The Chair as Leader and Faculty Peer

​April 4–6, 2013 · Holiday Inn Philadelphia–Historic District · Philadelphia, PA
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June 4–6, 2013 · Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel · Albuquerque, NM

Balancing the role of departmental or division leader with that of faculty peer is challenging. Chairs are called on to lead the members of their own department or division, to advocate on behalf of the department or division to senior administrators, and to explain decisions reached outside the department or division to their colleagues. Effective chairs learn the value of developing an institution wide perspective, communicating clearly, and collaborating among their peers to promote greater institutional effectiveness. At the same time, most chairs are heavily invested in their faculty responsibilities of teaching, advising, and maintaining scholarly activity. How can chairs maintain excellence in the very areas that they are now called upon to evaluate in their faculty colleagues? How do they balance the demands of the competing roles that place them simultaneously above and alongside their faculty peers? (Read more.)​​