What is the purpose of the WSU Higher
To provide a better understanding of the world of higher
To provide personal growth and enrichment opportunities
To build relationships and networking opportunities
To increase participants' career satisfaction
To promote life-long learning
Who is the anticipated audience?
Many participants hold supervisory positions within WSU.
Some are preparing themselves for a supervisor role and others are
primarily interested in a professional growth experience. All,
however, are interested in being leaders in higher education, whether
formal or informal.
What topics will be covered? The academy has
Introduction/We Are Weber -- The purpose of
the introduction is to lay the foundation for the WSU Higher Education
Academy (HEA) and to provide background information regarding the larger
community. Expectations will be shared by both the Academy and
participants. Since no university exists in a vacuum, particularly if it
is publicly funded, the larger community will also be addressed.
What We Do and Why We Do It – The purpose of
this unit of material is to give participants a grounding in higher
education as an endeavor with its own unique values and traditions. An
overview of the history and philosophy of higher education will outline
the traditions that shape practice and, coupled with an exploration of the
basic concepts of student development and governance, provide an
understanding of the role higher education plays in American society.
Getting the Job Done – The purpose of this
unit of material is to give participants a practical understanding
of getting the job done in higher education. The processes and issues of
financial management, computing, and assessment will be addressed.
Leading Change in Higher Education – The
purpose of this final unit of material is to give participants more skills
and abilities that will enable them to become better leaders in higher
education. Topics covered will include the principles of leadership,
driving influences for change, problem solving, fostering an innovative
culture, facilitating team building, dealing with ethical issues, and
networking and mentoring.
Detailed draft of
What are the expectations if I'm interested
in attending this academy?
1. Attendees agree to do the following:
2. WSU agrees
to do the following:
I'm interested! What do I do?
Sign up for the academy on the WSU Training Tracker.
To access the Training Tracker online web application:
1. Open your Internet Browser
2. Go to the WSU Faculty/Staff Portal
3. Login to the portal using your GroupWise ID and Password.
Follow these instructions if you want to include this link on your
purple Links Bar to the left of your portal main page:
1. Click on PREFERENCES from the purple Links Bar on the left.
2. Choose QUICK LINKS from buttons across the top (under the word
3. Click the box next to TRAINING TRACKER
4. Click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page.
Login to the Faculty/Staff portal on the WSU web site and click on
"Training Tracker" located in the "A to Z" index.
For additional information, contact Sarah Rivkind by
email or phone (626-6388) and
she'll give you the details.