From Kathlene Collins … a little long, but if you're in academia and are or may one day be a chair, so good info. Supporting Department Chairs:
People don’t become academics because they aspire to be department chairs, but every department needs one – and perhaps never more than in these economically challenging times. Many chairs complain that they receive no training and no support – even as senior administrators frequently fault chairs for not doing enough.
On Wednesday, November 28 at 1 p.m. Eastern Inside Higher Ed presented Supporting Department Chairs, a one-hour webinar focused not on blaming chairs, but on supporting them. Experts from The IDEA Center, which provided a range of training and evaluation programs for chairs.
Click here to download the slide deck for this presentation.