Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Graduate Studies

Chair Orientation

This site is intended as a resource for department and program chairs and is under construction.  Additional information will be added shortly.

In addition, new chair orientation session are being planned and additional details regarding these will also be included here as they become available. 

On-line Resources

American Council on Education Academy for Chairs

Budget Management

Department Chair Leadership Institute

The Secrets of Successful Chairs

Understanding the Challenges of Department Chairs

UW-Madison:  Enhancing Department Climate


Chu, Don.  The Department Chair Primer: Leading and Managing Academic Departments.  Bolton, MA;  Anker Publishing Company, Inc. 2006. 

Gmelch, Walter, and Val Miskin.  Chairing an Academic Department.  Atwood Publishing, 2004.

Hecht, Irene, Mary Lou Higgerson, Walter Gmelch, and Allan Tucker.  The Department Chair as Academic Leader.  American Council on Education/Oryx Press Series, 1998.

Lennington, Robert.  Managing Higher Education as a Business.  Greenwood Publishing, 1996.

Lucas, Ann.  Leading Academic Change:  Essential Roles for Department Chairs.  Bolton, Massachusetts:  Anker Publishing Company, 1998.

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