May 2019: Chair’s Committee Retreat Agenda

Chair’s Committee Retreat II Agenda

Date: Wednesday, June 5-Thursday, June 6

Location: Tarrytown House Estate on the Hudson

Day 1

Lunch 12:00-1:30

  1. Introduction: Establish purpose, goals, and expectations of Academic Retreat II
    1. Facilitator: Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Vice Chair of Faculty, SPS
  2. Review top operational takeaways from Academic Retreat I and Actions Taken
    1. Discussion
      1. Communication
      2. Data and systems
      3. Structures and resources for academic programs
      4. Best practices-cross-program pollination
    2. Facilitators:
      1. Erik Nelson, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
      2. Louise Rosen, Senior Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs

Break 1:30-1:45

Afternoon session 1:45-4:30

  1. Operational Conversations with Select Administrative Units (Based on Suggestions by Academic Directors)
    1. Academic Calendar – Operational Alignment of Timelines
      1. Facilitators:
        1. Francisco Pineda, Academic Director of Construction Administration
        2. Beth Semaya, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
    2. Operational Discussions with: A) Marketing, B) Events, C) CDL, and D) Online Curriculum & Instruction (Course Development)
      1. For each operational unit:
        1. Organizational structure
        2. Operational focus at SPS
        3. Functional relationship with academic programs
        4. Capacity
      2. Facilitators:
        1. Erik Nelson, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
        2. Louise Rosen, Senior Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs

4:30- 6:30 Break: https://www.tarrytownhouseestate.com/amenities/recreation

6:30-7:30 Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails

Conversation: Jason Wingard and Steve Cohen – Operational Challenges for Academic Programs

7:30 Dinner

After Dinner – Game Room/drinks

Day 2:

Morning session 9:00-10:15

  1. Role and Responsibility of an Academic Director
    1. Responsibilities and Expectations by category: Program Leadership, Teaching, Admissions, SPS Committees/Service, External Academic Presence
      1. Facilitator: Steve Cohen, Senior Vice Dean
    2. Distilling the Conversation
      1. Facilitator: Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Vice Chair of Faculty, SPS

Break 10:15-10:30

10:30-11:30

  1. Role and Responsibility of a FT/PT Faculty Member
    1. Discussion
      1. Highlights from Faculty Handbook
      2. The Role of Faculty
      3. Faculty Development (research, grants, etc…)
      4. Development of Research Opportunities
    2. Facilitator: Erik Nelson, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

11:30-12:00

  1. Distilling the Conversation
    1. Facilitator: Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Vice Chair of Faculty, SPS

Lunch 12:00-1:30

Afternoon session 1:30-3:00

  1. Working groups- Action plans for major operational categories impacting programs
    1. Facilitator: Erik Nelson, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
  2. Next Steps
    1. Facilitator: Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Vice Chair of Faculty, SPS