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. 

 

2022-23 Arts & Sciences Chairs and Directors Leadership Development Workshop Series

Chairs/Program Directors Workshops

These workshops are scheduled from 11a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All workshops will be in Eads 217. 

Fall Semester

September 16, 2022: Review Processes: Annual, Third Year, Promotion & Tenure 

  • Deanna Barch, Gregory B. Crouch Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Vice Dean for Research;
  • Andrew Brown, Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures;
  • Joe Jez, Spencer T. Olin Professor and Chair of Biology

October 14, 2022: Faculty Recruitment and Retention 

  • David Cunningham, Professor and Chair of Sociology;
  • Margit Tavitz, Professor and Chair of Political Science;
  • Adia Harvey Wingfield, Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity

November 18, 2022: Budgeting and Data Analytics 

  • Jonathan Cohen, Larry Kuykendall, Maggie Fiock, and Meredith Gugger; Dean’s office

December 7, 2022: Planning Faculty Leaves and Departures 

  • Jonathan Cohen, Dean’s office

Spring Semester

January 27, 2023: Effective Search Requests and Target of Opportunity Hires 

  • Yongseok Shin, Professor of Economics;
  • Joe Jez, Spencer T. Olin Professor and Chair of Biology;
  • Rebecca Copeland, Professor, East Asian Language and Cultures;
  • Andrew Brown, Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures

February 10, 2023: Cultivating Leadership in Your Department 

  • Andrew Brown, Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures;
  • Deanna Barch, Vice Dean for Research, Gregory B. Crouch Professor of Psychological and Brain Science

March 10, 2023: Fundraising and Advancement 

  • Deborah Stine, Senior Director of Advancement;
  • Peter Kastor, Samuel K. Eddy Professor of History

April 14, 2023: Enhancing an Inclusive Environment in Departments and Programs 

  • Kia Caldwell, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity;
  • Adia Harvey Wingfield, Vice Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity, Professor of Sociology

New Faculty Workshops 

These workshops are scheduled from 1-2:30 p.m. All workshops will be in Eads 217. 

Fall Semester

October 14, 2022: Planning Your Academic Career

  • John Baugh, Professor of African/African American Studies
  • Anca Parvalescu, Associate Professor of English
  • Sean Savoie, Teaching Professor of Performing Art

November 18, 2022: Building Relationships with Senior Colleagues 

  • Tim Bono, Lecturer, Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Limor Golan, Professor of Economics
  • Caroline Kita, Associate Professor of German

December 9, 2022: Grant Writing and Management 

  • Deanna Barch, Vice Dean of Research, Gregory B. Crouch Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Abram van Engen, Professor and Chair of English
  • Erik Henrikson, Professor of Physics

Spring Semester

February 10, 2023: Navigating Uncomfortable Situations 

  • Megan Dachsbach, Teaching Professor of Chemistry;
  • Jessica Rosenfeld, Associate Professor of English;
  • Jen Heemstra, Professor and Chair of Chemistry

March 10, 2023: Getting Your Book Done 

  • Heather Berg, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Bill Maxwell, Professor of English/AFAS
  • Shefali Chandra Associate Professor of WGSS/History

April 14, 2023: Managing a Lab 

  • Tim Wencewicz, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Erik Herzog, Professor of Biology
  • Lori Markson, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Post-Promotion Workshops: Associate Professors and Senior Lecturers 

These workshops are scheduled from 3-4:30 p.m. All workshops will be in Eads 217. 

Fall Semester

September 16, 2022: Feeling Stuck? Here’s How to Move Forward 

  • Andrew Brown, Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures;
  • Julia Walker, Professor and Chair of Performing Arts

October 14, 2022: Accelerating Your Scholarship and Research 

  • George Gayle, Professor of Economics;
  • Petra Levin, Professor of Biology;
  • Julie Singer, Professor and Chair of Romance Languages and Literatures

November 18, 2022: Obtaining Large Collaborative Grants 

  • Henrik Kacynski, Professor of Physics
  • Dino Christenson, Associate Professor of Political Science

December 9, 2022 Going up for Full

  • Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Professor of Biology;
  • Rebecca Wanzo, Professor and Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies;
  • Tili Boon Cuille, Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Spring Semester

February 10, 2023: Promotion to Teaching Professor: Timing, Procedures, and Expectations 

  • Jonathan Cohen, Dean’s Office;
  • Mairin Hynes, Teaching Professor, Physics
  • Blake Thornton, Teaching Professor, Math

March 10, 2023: Writing a Teaching Statement (NTT Faculty Only) 

  • Meg Gregory, Senior Assistant Director for Educational Development, Center for Teaching and Learning

April 14, 2023: Positioning Yourself for Academic Leadership 

  • Stephanie Kirk, Professor of Spanish, Director for Center for Humanities;
  • Erin McGlothlin, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Affairs;
  • Peter Monahan, Director, College Writing Program

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