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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.

The Chairs Leadership Forum

The Chairs Leadership Forum is a series of interactive, case-based sessions designed to support chairs as they develop leadership skills that reflect institutional values and knowledge of policies and practices at both the department and university level. Each session is grounded in the kinds of questions and scenarios that chairs actually face, with a focus on context--what works for Santa Clara University, the department, and the individual.

Department chairs who are interested in participating in the program can register for sessions here.  A complete list of the 2019-20 sessions is available here.

Other Resources for Department Chairs:

Making Chair Work More Satisfying and Attractive

  • Article from Tomorrow’s Professor

The Department Chair Newsletter

  • Subscribe to the free newsletter, The Department Chair, from the Josey-Bass higher education newsletter series

"Ask the Administrator"

  • A blog post for new chairs from Inside Higher Ed

National Council on Faculty Development and Diversity

  • The Faculty Development Program's favorite organization - to which all SCU faculty have access via our institutional membership