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UTSA Department Chair Training

Department Chair Training

UTSA offers a series of sessions for new and recently reappointed department chairs to help them get up to speed on university policies and procedures and to equip them with knowledge and tools to effectively manage and guide their departments toward greater success.

Upcoming Training Sessions:

August 30, 2017 | 3-5 p.m. | Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

September 20, 2017 | 3-5 p.m. | Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

October 4, 2017 | 3-5 p.m. | Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

October 25, 2017 | 3-5 p.m. | Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

November 29, 2017 | 3-5 p.m. | Assembly Room, JPL 4.04.22

Department Chair Training Presentations

The documents below have been provided at past Department Chair training sessions:

Relevant Articles

Transition
Look before you leap: Transitions from Faculty to Administration

Transitions: From Faculty Member to Department Chair

Why be a Department Chair?

Being a Department Chair
Constructing the Role of the Department Chair

Roles and Responsibilities of Department Chairs

Chronicle of Higher Education - Open Letter to New Department Chairs

Chronicle of Higher Education - Advice to a New Department Chair

Chronicle of Higher Education – What New Department Chairs need to know

The Secrets of Successful Chairs

Bending the Roles: Flexibility as a Department Chair

New Chair, Old Department: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Understanding the Challenges of Department Chairs

The Challenge of Evaluating Faculty Colleagues

Next in Line to Be Fund Raisers: Department Chairs

Leading and Creating an Effective and Healthy Department
A Chair’s Role in Enhancing a Department Climate

Advice for Department Chairs: Six Steps for Building a Healthy Department

Getting Them to Trust You

Leading From the Middle

Budget
An Introduction to Budgetary Oversight for New Department Chairs

Preparing the Department Budget

Tips for Managing the Department Budget

Balancing the Budget: Individual Faculty Development Accounts


Dealing with Conflict
Managing Conflict

You’ve got Conflict: E-mail and Conflict Management

Miscellaneous Articles for Department Chairs
The Academic Leader as Conductor

Leading Change

Leadership in Place

The Emerging Role of the Department Chair in Development: Creating a Development Plan


Strategies for Tough Times: Planning, Acquiring Resources, Reorganizing, and Maintaining Morale

Good Practice in Tenure Evaluation

Developing an Organizational Culture and Infrastructure for Administrative Evaluation and Feedback

Time Management for more Effective Results