New Administrators Workshop

2013 ACSA Administrators Conference November 14-16, 2013 | Providence, RI
Host School: Rhode Island School of Design
Co-chairs: William Morrish, Parsons The New School for Design; Pradeep Sharma, Rhode Island School of Design



This year's NEW ADMINISTRATORS WORKSHOP will be held in Providence on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 10:30am-5:00pm and will have a new format. Building on the tireless work of Topaz Laureates Marvin Malecha and Robert Greenstreet, the workshop will feature the first of a rotating team of leaders: Jori Erdman, Louisiana State University and Frances Bronet, University of Oregon. This daylong workshop will include discussions of practical ways to succeed as an administrator or to become an administrator.


To register for the New Administrators Workshop please send an email to There is no fee associated with the workshop; however, full registration to the Administrators Conference is required. Register by Tuesday, November 5, 2013 to secure your spot in the workshop!

Location: Providence Biltmore Hotel, 17th floor

2013 New Administrators Workshop
                          Frances Bronet, University of Oregon
                          Jori Erdman, Louisiana State University

10:30am          Welcome

10:40am          Session One:  So now you’re an Administrator
                          Frances Bronet, U of Oregon
                          Julius M. Gribou, U of Texas at San Antonio
                          Dawn Barrett, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

11:40am          Breakout Session
                          Facilitated Discussion Groups:
                          Deans, Directors/Chairs, Associate Deans

12:30pm          Lunch

1:00pm            Session Two: Changes in the Academy 
                          Wendeline Redfield, Tulane U
                          Robert Miller, U of Arizona
                          Greg Hall, Savannah College of Art and Design

2:15pm            Breakout Session
                          Facilitated Discussion Groups:
                          Large or Small, Public or Private

3:15pm            Break

3:30pm            Session Three: Working as a Team
                                  Carla Abramcyzk, North Carolina State U
                          Glenn Wiggins, Wentworth U
                          Jori Erdman, Louisiana State U

4:30pm            Conclusions


Reference Materials:
New Administrators Handbook from Bob Greenstreet of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Rodner Wright of Florida A&M University & Marvin Malecha of North Carolina State University.