Decisions Matter: Using the Decision-Making Framework to Improve Contemporary Student Affairs Practice (EDU174E)

Presented By: Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
Pre-recorded Webinar
60 minutes
Thu, March 30, 2017
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Event Description

How the Decision-Making Model by Vaccaro, McCoy, Champagne and Siegel Can be Used to Overcome Challenges in Higher Education.

As the political and economic climate has become more disruptive in recent years, the contemporary college campus has become more volatile as students, faculty, and staff advocate for their various positions and ideologies. While the civil exchange of divergent perspectives is fundamental to a free society, the possibility that many of these discussions could devolve into counterproductive confrontations is something all professionals should be prepared to deal with effectively and appropriately.

This webinar by expert speaker  Aaron W. Hughey will demonstrate how the decision-making model developed by Vaccaro, McCoy, Champagne, and Siegel can be used to effectively and efficiently deal with a variety of the inevitable challenges that characterize higher education today. Students deserve to learn in an environment that is safe, secure, and respectful of their individual and collective differences. The use of the decision-making model developed by these educators can help foster and maintain this kind of positive educational environment. 

Session Highlights

Participants in the webinar will learn how to apply the Decision-Making Framework, which consists of an introductory section detailing the importance of context and then four distinct but interrelated developmental phases:

  • Considering the context
    • Professional context
    • Campus context
    • External context
  • Identification of the problem
    • The initial appraisal
    • Defining the problem
    • Determining the stakeholders
    • The critical role of information
    • Determining the desired outcomes or results
  • Comprehensive scan of the options
    • Evaluating preexisting/historical solutions
    • Designing new solutions
    • Determining which options best match the desired outcomes
    • Determining necessary resources
    • Justifying the selected option
  • Implementation
    • Moving forward with the selected solution
    • Reappraising the plan of action
    • Dealing with unforeseen issues and/or unintended consequences
  • Assessment
    • Reflecting on the impact and success of the solutions
    • Reflecting on the implementation process
    • Fostering new learning

Who should attend

This webinar would be appropriate and useful for anyone in higher education who occupies a key leadership role that entails critical decision-making. It is designed to help foster and maintain collaboration between all those involved in, or affected by, how challenging situations are handled on the contemporary college campus.

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the graduate degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He is also a member of the President's Task Force on Student Retention at WKU. Before joining the faculty in 1991, ... More info

 
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    Event Title: Decisions Matter: Using the Decision-Making Framework to Improve Contemporary Student Affairs Practice
    Presenter(s): Dr. Aaron W. Hughey