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 Heather Adsit (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your reservation.
Chairs' Workshops are:
Registration is Required. All sessions run 11:30am-1:30pm and will be located in 567 Capen Hall
September 22, 2017: The Chair’s Role in Tenure and Promotion
October 27, 2017: Personnel Policies, Compliance and Challenges
November 22, 2017: Chair as Diversity Leader: The Role of the Chair in Enhancing Equity and Inclusion
December 8, 2017: Understanding your Climate: Facilitating a High Functioning Department
February 23, 2017: Understanding Budgets and Managing Your Resources
March 23, 2017: Enhancing Teaching and Promoting Student Success
April 27, 2017: Enhancing Research Productivity in your Department