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For Department Chairs

Resources for the Department Chair
A compilation of contact information for people, offices, and programs with whom department chairs may interact regularly.

Best Practices for New Department Chairs
Through the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs held an orientation for new department chairs on September 13, 2012. The purpose of the event was to provide advice and suggestions from successful veteran department chairs to ensure a smoother transition of chairs into their new role. A panel of four experienced chairs, moderated by an academic dean, shared their advice and best practices on issues related to leadership and to management and administration. The topics covered were efficacy in a complex system, handling personnel issues, and managing multiple roles.

Tips on Mentoring for Department Chairs: Helping Faculty Pursue Funded Research (USC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching)

Last updated December 4, 2013