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Each week academic leaders share insights and perspectives on issues and opportunities facing academic teams. Learn how schools are managing and strategizing for success with your host, APL nextED CEO and Founder, Kathleen Gibson.

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Each week academic leaders share insights and perspectives on issues and opportunities facing academic teams. Learn how schools are managing and strategizing for success with your host, APL nextED CEO and Founder, Kathleen Gibson.

    COVID-19’s Impact On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Nicolle Parsons-Pollard Part 2

    COVID-19’s Impact On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Nicolle Parsons-Pollard Part 2

    This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod we continue our conversation with Georgia State University Associate Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard as she shares ways the University is utilizing data to shape diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.Data drives many of the policy decisions made throughout institutions. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policies are no exception. Georgia State University, a well-known research institution, recently received Insight Into Diversity’s 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The University is implementing an ambitious plan to make further progress in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), following recommendations by its Task Force for Racial Equality (https://dei.gsu.edu/task-force/) last summer, and the implementation steering committee of the Next Generation of Faculty Initiative (https://provost.gsu.edu/commission-report/). Georgia State has developed a robust action plan to support DEI which includes developing inclusive hiring, promotion and retention practices, including the creation of a comprehensive mentorship program for faculty.Dr. Parsons-Pollard joins host Kathleen Gibson this week in part two of their discussion on DEI initiatives and the ways Georgia State is putting data into action.Additional Resources Referenced In This EpisodeDisproportionate Minority Contact (https://www.amazon.com/Disproportionate-Minority-Contact-Nicolle-Parsons-Pollard/dp/1531002633) by Nicolle Parsons-PollardIHED Burnout Report (https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/09/14/faculty-members-struggle-burnout) Equity-Minded Faculty Workload, What We Can and Should Do Now (https://www.acenet.edu/Documents/Equity-Minded-Faculty-Workloads.pdf) by the American Council on Education (ACE)Braving the Wilderness (https://www.amazon.com/Braving-Wilderness-Quest-Belonging-Courage/dp/0812995848) by Brene Brown Georgia State University's Action Plan for Racial Equity & Equality (https://dei.gsu.edu/about/task-force/action-plan/)APL nextED is pleased to bring you the APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams.Visit aplnexted.

    • 33 min
    COVID-19’s Impact On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Nicolle Parsons-Pollard

    COVID-19’s Impact On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Nicolle Parsons-Pollard

    This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod, we are joined by Georgia State Associate Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard to talk about the current atmosphere of diversity, equity and inclusion within higher education and how COVID-19 impacted DEI initiatives.COVID-19 flipped a switch within higher education causing many campuses to become vacant and requiring students, staff and faculty to become proficient in Zoom and other forms of virtual communication. It is easy to highlight the frustrations that came out of COVID-19 and the ensuing pandemic. When looking at diversity, equity and inclusion though, Dr. Parsons-Pollard believes that this flip actually opened a door for increased awareness around DEI initiatives. This week, Dr. Parsons-Pollard joins host Kathleen Gibson to highlight the changes and challenges she has witnessed pertaining to DEI initiatives since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in part one of this two-part episode.APL nextED is pleased to bring you the APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams.Visit aplnexted.com/podcast (http://www.aplnexted.com/podcast) to learn more about this week's guest, view video interviews and access the full list of APL nextED Mini-Pod episodes.

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    Prioritizing and Institutionalizing DEI on Campus with Dr. Mangala Subramaniam Part 2

    Prioritizing and Institutionalizing DEI on Campus with Dr. Mangala Subramaniam Part 2

    This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod, we are joined by Professor Mangala Subramaniam for part 2 of her special two-part episode as she continues to speak about her experiences creating support for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.Committee work provides institutions with a way to bring fresh perspectives into ongoing conversations, but what happens when the same faculty are volunteering for every committee? Dr. Mangala Subramaniam and her staff have strived to create diverse and highly motivated committees at Purdue University to allow their DEI work to flourish. This week, Dr. Subramaniam joins host Kathleen Gibson to discuss the ways that she recruits and motivates faculty and staff to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion at Purdue University.APL nextED is pleased to bring you the APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams.Visit aplnexted.com/podcast (http://www.aplnexted.com/podcast) to learn more about this week's guest, view video interviews and access the full list of APL nextED Mini-Pod episodes.

    • 27 min
    Prioritizing and Institutionalizing DEI on Campus with Dr. Mangala Subramaniam

    Prioritizing and Institutionalizing DEI on Campus with Dr. Mangala Subramaniam

    This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod, Dr. Mangala Subramaniam, Butler Chair and Director at Purdue University, shares her experiences as a professor and administrator advocating and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, staff, and students in part one of this two-part episode.
    Diversity, equity, and inclusion have become hot topics around campuses worldwide. Each institution continually approaches its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion in vastly different ways as more studies and data become available. At Purdue University, Dr. Mangala Subramaniam and her colleagues have created DEI initiatives for the campus community to listen, learn and grow.
    This week, Dr. Subramaniam joins host Kathleen Gibson to discuss the ways that she approaches diversity, equity and inclusion at Purdue University and how she keeps the people that these policies impact and support the most, involved and heard.
    APL nextED is pleased to bring you the APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams.
    Visit aplnexted.com/podcast (http://www.aplnexted.com/podcast) to learn more about this week's guest, view video interviews and access the full list of APL nextED Mini-Pod episodes.

    • 30 min
    Creating a United Campus Community with President Jann Joseph Part 2

    Creating a United Campus Community with President Jann Joseph Part 2

    This week on the APL nextED Mini-Pod, Georgia Gwinnett College President Jann Joseph shares the importance of creating and implementing an impactful mission and vision in part two of a special two-part series.
    Gaining institutional consensus is a critical component to establishing a concrete strategic plan. Faculty, staff, students and administrators must come together to determine the best path forward and document and disseminate the plan. What comes next?
    Georgia Gwinnett College rolled out a Strategic Plan in 2017, which will conclude in 2022. In this episode, Georgia Gwinnett College President Jann Joseph outlines an essential step in the strategic planning process, strategic implementation. Georgia Gwinnett College is the fasted growing baccalaureate college in the country. The College's enrollment increased 335 percent between 2009-2019, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education 2021-2022 Almanac of Higher Education Data. Collaboration between faculty, staff, and administrators becomes critical when an institution experiences rapid growth.
    President Jann Joseph joins host Kathleen Gibson to detail Georgia Gwinnett College’s methods to increase faculty support and create a united community with a shared mission and vision.
    APL nextED is pleased to bring you the APL nextED Mini-Pod, where for a few minutes each week, academic leaders will share insights and perspectives on the most important issues and opportunities facing academic teams.
    Visit aplnexted.com/podcast (http://www.aplnexted.com/podcast) to learn more about this week's guest, view video interviews and access the full list of APL nextED Mini-Pod episodes.

    • 29 min
    Creating a United Campus Community with President Jann Joseph

    Creating a United Campus Community with President Jann Joseph

    In this week's episode, Georgia Gwinnett College President Jann Joseph shares practical ways academic leaders can increase trust and unity on campus.
    Changes within higher education institutions often pass through many channels before reaching a final decision. Georgia Gwinnett College President Jann Joseph has emphasized making their decision processes more transparent to create a more cohesive campus community. Dr. Joseph actively works with her cabinet and other campus leaders to continually keep faculty and students informed about ongoing campus affairs through various channels and initiatives.
    President Jann Joseph joins host Kathleen Gibson to detail Georgia Gwinnett College's methods to increase transparency and strengthen the relationships between its faculty, staff, and students.
    Visit aplnexted.com/podcast (http://www.aplnexted.com/podcast) to learn more about this week's guest, view video interviews and access the full list of APL nextED Mini-Pod episodes.

    • 27 min

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