Department Chair Professional Development Workshop Series

The Department Chair Workshop Series are workshops that focus on relevant topics of interest to those serving as department chairs. These sessions aim to provide department chairs with valuable information and useful resources to assist them in their work as managers and academic leaders of their departments. We ultimately seek to provide chairs with the opportunity to build a network of resources and contacts within the university for ongoing information sharing, problem solving and support.

Workshops address topics related to personnel policies and procedures, conflict management, federal policy, faculty advancement, financial management and student affairs. Workshops are led by faculty, staff and administrators with demonstrated expertise in the session topic. Presentation materials and handouts may be distributed during the sessions. These materials will also be posted on our website.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Dessert and refreshments will be provided (unless it is noted that lunch is provided).  All department chairs are strongly encouraged to attend. Your associate and assistant chairs are also very welcome to attend.

For more information, to submit questions, or to suggest a future workshop topic contact:

 

2017-2018

“Donut Panic; we’re here to help!” Working with ISU PD on Crisis and Safety Management
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 9:00-11am, Gallery Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Michael Newton, Chief of Police

Cautionary Tales from Around Higher Ed: Do’s and Don’ts for Academic Leaders
Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2:00-4:00pm, Pioneer Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Michael Norton, University Counsel

Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Breaking Down the Silos of Research
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:00-3:30pm, Campanile Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Guru Rao, Associate Vice President for Research

Retaining our Best Faculty
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 9:00-11:00am, Campanile Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Kristen Constant, Morrill Professor and Chair, Materials Science and Engineering

Performance Evaluation 2.0: What’s in the Chair’s Toolbox?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 9:00-11:00am, Campanile Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty

Faculty Handbook: A Treasure Trove of Resources
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm, Gallery Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty

Graduate-program Success: Developing a Toolbox for Departmental Leaders
Monday, March 19, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm, Pioneer Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Bill Graves, Dean of the Graduate College

What Department Chairs Want to Know about EO
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9:30-11:00am, Campanile Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenter: Margo Foreman, Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity

Faculty Advancement and Review: Outcomes and Best Practices
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 9:30-11:00am, Campanile Room, MU 
Refreshments provided
Presenters: Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost; and Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty
             

Past Department Chair Workshop Series