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Navigating Departmental Politics - The Michigan Players (for campus leadership)

Navigating Departmental Politics - The Michigan Players (for campus leadership)

Thursday, December 11
VIG - Vignelli Center for Design Studies (07A), Vignelli
12:30 - 3:00 PM
*Light Refreshments will be provided at 12:30 PM.

The CRLT Players are visiting RIT with their acclaimed production of Navigating Departmental Politics. A touring theatre company housed in the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, the Players create research-based performances that examine current issues in higher education. Using a range of innovative theatrical techniques, the Players’ performances engage faculty, graduate students, and university administrators in critical reflection, respectful dialogue, and problem solving. This session is by invitation only; specifically for RIT leadership (academic deans, associate deans, chairs/unit heads).

Faculty participants have said:
•“[Navigating Departmental Politics] will make me more thoughtful of how I approach and think about these sorts of situations.”
•“It was interesting to see multiple views on the same situation …. it was helpful to understand that reactions to a particular situation within a department meeting often originate in back-stories that may be invisible to us, as observer/participants in the same meeting.”

This event is sponsored by the NSF AdvanceRIT project. More information about the CRLT Theatre Program can be found at

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1209115. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.