Chairs Development Series


The Provost’s Office is sponsoring a series of development workshops for department chairs. The sessions may be most helpful for department chairs who are in their first three years as a department chair, but are open and available for chairs with any amount of experience.

These workshops are being designed to be interactive and informative. All presenters are asked to identify the most important and relevant issues within the posted topics and to work with participants to deliver highly-useful sessions. This schedule has also been shared with academic divisions so that subsequent and supplemental conversations can be held within the divisions on these same topics.

Workshop materials will be made available to all department chairs through a Canvas site. 

Space is limited, so you are encouraged to sign up early. If you sign up for a workshop and are not able to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may be able to fill your spot with an alternate.


September 24, 2019 - Understanding Your Climate: Facilitating a High Functioning Department 

October 22, 2019 - Academic Integrity: Understanding the New Policy and How to Conduct Hearings 

November 19, 2019 - Personnel Policies and Compliance 

December 3, 2019 - The Chair’s Role in Promotion (including for TCPL Faculty) and Tenure 

January 14, 2020 - Department Budgeting and Financial Dashboards 

February 25, 2020 - Enhancing Teaching and Promoting Student Success 

March 17, 2020 - Curriculum Development and Compliance 

April 21, 2020 - Effective Communication and Managing Conflict