Dept. Chairs' Online Resources


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Member Directory

Programs & Institutes
American Council on Education's Department Chair Resource Center

ACE maintains a resource center for department chairs that includes links to material that addresses such topics as chair as leader, chair and faculty, resource management, and legal issues.

University of Missouri System's President's Academic Leadership Institute

This site contains several links to resources directly related to department chair leadership issues.

Online Literature
Critical Components of Departmental Success

This is an essay published in the Quarterly Newsletter for the National Academy for Academic Leadership (Vol. 1, 1, March 2000).

Perspectives on Leading an Academic Department

This article summarizes an interview with Dr. Max Carbon, Professor Emeritus & retired Chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In Search of Academic Leadership

This article deals with the differences in faculty and administrative perspectives on academic leadership and identifies the challenges of defining academic leadership.

Strategies to Achieve a Diverse Faculty and  Staff

This site is an article in the, a publication of the American Association for Higher Education, and provides specific suggestions for diversity recruitment.

Managing Departmental Conflict

This site is the Conflict Management in Higher Education Report (Vol. 5, #1, Sept 2004) and identifies several electronic articles to help chairs deal with departmental conflict.

Mentoring New Faculty
Using Supportive Communication to Foster the Department Head/Junior Faculty Relationship
FAQ's from New Faculty
Academic Chairspersons Conference
Department Chair Institute
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