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Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

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Stranger In A Strange Land: Old Chair, New University, Juliet V. Spencer, Vagner M. Whitehead, George A. King Apr 2020

Stranger In A Strange Land: Old Chair, New University, Juliet V. Spencer, Vagner M. Whitehead, George A. King

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

There are opportunities and challenges associated with appointing a chair from within and from outside the organization. This discussion will consider multiple aspects and focus on considerations for changing institutions to assume the chair position.


New And New-To-You: Transitioning To A New Chair Position, Christopher Barrick Apr 2020

New And New-To-You: Transitioning To A New Chair Position, Christopher Barrick

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Whether you are chairing a department for the first time or starting a chair position at a different institution, your new job will be a challenging transition. This presentation offers practical advice and best practices for adapting to your new position as chair.


Interim Leadership Positions: The Kobayashi Maru Of Academia?, Alisha Ortiz, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball Mar 2019

Interim Leadership Positions: The Kobayashi Maru Of Academia?, Alisha Ortiz, Julie A. Ray, Victor R. Wilburn, Melissa Odegard-Koester, Jeremy Ball

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Leading a department through a transition such as reorganization or restructuring is difficult. When the unit leader is in an interim position, this is even more complicated. This presentation will be led by faculty who were all in interim leadership positions during major transitions in leadership, restructuring, and staff layoffs.


Move Over Or Move Out: Working Collaboratively With Former Chairs, Michael A. Mcpherson, Christy A. Crutsinger Mar 2018

Move Over Or Move Out: Working Collaboratively With Former Chairs, Michael A. Mcpherson, Christy A. Crutsinger

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Transitioning into the chairperson’s role is a challenge under the best of circumstances, and this can be complicated by the presence of a previous chair. Similarly, it can be difficult for outgoing chairs to return to faculty status. This interactive workshop considers ways to facilitate smooth transitions when the old regime won’t move out of the way.


Founding Chair, Meet New Chair: Collaborating Through Chair Successions, James F. Konopack Phd, Christopher Hirschler Phd Mar 2017

Founding Chair, Meet New Chair: Collaborating Through Chair Successions, James F. Konopack Phd, Christopher Hirschler Phd

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Challenges abound for new chairs, including the responsibility of [re]shaping the department’s vision. This can be doubly challenging when the founding chair moves into the dean’s office. In this session, founding chair and new chair share their story and facilitate discussion about a collaborative leadership transition.