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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.
Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education
Building Academic Leadership Capacity
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
Dynamic changes are underway in American higher education.
Building Academic Leadership Capacity gives institutions the knowledge they need to invest in the next generation of academic leaders.
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.