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AAL in the News

August 9, 2017 - Emerging Leaders Hone Skills and Gain Insight in Maine

The 2017 ADEA Summer Program for Emerging Academic Leaders took place last month in Freeport, ME. This year’s program included 42 Fellows from 26 different dental schools, dental hygiene programs, and hospitals. The program is facilitated and managed by Tobias Rodriguez, Ph.D., Vice President at AAL, and Jeffery Stewart, D.D.S., M.S., Senior Vice President for Educational Leadership and Innovation at ADEA. 


June 15, 2017 - IPEC Partners With AAL to Provide Leadership Development With a Dedicated Interprofessional Focus

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) announces an innovative new initiative providing deans and other senior academic administrators across health professions education with the opportunity for professional enrichment in the area of interprofessional leadership and engagement. Facilitated by faculty from the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL), the IPEC Interprofessional Deans Leadership Program (IDLP) will be held November 29–December 1, 2017 at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center in Washington, DC.


May 10, 2017 - Sustainable New Business Models for Higher Education to Be Explored at Executive Workshop

The Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) will host the inaugural Economics of Higher Education workshop on August 6-8, 2017 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. Tailored for chief academic officers, provosts, presidents, and trustees of private colleges and universities, the two-day workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of sustainable new business models to address the challenges at their home institutions.


March 28, 2017 - AAL Leaders Recognized at 10th Annual Gies Awards Gala

Held annually in conjunction with the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, the 10th annual Gies Awards Gala took place on March 20, 2017, where two members from the Academy of Academic Leadership (AAL) were recognized for achievement at the highly anticipated black-tie ceremony. Dr. N. Karl Haden and Prof. Pamela Zarkowski were honored for achievement, exemplifying the highest standards in oral health and dental education.


March 1, 2017 - AAL Launches Humanistic Healthcare Initiative for Healthcare Providers

In an effort to improve clinical outcomes and enhance patient-centered care, the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) has launched a new initiative providing Humanistic Healthcare programs and services designed to enhance the relationship between providers and patients.


December 19, 2016 - The AAL and ADEA Collaborative Model

The collaboration between the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has become dental education’s preeminent source for professional development for faculty, staff, and students. While separate entities, AAL and ADEA have collaborated extensively to develop, facilitate, and provide comprehensive programming that supports the needs of dental education.


November 10, 2016 - Dental Faculty and Practitioners Enhance Teaching Skills at Training Program

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) held the 2016 Institute for Teaching and Learning (ADEA/AAL ITL) in Atlanta, GA. An intense professional development program, the ADEA/AAL ITL was created for early and mid-career faculty and private practice dentists who are interested in academic careers.


November 10, 2016 - Academic Administrators Launch Inaugural Leadership Program for Women

Nearly thirty high-impact women leaders attend the inaugural 2016 Exceptional Executive Leadership (ExcEL) for Women program at Château Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, GA. Women leaders face a unique set of challenges, and the ExcEL for Women program served as a secure environment where the participants discussed these challenges and focused on the opportunity of self-development.


October 26, 2016 - The ADEAGies Foundation Recognizes AAL Leaders for Achievement

The ADEAGies Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2017 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement. Two leaders from the Academy of Academic Leadership (AAL) will be recognized at the highly anticipated 2017 Gies Awards ceremony on March 20 in Long Beach, CA.


October 25, 2016 - Academic Faculty Advance Careers with Online, Interprofessional Program

The Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL), held the 2016 Compass Program for Academic Advancement over a five-week period beginning with an orientation on September 1 and concluding on September 29, 2016.


October 5, 2016 - LECOM to host workshop for health-related professionals on 'The Power of Empathy in Clinical Practice'

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) will host the inaugural 'The Power of Empathy in Clinical Practice' workshop, which is set to be held November 18-19 at the LECOM Bayfront Campus.


September 12, 2016 - Academic Administrators Engage in Leadership Development

The Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) held the 2016 Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) on August 4-6 at the Georgia Tech Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.


July 19, 2016 - AAL Hosts Executive Leadership Program for High-Potential Women in Health Professions

AAL will host the 2016 Exceptional Executive Leadership Program for Women (ExcEL for Women) October 16-18 at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Braselton, GA.


January 18, 2016 - ADA Scholarships to ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching & Learning help instructors hone skills

ADA members received scholarships to the 2015 ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching & Learning (ITL) to help them hone their teaching skills, and two more scholarships are being offered for the 2016 ITL.


December 2015 - AAL Selected to Consult on Dental School Development

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hired the Academy for Academic Leadership to help them develop a dental college during a 2-year contract.


November 2015 - Dental Faculty and Practitioners at the Forefront of Teaching and Learning

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) held the 2015 Institute for Teaching and Learning (ADEA/AAL ITL) in Atlanta on August 20-22 and October 22-24, 2015.


October 2015 - AAL Fellow Rob Jenkins & AAL Consultant Nadeem Karimbux on Faculty Development

Rob Jenkins, AAL Fellow and frequent contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education, is featured prominently in a JDE editorial by AAL program instructor Nadeem Karimbux.