About the Academy for Responsive Leadership
The Academy for Responsive Leadership is an initiative adapted from Iowa State University. Through this initiative, Michigan Tech's academic leadership will be engaged in workshops, peer to peer learning, and summer reading groups to enhance their abilities to include, support, and empower underrepresented minorities and gender equity at Michigan Technological University.
Academy for Responsive Leadership Events
On The Line- Interactive Theatre
ON THE LINE is a performance and workshop focused on a living case study that interactively engages participants on ways they can mitigate bias and equity in tenure and promotion practices. In the first half of the workshop, professional actors portray a subtle and complex scenario involving a department's executive committee formally discussing whether one of their junior colleagues should be awarded tenure. Post-show interaction, guided by a facilitator, allows audiences to unpack issues and practice interventions. Most recently, ON THE LINE was presented as a plenary for deans as part of the American Society for Engineering Education Equity, Diversity, and Inclusions Conference in New Orleans, at SFU, and Oregon State.
Whether you are a new chair or a seasoned professional, this article from the Tomorrow's Professor eNewsletter provides excellent tips for balancing your time, energy, and resources to make you a more effective academic leader.
Handling Difficult Conversations
Acknowledge, Apologize, Highlight, Create, and Contribute. These are the fundamentals to rebuilding trust with a coworker after a heated encounter. Using an example of a workplace conversation gone wrong, this article walks you through the basics of understand the issues and how to start to fix them.