Resources for Chairs and Directors

"Being chair of a department is hard work." - from "Twelve tips for department chairs" by Henry L. Roediger, III, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor

Chairs and directors provide essential leadership and service to their colleagues, students, and all of Arts & Sciences. It is a complex role that is frequently as challenging as it is rewarding. This page is a guide to the resources and avenues for further training and support that we hope will help you succeed and flourish in your position. 


2018-19 A&S Chair and Director Leadership Development Workshop Series

Negotiation (10/19/18, 12-2 pm)
Rebecca Hollander-Blumhoff (Law School)

Annual Budgeting and Data Analytics (11/9/18, 12-2 pm)
Larry Kuykendall, Meredith Duggar, and Maggie Konich (Dean’s Office)

Enhancing an Inclusive Environment in Departments and Programs (12/14/18, 12-2 pm, Eads 217) 
Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law
RSVP - not yet open

Effective Search Requests and Hiring Approaches (1/18/19, 12-2 pm, Eads 217)
Bill Buhro, Steve Fazzari, Marie Griffiths, & MaryAnn Dzuback
RSVP - not yet open

Annual Legal Ethical Issues (Title IX, Retirement, Leaves, FMLA) (1/25/19, 12.30-2.30 am, Eads 217)
Jessica Kennedy and Jonathan Cohen
RSVP - not yet open

Effective Program Direction (2/1/19, 12-2 pm, Eads 217)
MaryAnn Dzuback, David Fike, and Lynne Tatlock
RSVP - not yet open

HR Dos and Don'ts (2/8/19, 3-4.30pm, Eads 217)
Legail Poole Chandler, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
No RSVP required

Handling Difficult Situations When you Think you are in Charge! (3/1/19, 12-2 pm, Psychology 216)
Michael Cristiani

Best Practices in Annual Faculty Evaluation and Feedback (3/29/19, 3-5pm, Brookings 300)
MaryAnn Dzuback, Joe Jez, Peter Kastor 
RSVP - not yet open

Fundraising and Interaction with Alumni (4/19/19, 3-5 pm, 217 Eads)
Steven Rosenblum, Executive Director of Alumni & Development, Arts & Sciences and University Libraries

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