Academic Leadership in Action
As critical leaders carrying out a school’s mission, department chairs face a plethora of challenges. However, they may not possess prior leadership experiences for maximizing their department’s performance. Chairs must transform visions and policies into actions, lead faculty and support staff, manage resources, implement executive directives, and recruit staff, often while teaching and conducting research on their own.
Proper preparation and training to manage their many responsibilities helps department chairs thrive in their roles. The Chair Leadership Project is designed to do precisely that by facilitating strong leadership in developing skills that lead to high-functioning departments. The program modules and one-to-one coaching sessions are scheduled every other week and spread out over the course of one semester.