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Department Chairs Portal
Welcome to the new GW Department Chairs Portal. While much of the work of the chair is unique in each school, this website serves as a central resource to help you fulfill your many roles. As a chair, you have a critical role that requires you to access school-specific and university-wide information. This site has been designed to help you as an academic leader and provide you with links to as many resources as possible.
The Department Chair as Transformative Diversity Leader
Study Identifies 5 Most Helpful Experiences for Moving from Faculty to Department Chair
Helping Faculty Find Work-Life Balance
The Department Chair Primer
A Letter to a New Chair
Chairing Academic Departments
Why do we see so little progress in diversifying faculty at America’s colleges, universities, and professional schools?
This book examines the multidimensional contributions that chairs make in advancing diversity within their departments and institutions in the representation of diverse faculty and staff; in tenure
Brenda Coppard, chair of occupational therapy at Creighton University, focused her research on the transition new chairs experience.
A list of specific tips to aid new chairs from a veteran department chair. Link to article.
The author offers experience-based suggestions for new, existing, and potential chairs as they face a higher education enterprise that is undergoing significant change.