ANNUAL PROVOST'S LEADERSHIP RETREAT HISTORY

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2013

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The 10th Annual Provost Leadership Retreat was held October 24, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens Clark Hall. The theme of the retreat was "Mobilizing Strategic Leadership for Excellence"

The lunch keynote "Reframing Your Academic Leadership", was delivered by Lee G. Bolman, PhD, Professor and Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership, Bloch School of Management, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The half-day retreat featured University Gender and Diversity Data reported by Deputy Provost Lynn Singer and a discussion of the University Strategic Plan Implementation led by Provost Baeslack.

2012

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The 9th Annual Provost Leadership Retreat was held October 31st, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens Clark Hall. The theme of the retreat was "Innovating in Higher Education"

The lunch keynote "The Promise and Perils of Innovation", was prepared by Colin Koproske, Consultant with the Education Advisory Board and, due to travel problems resulting from Hurricane Sandy, delivered by Lev Gonick, Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer at CWRU.

The half-day retreat featured University Gender and Diversity Data reported by Deputy Provost Lynn Singer and a discussion of the University Strategic Planning Process led by Provost Baeslack.

2011

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The 8th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat was held on October 25, 2011, from 12:00 - 5:00 PM , Cleveland Botanical Garden, Clark Hall, 11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106. The theme of the retreat was "What's Holding You Back?"

The lunch keynote speech, Principles of Change, was delivered by Robert J. Herbold, PhD, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (Retired), Microsoft Corporation, Managing Director, Herbold Group, LLC.

The half-day workshop featured the NSF Indicators and other data reported by Deputy Provost Lynn Singer and a discussion with the academic deans about progress and future goals in their schools led by Provost Baeslack.


2010

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The 7th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat was held on November 3, 2010, from 12:00 - 5:00 PM, in the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Room 115. The theme of the retreat was "Building Cooperative Capacity in Academic Departments."

The lunch keynote speech, "Building Cooperative Capacity in Academic Departments: The Role of Academic Leaders", was delivered by Dr. Ronald Fry, Ph.D., Chair in the Department of Organizational Behavior.

The half-day workshop featured the NSF Indicators and other data reported by Deputy Provost Lynn Singer and a discussion with the academic deans about progress and future goals in their schools led by Provost Baeslack.


2009

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The 6th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat was held on October 28th, 2009, from 12:00 - 5:00 PM, in the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Room 115. The theme of the retreat was "Tomorrows Faculty: Trends, Opportunities and Actions."

The lunch keynote speech, "Faculty Generations at Work: Collision Course or Smooth Sailing", was delivered by Dr. Cathy A. Trower, Research Director, Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.

The half-day workshop featured the NSF Indicators and other data reported by Deputy Provost Lynn Singer and a discussion with the academic deans about progress and future goals in their schools led by Provost Baeslack.

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2008

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The 5th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat was held on November 5th, 2008, from 12:00 - 5:30 PM, in the Dively Building, Room 202. The theme of the retreat was "Consolidating Our Gains, Shaping Our Future."

The lunch keynote speech, "Achieving Work-Life Excellence: Problems, Pitfalls, and Opportunities", was delivered by Dr. Robert Drago, Professor of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations, and Women's Studies at Penn State University.

The half-day workshop featured the ACES progress report from ACES Principal Investigator Lynn Singer, presentations from the deans of the four participating schools, and a discussion about the future of work-life at CWRU led by Robert Drago. The 2006/07 Salary Equity Study and the Summary of the 2007 Faculty Climate Survey were presented by members of the ACES evaluation team.

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2007

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The 4th Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat was held on October 30th, 2007, from 12:00 - 5:30 PM, in Peter B. Lewis, Room 103. The theme was "Competing for the Academic Workforce in a Global Environment."

The keynote speech was delivered by President Barbara Snyder who assumed the position of President of Case Western Reserve University on July 1, 2007, and became the first woman to hold the office.

Presentations included an ACES progress report from ACES Principal Investigator Lynn Singer, presentations from four deans, and an interactive discussion about recruitment, retention and mentorship of underrepresented faculty facilitated by JoAnn Moody.

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2006

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The 3rd Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat was held November 2nd, 2006, from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Peter B. Lewis, Room 103. The theme was "Leading Change: Creating Tomorrow's University." Provosts, the interim president, interim Deans of the four ACES schools and Deans of Case's 4 other schools, and chairs of 31 ACES departments were invited to attend. Working toward institutionalization, the retreat invitation list was expanded to include all department chairs of the Weatherhead School of Management and all department chairs of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Lunch featured a keynote by Dr. Bernice Sandler, "Strategies for Climate Change: How Deans and Department Chairs Make a Difference". Dr. Sandler is Senior Scholar at the Women's Research and Education Institute in Washington, DC, where she consults about achieving equity for women in higher education. Referred to as the "godmother of Title IX", Sandler has played a major role in the development and passage of laws prohibiting sex discrimination in education. Her books include "The Chilly Classroom Climate: A Guide to Improve the Education of Women", and "Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty and Students.

The half-day session also included a progress report on ACES first three years, a peer-to-peer discussion about participating in ACES initiatives and grass-roots efforts by male faculty, and the creation of Change Implementation Plans. A report out on the plans concluded the day and took place over wine and cheese.

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2005

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The 2nd Annual Provost's Leadership Retreat was held November 18, 2005 from 12 - 6:30 p.m. The President, Provost, the deans of the schools of Engineering, Management, Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the chairs of the 31 NSF-ACES Science and Engineering departments came together to discuss issues pertinent to the recruitment, retention, advancement, and leadership development of women faculty. The theme of the 2005 retreat was "Things That Work".

The keynote address was "Things That Work for Cultural Transformation" by Dr. Riane Eisler. Best known for her international best seller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future, which was hailed by Princeton anthropologist Ashley Montagu as "the most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species". Beth McGee, Faculty Diversity Officer and Associate Professor, introduced the CRLT Players from the University of Michigan, who performed a sketch with a mixture of drama, comedy, and above all the reality of everyday challenges in academic situations. CRLT is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the purpose of improving the hiring, retention and institutional climate for women faculty in the sciences and engineering. Following the sketch, the audience dialogued with the actors, who stayed in character. The goal of the CRLT players is to spark dialogue, promote inclusivity, and effect positive change inside and outside the classroom. To learn more about the CRLT players.

Deputy Provost Lynn Singer and Professor Diana Bilimoria provided updates on ACES program activities during the first year, including executive coaching of deans, chairs, and women faculty; mentoring committees for women faculty; training and development for departments; faculty networking events; search committee supports; and student awareness training. Two of the department chairs who attended the University of Washington's Chairs' Leadership Workshop (Cyrus Taylor, Physics, and Peter Pintauro, Chemical Engineering) presented their experiences and learnings from this workshop and suggestions for how to use these ideas on the Case campus.

A poster session reflected the progress of the four schools/colleges around the advancement of women faculty, as well as the research results to date of the ACES evaluation team. The Resource Equity Committee presented vignettes on the findings from faculty focus groups, interviews, and the 2004 University Community and Climate Survey. The retreat concluded with a discussion, led by ACES Priniciple Investigator Deputy Provost Lynn Singer, of next steps for moving forward with the ACES initiatives. Below is an agenda of the retreat.

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2004

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A one-day Provost's Leadership Retreat was held on the Case campus on October 26, 2004. For the first time ever, the President, Provost, the deans of the schools of Engineering, Management, and Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences, and the chairs of the 31 S&E departments participating in the NSF-funded ACES program were brought together to discuss issues pertinent to the recruitment, retention, advancement, and leadership of women faculty.

Presentations were made by Case's President, Edward M. Hundert, M.D., and Provost John Anderson. NSF ADVANCE program directors Drs. Alice Hogan and Lloyd Douglas spoke about the overall ADVANCE program, and Drs. Abby Stewart and Sam Mukasa from the University of Michigan informed the deans and chairs about key programs and findings from their ADVANCE project. Deputy Provost Lynn Singer, Ph.D., and Dr. Diana Bilimoria described ACES program activities during the first year including executive coaching of deans, chairs, and women faculty, mentoring committees of women faculty, training and development, networking, search committee support, and student awareness training.

The chairs of the ACES first year departments (Chemistry, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Organizational Behavior, and Physiology and Biophysics) shared the experiences, successes, and challenges in their departments. Two of the chairs who attended the University of Washington's Chairs' Leadership Workshop (the chairs of Biology and Chemistry) presented their experiences during and learnings from this workshop. The four school/college deans led discussions around current and emerging initiatives at Case addressing the advancement of women faculty, including partner hiring, child care, and service load issues. The ACES research and evaluation committee (REC) reported on findings during the first year from faculty focus groups and interviews, coaching feedback, and the 2004 University Community and Climate Survey.

The retreat concluded with a discussion of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for moving forward with the ideas discussed, followed by dinner and a talk by Dr. Sue Rosser from the ADVANCE program at Georgia Institute of Technology. Evaluations of the one-day retreat were very favorable.

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