Traveling Tales–Bring Me To Your Campus

I am committed to making the workplace of higher education a supportive, constructive, and meaningful endeavor.  With over a decade of administrative experience, I facilitate meetings and offer workshops and professional development services (at very reasonable rates)* designed to help faculty be effective administrators, to enhance the cohesiveness and effectiveness of academic departments, and to promote collaboration and #academickindness in higher ed work environments.  For more information and testimonials, visit this site.

I have recently worked with colleagues at Hofstra University, the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Carthage College.  I was also a facilitator at the American Historical Association’s 2018 Workshop for Department Chairs.

Skeptical about consultants?  I am, too!  But sometimes a department or a campus needs an outsider’s perspective.  And I’m the perfect combination–I’m an outsider, who’s also an insider to the academy.  So I promise no management-speak or gimmicky group work.  Just straight talk and practical solutions based on conversations with you and your colleagues.  I am also available as a speaker on any of the topics below or related issues.

I have worked with colleagues in a variety of areas including:

  • facilitating professional development for administrators (work-life balance, productivity, morale)
  • providing training and preparation for department chairs, especially in the humanities
  • helping academic units identify their purpose and goals
  • addressing the concerns of women in higher ed
  • conducting program reviews, for both internal and external assessment
  • preparing faculty for careers in administration
  • guiding departments through curricular change
  • changing campus, institutional, and departmental cultures to promote collaboration and respect

*Rates: Depending upon the work involved and the number of participants, my daily rate ranges from $1000/day + travel expenses.  Typically meetings or workshops take from 1-2 days.

Contact me at talestoldoutofschool ~ at ~ gmail ~ dot ~ com if you’re interested in having me visit your campus.  Or fill out an interest form and we can start planning a visit.