Held in summer, this day-long session introduces new department chairs to key resources and issues in leading an academic unit. Please see the 2019-2020 New Chairs Orientation Agenda for an idea of topics covered during orientation.
Monthly Chairs Lunch and Share Sessions
These are informative, discussion-based sessions held monthly during the academic year. They are designed to support chairs in facing common issues. Topics have included budgets, mentoring faculty through promotion processes, and communicating the successes of your department. Ideas from lunch and share sessions are often summarized and distributed – see here for a collection of best practices compiled from previous sessions.
Academic Leadership Development Program
The Academic Leadership Development Program is a year-long, cohort-based leadership development program for emerging faculty leaders at Georgia State. The program is designed for faculty who are interested in and have shown early aptitude for moving into administrative positions. It aims to provide faculty leaders a valuable opportunity to learn about the qualities of effective leaders, develop a stronger awareness of their leadership potential, gain a broader institutional perspective of the university, and grapple with key issues in higher education.
The program is structured into monthly sessions, during which participating faculty engage in interactive workshops, receive personal assessments, hear presentations by campus and other leaders, and build their professional networks.
This program was offered during the 2018-2019 academic year. There will be an announcement when the Academic Leadership Development Program is next offered.
Eligibility and Selection
This program is designed for tenured faculty at the rank of associate or full professor who do not currently hold an administrative position at the level of department chair or above. Exceptions are made for new or recently appointed chairs. Criteria for selection include an interest in and aptitude for administrative or other leadership, and leadership potential as evidenced by previous activities requiring leadership within or outside the university.
The 2018-2019 schedule can give those interested an idea of the range of topics covered over the course of the program. Sessions were offered on selected Friday mornings, 9:00am-12:00pm and were framed by an opening and closing session.
|Academic Impressions||– Leading and Influencing as a Department Chair
– Positive Academic Leadership
– Advanced Leadership Development in Higher Education
– Women’s Leadership Success in Higher Education
|Harvard University||ACE Fellows Program|
|HERS||Leadership Institute for Women|
|University of Kansas||Academic Chairpersons Conference|