50 Things Every Department Chair Should Know

Venue: Online Webcast

Location: Online Webcast, Other

Event Date/Time: Mar 12, 2010
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Department chairs require practical knowledge to lead their departments and work as a functional unit within the institution. However, chairs rarely receive the training needed to assume the roles of conflict mediator, budget manager, team builder, enrollment resource, and advancement partner.

Join us for this five-part online training series to learn the essentials of becoming an effective department chair. This series will help any department chair manage faculty more effectively, maintain optimal enrollment, develop precise budgets, and raise needed funds during their short tenure leading a department.

This series will hone your skills in the key areas of:

1. Faculty development
2. Advancement and fundraising
3. Planning and budgeting
4. Conflict management
5. Student recruitment and enrollment

Across these areas, you will learn 50 discrete tips for running your department more confidently and effectively, including:

* How admissions goals fit within the core mission of your department
* Steps to work inter-departmentally to ensure your students meet their degree requirements
* Strategies for teaming with your advancement office to showcase your department and work with potential donors
* Steps to develop, manage, and prioritize your department budget
* Methods for recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and evaluating faculty
* Ways to resolve conflicts between faculty, students, and staff