Deans' Forum

American Kinesiology Association
2021 AKA Leadership Workshop
DEANS’ FORUM

January 27, 2021 - 11:00 am to 3:15 pm Eastern

We look forward to again offering a Deans’ Forum session prior to our 2021 AKA Leadership workshop. The Deans’ Forum brings together deans, those working in the dean’s office, and other university central administrators to discuss emerging opportunities and strategies for addressing challenges for kinesiology academic units. The Deans’ Forum Planning Committee includes: Dr. Damon Andrew (committee chair), Dean, College of Education, Florida State University; Dr. Tracey Matthews, Dean, School of Health Professions and Wellness, Jacksonville State University; and Dr. Mark Tillman, Dean, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Jacksonville University. The event will take place in virtual format this year.

2021 Deans’ Forum Program Overview

The Deans’ Forum will complement the overall workshop theme, which will address leadership in evolving higher education and workplaces contexts. Emphasis will be on budget, finding positives in the COVID-19 pandemic, and fundraising as pathways to a vibrant future for kinesiology. Activities and confirmed contributors include:

COVID-19 Budgetary Issues and Solutions - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Eastern
Dr. Dan Mahony, President, Southern Illinois University System
Dr. Mark Ginsberg, Provost and Executive VP, George Mason University
Dr. Gregg Garn, Senior Associate Provost, University of Oklahoma

Finding the Positive in COVID-19 - 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm Eastern
We have all struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic. And, we can all identify negative aspects of the pandemic, like adjusting to new ways of teaching, missing the human connection that is so important to our professions, and the increased workload that has been brought on by developing instructional/contingency plans. In every storm there is a silver lining. In this session participants will share their perspectives and positive learnings from COVID.  We will kick off the session by sharing several of our own positives and then ask participants to share as well. 
Dr. Tracey Matthews, Dean, School of Health Professions and Wellness, Jacksonville State University
Dr. Mark Tillman, Dean, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, Jacksonville University

Development and Donor Relations in a Post-COVID-19 Environment - 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm Eastern
Dr. Joyce Alexander, Dean, and Mr. Jody Ford, Senior Director of Development, College of Education and Human Development, Texas A&M University
Dr. Renee Middleton, Dean, and Mr. Timothy Binegar, Senior Director of Development, Patton College of Education, Ohio University
Mr. Scott Bacon, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Communications, and University Advancement at Jacksonville State University

Registration 
The registration fee for the Deans’ Forum is $50 until December 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET and $75 after. Please consider also attending our AKA Leadership Workshop, to be held on January 27 (after the Deans’ Forum) and January 28, 2021.

Click here to: Register for the Deans’ Forum (please see notes below for member/non-member instructions):
Use Ticket #4 to register for the Deans' Forum Only (members and non-members). 
Use Ticket #14 to register for the Deans' Forum and the Leadership Workshop (non-member).

If your department is an AKA Member and you plan to register for the Leadership Workshop as well as the Deans' Forum, please email Kim Scott (kimscott@americankinesiology.org) for the link to register with your member discount