The University of Iowa

Leadership Resources for DEOs / Academic Administrators

DEO and Academic Leadership Program

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

The DEO and Academic Leadership Program is designed for departmental executive officers in their first two years of service and other faculty leaders as they transition to this key campus leadership role. 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, and will include topics such as:

  • Making the transition from faculty to DEO,
  • Understanding and drawing upon your leadership style,
  • Leading and managing departmental faculty and staff,
  • Unit goal formation and attainment, and
  • Positioning your unit within the institution and with external constituencies.

For more information, see  DEO Leadership Development Program.

Overview of the Year for DEOs

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).

Office of the Provost DEO Resource Series

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

DDDEO Listserv

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