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ASA Chairs Conference Program

“Social Conflict in Higher Education: Critical Implications and Effective Responses for Departments of Sociology”

Agenda of ASA Conference Chairs Program,
Friday, August 19, 2011, 8:00am - 5:35pm,
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV
TimeAgenda Item
8:00-8:30am Arrive, Receive packets
8:30-8:50am Welcome
Margaret Weigers Vitullo, Director, ASA Academic and Professional Affairs
8:50-10:00am Opening Keynote
“Organized Anarchies in an Age of Accountability"

Mitchell Stevens, Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology at Stanford University Director, Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR)
10:00-10:15am Break
10:15-11:30

Panel Discussion
Lessons in Conflict Management Based in Experience

“Managing Interpersonal Conflict”
Diane Pike, former Chair – Augsburg College

“Managing Conflict Around Curriculum”
Jon Bloch, Chair – Southern Connecticut State University

“Managing Conflict Around Budgets”
Tracy Ore, former Associate Provost & Chair, St. Cloud State University

“Managing Threats to Programs”
Cecilia Menjivar, Program Director – Arizona State University

11:40-12:50pm

Concurrent Roundtables I

  1. Taking on the Role of Department Chair – Navigating the Spaces Between Long-Standing Norms and New Approaches
    Thomas Van Valey, former Chair – Western Michigan University

  2. This One is Serious - Bringing Ethical Issues to the ASA Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE)
    Sally T. Hillsman, ASA Executive Director and Ex Officio Liaison to the ASA Committee on Professional Ethics

  3. PhD Departments - Supporting Excellence in Research Amidst Demands for Higher Quality Undergraduate Education
    Speaker not yet confirmed

  4. Masters Programs in Sociology – Are Programs Closing? Do Graduates Get Jobs?
    Roberta Spalter-Roth, Director – ASA Department of Research and Development

  5. Public Sociology as a Bridge Between 2 and 4 year Colleges
    David Levinson, President – Norwalk Community College

12:50-2:10 Lunch and ASA Registration (1 hr 20 min)
2:10-3:20

Concurrent Roundtables II

  1. Can a Multi-Disciplinary Department Become a Collegial and Trusted Learning Community?
    Thomas Calhoun, Chair and Associate Provost - Jackson State University

  2. Building an Academic Community with Students and Faculty that Bridges Political Difference
    Amy Binder, Acting Provost - Thurgood Marshall College, UC San Diego

  3. Conducting Performance Counseling with Faculty – and What to Do When It Doesn’t Work
    Speaker not yet confirmed

  4. Opportunities and Dangers of Program Review
    Theodore C. Wagenaar, former Chair - Miami University

  5. Race and Mentoring in PhD Programs – Empirical Evidence that Race Matters, But Not In the Ways You Might Think
    Roberta Spalter-Roth, Director – ASA Department of Research and Development

3:30-4:40

Concurrent Roundtables III (most repeat from Roundtables II)

  1. Can a Multi-Disciplinary Department Become a Collegial and Trusted Learning Community?
    Thomas Calhoun, Chair and Associate Provost - Jackson State University

  2. Building an Academic Community with Students and Faculty that Bridges Political Difference
    Amy Binder, Acting Provost, Thurgood Marshall College, UC San Diego

  3. Conducting Performance Counseling with Faculty – and What to Do When It Doesn’t Work
    Speaker not yet confirmed

  4. Opportunities and Dangers of Program Review
    Theodore C. Wagenaar, former Chair - Miami University

  5. Exploring Department Accreditation in Applied and Clinical
    Norma Winston, Chair, Commission on Accreditation of Applied and Clinical Sociology

4:40-5:25

Closing Keynote

Addressing Professorial Improprieties -- Preemptive and Ex Post Facto Strategies for Department Leaders
John M. Braxton
Editor, Journal of College Student Development
Associate Editor, Higher Education: A Handbook of Theory and Research
Professor of Education, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Program
Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

5:25-5:35 Thank you and evaluations

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