The Department Chair Primer: Leading & Managing Academic Departments

Book by Don Chu. Book Pages

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What do chairs need to know from their very first day on the job? Research has shown that most chairs receive little or no training to prepare them for the demands of their new roles. The Department Chair Primer provides the practical information that chairs need to do their jobs well. Many of the book’s ideas come from practicing chairs and are proven strategies for dealing with a variety of issues. Each chapter details a particular problem chairs face, includes a brief introduction to the topic, provides tips on how to deal with the situation, and concludes with study questions. Its concise format is ideal for busy chairs who need a brief but informative resource they can turn to for solutions to particular problems. The book can also serve as the basis for group discussions on campus