Department Chairs and Academic Program Directors are faculty members who agree to serve as academic leaders within their home department. They are the primary link between the College administration and the faculty and the success of their academic programs depends in large part on their effective leadership and management skills.
The resources in this section are provided to help Department Chairs and Academic Program Directors improve their performance and contributions to the University. Many of the following links point to an excellent collection of materials from the American Council on Education:
An Annual Activity Timeline for Department Chairs is provided to assist Chairs in planning their annual work schedule. The Timeline lists activities by month and includes e-mail links to the administrator(s) responsible for the activities.