Santa Clara University

Faculty-Development

Department Chair Resources

Department Chairs and Program Directors play a crucial role in the professional development and support of their colleagues.  Faculty Development offers resources for the complex and rewarding work of department leadership.

SCU Department Chair Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to inform chairs and deans of relevant SCU policies and best practices.

Santa Clara University’s teaching-scholar model places considerable professional demands on faculty that must frequently be balanced with responsibilities as parents, spouses, partners, caretakers of elders, and the like. To support academic quality, gender equity, and faculty quality of life, SCU has implemented policies and practices that aim to provide faculty members with career flexibility and foster work-life balance. Examples include paid family and medical leave to care for a newborn or ailing parent, tenure clock extensions, and flexible course scheduling. 

Department chairs provide information to faculty about policies and benefits and in creating a department climate that respects and accommodates faculty needs for flexibility to the greatest extent possible.
Other Resources for Department Chairs:

American Council on Education (ACE) Department Chair Online Resource Center

  • Check out the Words of Advice under "The Chair as Leader"

Feedback for Chairs and Chair Coaching from the IDEA Center

  • Consulation, formative evaluation and coaching, along with other resources

ACE Department Leadership Programs

  • Conferences for Chairs

Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership Institute

  • Chair Training Webinar

Making Chair Work More Satisfying and Attractive

  • Article from Tomorrow’s Professor

 

Contact Us

Faculty Development Program

Eileen Razzari Elrod
Assoc. Vice Provost for Faculty Development
St. Joseph's Hall, #124
408-554-4136

Administrative Associate
St. Joseph's Hall, #113
408-554-2746

Fax: 408-551-1873
KEY CONTACTS

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