The Chair as Strategic Partner

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Department and division chairs serve as the bridge between the members of their department or division and senior administrators. Effective chairs learn the value of developing an institution-wide perspective, communicating clearly, and collaborating with their peers to promote greater institutional effectiveness. They must develop the ability to think strategically, plan actively for the future, and cooperate with other academic and administrative departments on campus, including admissions, development, and student affairs. At the same time, most chairs are heavily invested in their faculty responsibilities of teaching, advising, service, and maintaining scholarly activity. (Read more.)​​