Join the Small Schools Network (SSNet) Affinity Group for a pre-conference learning opportunity. The SSNet Affinity Group includes representatives from schools with typically 35 or fewer full-time faculty members.
Building and Managing Your School’s Community Virtually
Deans of business schools constantly face the challenge of managing stakeholders’ engagements in strategic, productive, and impactful ways. This issue is exacerbated for deans of small schools with relatively fewer human and financial resources to support activities. This session will provide a space for deans of small schools to learn about and discuss approaches they may want to entertain, in an online academic work environment, as they work to keep the sense of community “vibrant” and the academic work flow “alive.” We will also conduct some sort of a group “therapy” to share how we are all navigating the complexities of adapting to the new norm. This session will start with a panel, members of which will share their success stories and innovative approaches to address this challenge. We anticipate deans of small schools will gain perspective, comfort, and also actionable ideas, as they work to manage stakeholders’ engagements in meaningful and beneficial ways.
Roberto Curci, Dean, Brennan School of Business, Dominican University
Steven Elias, Dean, School of Business Administration, Fort Lewis College
Kristin Backhaus, Dean SUNY New Paltz
Greg Carnes, Dean, University of North Alabama
Jayati Ghosh, Dean, Widener University
Lynne Richardson, Dean, University of Mary Washington
David Sollars, Dean, Washburn University