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Leadership Development Experiences Of Department Chairs At A Canadian University, Leda Stawnychko Apr 2020

Leadership Development Experiences Of Department Chairs At A Canadian University, Leda Stawnychko

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

I will present the preliminary findings of a doctoral research study that explores the leadership development experiences of department chairs at a West Canadian university. The literature review, document analysis and themes emerging from semi-structured interviews with chairs of departments of diverse disciplines and sizes will also be explored.


Building Capacity Through Facilitated Conversations, Sarah Edwards Mar 2019

Building Capacity Through Facilitated Conversations, Sarah Edwards

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

While there is a national call for more training and support for department chairs who are positioned to have direct impact on faculty quality, only 3-4% report having received any type of formal training. Collectively sharing resources and facilitating conversations is a fiscally responsible way to support the development of all chairs and directors on a campus. This presentation will provide one institution’s journey and model for providing necessary training and support to chairs and directors.


A Campus Education Model For Department Chairs Councils, Christopher Barrick Mar 2018

A Campus Education Model For Department Chairs Councils, Christopher Barrick

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

This presentation examines common missions for department chairs councils and proposes a framework that serves its members by offering campus-specific education. In this model, department chairs learn the ins and outs of their campus, including operations, meeting key university leaders, understanding available resources, and new developments across campus.


Cultivating Future Leaders: Faculty Leadership Seminar At Clermont College, Kim Jacobs-Beck Mar 2015

Cultivating Future Leaders: Faculty Leadership Seminar At Clermont College, Kim Jacobs-Beck

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Like many universities, ours faced the challenge of needing to cultivate future department chairs and other academic leaders. Current department chairs developed a leadership seminar, a year-long series of workshops and roundtables discussions for faculty from every department. The seminar alternates with a broader-based, informal leadership discussion series.