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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.
Five Dimensions of Quality
Teaching for Critical Thinking
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
Author Linda Suskie is internationally recognized for her work in higher education assessment, and she is a former vice president of a major regional accreditor.
In Teaching for Critical Thinking, Stephen Brookfield builds on his last three decades of experience running workshops and teaching courses on critical thinking to explore how students lea
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.