Volume IV: What works, what matters, what lasts

February 27: Understanding the role of different leaders - deans, chairs, faculty - in ensuring vital departments

Essays, Stories & Reports:

Resources from PKAL:

  • From PKAL Academic Leaders Workshop, College of Charleston - 1998
    What Works - A PKAL Resource
    Challenges for departmental leaders
    Participating teams in this workshop identified a kaleidoscope of challenges that department leaders must consider.

Resources from other sources:

  • What works - A report
    A letter to new faculty - How to talk with your department chair
    - Gary Reiness, Dean of Science - Lewis & Clark College
    Talking with your department chair (and dean) is necessary for many reasons: to obtain resources needed for your teaching and research, to determine whether you're making satisfactory progress toward promotion, and to negotiate the various aspects of faculty life.

TIP:

Gary Reiness insists that faculty discuss their concerns and ideas with their department chair. As a department, compile a list of department-specific questions that faculty can ask your chair.