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Academic Chairs Series

Promoting Departmental Leadership: A Series for Academic Chairs

Offered by Academic Affairs, Duquesne University

Academic departmental leadership is crucial to the success of Duquesne at every level from institutional reputation and strength to individual faculty and student success.  We seek to support our chairs in the following ways:

  • build community across Duquesne by addressing the needs of new and experienced chairs, and by bringing them together to learn from and support one another
  • communicate expectations for Duquesne department chairs
  • explore best practices in departmental leadership in higher education
  • respond to requests for training and materials
  • encourage chairs to attend national institutes on academic leadership so that they can bring ideas back to the group and be refreshed in their own leadership

Academic Year 2013/2014: Building Strong Departments

Spring 2014 Department Chair Conversations

In a recent survey, Duquesne department chairs listed topics for informal conversations. Our purpose is to encourage chairs to get together and to learn from one another without a set agenda. We hope that chairs with a range of experience - from long-term to newly appointed - will attend to assure a rich discussion.

Leading and Mentoring Faculty

Friday, March 14, 2013, 10-11:15 am - 407 Fisher Hall
Discussion Leader:  Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, Chairperson of Speech-Language Pathology

This conversation will focus on chair roles, strategies, and useful resources in guiding and mentoring faculty.  Topics could include mentoring faculty at all levels, fostering collegiality, addressing faculty personnel issues, and guiding decision-making processes in the department.

Please RSVP to Melanie Simile, x4019 or similem@duq.edu.

Previous Events

DEPARTMENT CHAIR ROLES AND IDENTITY
Wednesday, February 12, 2013, 1-2:15 pm - 207 College Hall (Berger Gallery)
Discussion Leaders: Holly Mayer, former History Chair & Magali Michael, former English Chair

COLLEGIALITY FROM A POSITIVE LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE
Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 1-2 pm - 311 Administration  Building
Magna Online Seminar

A CONVERSATION WITH THE PROVOST
Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 10 - 11:30 am - 108 Canevin Hall
Facilitator: Dr. Timothy Austin, Provost and Academic Vice President

NEW DEPARTMENT CHAIRS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 11:30 am - 2:15 pm - 311 Administration Building
Facilitators: Alexandra Gregory, Associate Provost/AAVP Academic Affairs; Jeffrey Miller, Associate Provost/AAVP Administration; Jaime Muñoz, Occupational Therapy Department Chair; Maureen O'Brien, Theology Department Chair

RESOURCES FOR DEPARTMENT CHAIRS.

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