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


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, mentoring and development of both faculty and students; review and assessment of the department and its programs; legal issues; conflict resolution; workload issues; adjunct faculty and TAs; and financial concerns. Sessions will focus on individual growth, time management, and balancing the demands on the chairperson.  The format will be primarily discussion sessions devoted to case studies and particular issues.  These sessions will address issues faced by new, mid-career, and long-time department chairs and provide opportunities for chairs to meet together based upon institutional profile as two-year colleges, liberal arts colleges, comprehensive state colleges and universities, and research universities. For more information, please visit the wokshop webpage at http://www.maa.org/prep/2005/dept-heads.html.

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