Saturday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 4BC, ACC
Administrators as Agents of Change
Program arranged by the MLA Executive Council. Presiding: Donald E. Hall, Lehigh Univ.
Speakers: Barbara K. Altmann, Bucknell Univ.; Gaurav G. Desai, Tulane Univ.; Donald E. Hall; Paula M. Krebs, Bridgewater State Univ.; Antonio D. Tillis, Coll. of Charleston
Participants discuss the challenges that administrators face as they work to effect institutional changes around critical issues such as the use of non-tenure-track and adjunct labor, climate and diversity, pay and workload, and the relation of institutional mission to faculty work. Panelists provide short case studies in how institutional change occurs and what contextual constraints must be acknowledged and overcome.