Professor Jackson served as an instructor at the 2019 Seminar on Leadership of the Faculty, a Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) Program at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education.
Professor Jackson delivered two presentations titled, “First Among Equals: Leading Highly Skilled and Sophisticated Academic Professionals” and “Who’s ‘Equal:’ Countering Workplace Bias Anchored in Social Closure Theory.” Dr. Jackson worked with participants on effectively leading diverse teams in the academy, especially when faculty are involved, to maximize institutional goals and outcomes. He also discussed strategies for harnessing existing diversity among the academic workforce and cultivating new avenues to increase diversity.
The Seminar on Leadership of the Faculty gathers Chief Academic Officers and senior faculty affairs administrators to examine and reconsider the persistent challenges of developing and leading college faculty. The four-day on-campus seminar is tailored to advance the professional development of Chief Academic Officers (CAO) at four-year and two-year institutions and senior-level college administrators who report to the CAO.