Chairs' Workshop Series


Please RSVP at

Department chair essentials

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 1:00-4:00 p.m. UC 331.

1:00-1:50        Employment laws that impact department chairs

2:00-2:50        Effectively addressing faculty and staff issues

3:00-4:00        Management and leadership

Departmental strategies for program assessment

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 1:10-2:00 p.m. UC 329 (Alumni Boardroom).

Join Nathan Lindsay, Associate Provost, Doug Raiford, Chair, Computer Science, and Phil Condon, Chair, Environmental Studies, for a discussion on departmental approaches to program assessment. Bring sample assessments from your program along with questions and concerns as you prepare for the December 15th assessment reporting deadline.

The chair’s role in addressing student concerns and grievances

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 1:00-2:30 p.m. NAC 011.

Lucy France, University Legal Counsel, Jessica Weltman, EO/AA Director, Paul Haber, UFA, and Rhondie Voorhees, Dean of Students, will facilitate a chairs’ discussion of case studies about student issues.

Private fundraising for departmental needs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 3:10-4:30 p.m. UC 329 (Alumni Boardroom).

Join UM Foundation President Shane Giese and foundation unit representatives to discuss strategies for fundraising for your department.

Leadership v. management: Facilitating change

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 3:10-4:30 p.m. UC 329 (Alumni Boardroom).

Join Paulo Zagalo-Melo, Director of International Programs, for a conversation about critical challenges and valuable skills in leading a department. This discussion will address issues such as facilitating change, leading people, exercising faculty requests in an equitable manner, setting priorities for the department, and communicating effectively.