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Leading the Academic Department

LEADING THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT: A WORKSHOP FOR CHAIRS OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENTS

Arnie Ostebee, Jon Scott
June 16-19, 2005
Washington, DC

Whether new to the position or with years of experience, department chairs are constantly faced with questions that test their management skills. The emphasis in this workshop is on vision and leadership; those elusive qualities that chairs are expected to possess but have little opportunity to develop and refine while dealing with the day-to-day demands of academic administration. This program is unique in that mathematics department chairs will have time to discuss issues and gain insights from colleagues in the same position at other institutions.

We will discuss many issues facing department chairs. These include the recruitment, retention, men

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