The Office of Academic Affairs is inaugurating a series of Academic Leadership workshops that began recentlyy. The goal of the series, sometimes referred to as the “Chairs School,” is to provide training, resources and support for the professional development of newer faculty administrators as they transition into higher-level leadership roles.

This program reflects the ongoing commitment of the Office of Academic Affairs to provide better support to faculty administrators, and to improve implementation of UNM’s administrative policies and procedures.

The Academic Leadership Workshops, facilitated by experienced administrators, will focus on higher-level policy and management issues including leadership vs. management, shared governance, faculty appointments, promotion and tenure standards and processes, and managing workplace conflict, among many other important topics that are relevant to the day-to-day work of UNM administrators.

The first cohort of participants were nominated by their deans and include a wide array of emerging academic leaders from units across the main campus schools and colleges and the branch campuses. They will meet monthly during the current academic year.

The series is organized by Senior Vice Provost Carol Parker. Questions and feedback can be directed to