, Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning
  • Merrill Landers, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Steen Madsen, Chair, Department of Health Physics
  • Dan McLean, Vice Dean, William F. Harrah Hotel College
  • Ngai Pindell, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • John Tuman, Chair, Department of Political Science