DEO Leadership Program

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and University Human Resources

The DEO Leadership Program is designed for departmental executive officers in their first two years of service in their leadership roles. The program is designed to be complementary to collegiate support for DEOs, as well as existing UI programs (e.g., BTAA Department Executive Officers and BTAA Academic Leadership Program). Competency-based content will be delivered via small cohorts and tailored to individual needs and goals. The program will include topics such as:

  • Making the Transition to Expanded Academic Leadership Roles
  • Managing Departmental Resources
  • Leadership Communication: Skills and Resources
  • Leading and Developing People
  • Introduction to Data and Sources of Information

For more information and printable PDF, see DEO Leadership Program.

DEO Workshops

Leading through the Faculty Career Life Cycle

September 30, 2021 | 10-11:30 am

- Composition of UI Faculty: Tracks, Ranks, Distribution, Demographics
- Mapping Your Unit Faculty
- Planning and Managing Opportunities and Challenges of the Faculty Career Life Cycle

September 30, 2021 Presentation Slides and Talking Points

Conducting Effective Faculty Reviews (Part 1): Annual Review for Junior Faculty

February 16, 2022 | 12-1:30 pm

- Understand the importance of the annual review
- Learn to articulate the process for annual reviews
- Appreciate the importance of establishing clear expectations for faculty participation
- Understand the importance of documenting the outcome of the annual review

Conducting Effective Faculty Reviews (Part 2): Annual Reviews for Underperformers

March 2, 2022 | 12-1:30 pm

- Understand the difference between disengaged and underperforming
- Appreciate the impact of underperforming faculty on your unit
- Learn how to prepare for the difficult conversation
- Understand the policy support available

DEO Conversations with Campus Leaders

This program provides an opportunity for DEOs to speak directly with key campus leaders and network with other DEOs across colleges and disciplines. 

Conversation with Academic Leadership

September 22, 2021 | 8-9 am

Kevin C. Kregel, executive vice president and provost

Conversation with Research Leadership

March 4, 2022 | 8-9 am

Marty Scholtz, vice president for research

Conversation with Financial Leadership

October 21, 2021 | 8-9 am

Terry Johnson, university chief financial officer and treasurer

Conversation with Institutional Leadership

April 13, 2022 | 9-10 am

Rod Lehnertz, senior vice president for finance and operations
Peter Matthes, vice president for external relations and senior advisor to the president
Cheryl Reardon, chief human resources officer and associate vice president
Carroll Reasoner, vice president for legal affairs and general counsel

Conversation with DEI Leadership

November 17, 2021 | 8-9 am

Liz Tovar, executive officer of diversity, equity, and inclusion and associate vice president

Overview of the Year for DEOs

The Office of the Provost recently updated the general timeline for deadlines coordinated by our office (note that colleges set internal deadlines for these and other activities).

DEO Resources

Recommended reading, online resources, and best practice guidelines for new departmental executive officers (DEOs).

General resources for new DEOs

Strategies for Supporting Early Career Faculty

Maintained by UI Printing and Mailing Services; directed toward deans, directors, and departmental officers but also open to other subscribers.