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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.
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
The Essential Department Chair
Chairs and the Law
Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership Institute
The IDEA Center
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.
The new edition incorporates many timely topics, such as department ethics and politics, accounting for sponsored research, and addressing staff conflicts, and is now truly more than a guide—it’s a
The 2005 Workshop for Department Chairs was dedicated to discussing the legal issues that face department chairs. Themes included sexual and racial harassment, tenure, and hiring.
The Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership Institute hosts a wealth of resources for Department Chairs.
The IDEA Center offers services to support Department Chairs.