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. 


2019-20 Arts & Sciences Chair and Director Leadership Development Workshop Series

Enhancing an Inclusive Environment in Departments and Programs
Adrienne Davis, Vice Provost and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law
September 13, 2019; 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Eads 217 

Budgeting and Data Analytics
Jonathan Cohen, Larry Kuykendall, Meredith Gugger, and Maggie Fiock, Dean's Office
October 4, 2019; 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Eads 217

Effective Program Direction
David Fike, Environmental Studies; Gaylyn Studlar, Film and Media Studies
November 8, 2019; 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Eads 217

Faculty Time Off/Departure Planning; Legal Ethical Issues
Jessica Kennedy, Title IX Director, and Jonathan Cohen, Dean’s Office
December 13, 2019; 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Eads 217

Effective Search Requests and Hiring
Bill Buhro, Chemistry; Deanna Barch, Psychological & Brain Sciences; Mary Ann Dzuback, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
January 17, 2019; 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Eads 217

HR Dos and Don’ts  
Kevin Pelzel and Sara Wright, HR
February 7, 2019; 12:00–1:30 p.m.; Eads 217

Handling Difficult Situations
Karen Sanders, HR
March 6, 2020; 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Eads 217

Campus Climate Issues/Microaggressions
April 3, 2020; 12:00–2:00 p.m.; Eads 217

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