The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs developed this program to help department chairs more effectively lead and respond to challenges they confront in their departments and/or units. Over this academic year, our office will be sponsoring a series of monthly informal dinner meetings to discuss various issues related to academic leadership. We will address issues related to effective communication, budgets and resources, mentoring and work/life balance, faculty and student diversity, recruitment and hiring, tenure and promotion to name a few.
Please note that seating is limited and you are encouraged to register early to ensure your participation. Please contact our office at 645-3594 or email Patti Napoli (email@example.com) for your reservation.
Chairs' Workshops are:
Registration is Required. All sessions run 12:00am-2:00pm and will be located in 567 Capen Hall
September 18, 2018: The Chair’s Role in Tenure and Promotion
October 16, 2018: Managing Conflict
November 13, 2018: Chair as Diversity Leader: The Role of the Chair in Enhancing Equity and Inclusion
December 11, 2018: Personnel Policies, Compliance and Challenges
February 12, 2019: Understanding Budgets and Managing Your Resources
March 12, 2019: Enhancing Teaching and Promoting Student Success
April 16, 2019: Enhancing Research Productivity in your Department
May 7, 2019: Understanding Your Climate: Facilitating a High Functioning Climate