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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.
A Toolkit for Department Chairs
Development for Academic Leaders
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 book is designed to give academic administrators the skills they need in order to do their jobs more effectively.
Fundraising is an increasingly important responsibility for academic leaders, from department chairs to deans and on up into the executive ranks in higher education.
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.