Many Department Chairs are not prepared for their new role. Transitioning from faculty member to department chair can be challenging. The Department Chair Institute (DCI) was developed by educators to address the needs of department chairs and first-level administrators.
Groups require skillful facilitation in order to make good things happen. Practice your skills so that you can lead productive meetings, facilitate good group decisions, and manage conflict.
Become familiar with models for reviewing/renewing instructional programs; one that is in alignment with Student Learning Outcomes and evidence-based assessment.
Learn how to use your limited time more wisely by learning how to put first things first, keeping your attention focused on your most important tasks, priorities and goals.
Increase your ability to hire effective full and part-time faculty by focusing on their strengths and empowering them to excel.