Past Department Chair Workshop Series


New workshop offering:

The How To's of Progressive Corrective Action: Best Practices and Resources:

The Faculty Handbook was recently updated to incorporate a new policy on Progressive Corrective Action (FH The policy outlines a graduated approach to addressing faculty conduct concerns as they occur with the goal of guiding and supporting improved performance. Department chairs/school directors and deans now have a set of tools and a transparent policy that they can utilize when conduct concerns arise. 

In collaboration with General Counsel and Human Resources delivery, we will provide resources and best practices for using this policy to address in an effective and timely manner faculty conduct concerns that may arise.

March 27, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Campanile Room, Memorial Union


April 7, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Catt Hall, Room 302

2022-2023 Department Chair Workshops

Speaking Up: How Department Leaders Can Change the Conversation in the Academic Workplace, Tuesday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. to noon or 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Presenters: This workshop will be led by Dr. Stephanie Goodwin and the PowerPlay group of the University of New Hampshire using authentic scenarios provided by the ADVANCE Midwest Partnership's leadership. PowerPlay Interactive Development utilizes professional actors and Applied Theatre techniques to address issues around personal, professional, and institutional development. They use Interactive Theatre as a method to spark dialogue about institutional climate and culture and improve performance in the workplace. 

The Chair's Role in Mentoring Graduate Students, Friday, October 28, 2022, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Room 3560, MU

Presenter: Willliam Graves, Graduate College Dean

Retaining our Faculty: Best Practices in Retention of Faculty, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Campanile Room, MU

Presenter: Tera Jordan, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Performance Evaluations: Working Through the Challenges, Monday, December 12, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Room 3560, MU

Presenter: Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty

Evaluation of Teaching 2.0, Thursday, February 16, 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Room 3580, MU

Presenter: Sara Marcketti, Director of CELT

Faculty Advancement and Review: Outcomes and Discussion, Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Room 3560, MU

Presenters: Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost and Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty




Dawn Bratsch-Prince leading a workshop in the Campanile Room