It is so wonderful to see the sun shining and the weather turning to spring, even if we know that, living in Michigan, winter is likely not fully behind us.
The common themes that emerge regarding Dr. Alan Smith’s leadership are his vision, humility, the way he treats others with dignity, respect, and compassion, and how much he cares about the success and growth of others.
Diversity, equity, inclusion. Three words that get used a lot, sometimes with great intention and sometimes almost casually, as if their meaning is commonly understood by all. Throughout the last several months,
By Ellie Louson
My favorite description of mentoring comes from Dr. Beronda Montgomery, eminent MSU plant scientist and writer, who has written widely on mentoring and calls it “an opportunity to connect meaningfully with individuals in service to their pursuit of personally-defined goals or aspirations.” As someone new to a formal mentorship role,
By Marilyn Amey
As we continue walking through the pandemic, as well as the strategic planning, and diversity, equity, and inclusion planning efforts during the next several months,
Assessment workshops are being offered: Assessment Options Beyond the Exam and Exam Design. These workshops previously ran through July and August and will be running again on December 9th. Our Assessment Options Beyond the Exam workshop will focus on formative assessments and alternatives to exams such as projects,
Every university has a visible structure that identifies administrative positions by title and reporting lines and in many ways, represents authority and decision-making purview. Persons on the organizational chart certainly are ones to whom we look when in need of guidance and support but it is also not true that only these people are leaders at MSU.
Each year, the Leadership Institute series offers academic administrators the opportunity to interact with their peers around key topics. This series of 90-minute sessions are designed to expand upon themes introduced at New Administrator Orientation.
Beronda Montgomery, Ph.D. has recently been appointed as interim vice president in the Office of Research & Innovation at MSU and has also received a seat on the Science Gallery International board.
In the first two newsletters of this year, you see a theme of connecting and building your network; the October issue continues this trend. We in AAN and those units with whom we collaborate start from the premise that one way to thrive as an academic is figuring out with which activities,