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Leading the Academic Department 2008 - A Workshop for Chairs of Mathematical Sciences Department

Leading the Academic Department

A Workshop for Chairs of Mathematical Sciences Department

June 19-22, 2008
MAA Carriage House Conference Center
1781 Church Street
Washington, DC

Leading the Academic Department will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and end at noon on Sunday. Lodging for Thursday - Saturday nights and meals (except dinner on Saturday evening) are included in the registration fee ($1000 by May 5, $1250 after).


The Churchill Hotel
1914 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
PH: 202-797-2095

Originally a 1906 Beaux Arts-style apartment building, The Churchill Hotel is located in Washington, DC's Embassy Row neighborhood near Dupont Circle and is easily accessible via the DC subway (Metro) system. Breakfast will be served each day in the Churchill’s restaurant. All other meals provided as part of the workshop will be served at the Carriage House.

Check-in is scheduled for June 19th. Check-out is June 22nd. On check-in, participants will be expected to present a credit card for incidentals only. The cost of the room and breakfast will be billed directly to the MAA. Please do not contact the hotel directly regarding reservations; all arrangements will be through a housing list managed by MAA staff.

Draft Agenda:

Thursday, June 19, 2008

5:30-6:00 p.m.    Registration

6:00-7:00 p.m.    Introductions and Workshop Overview
7:00-9:00 p.m.    Dinner/Reception

Friday, June 20, 2008

9:00-9:15 a.m.    Daily Orientation

9:20-10:30 a.m.     Discussion Session I: Case Studies on Leadership
10:30-10:45 a.m.   Break

10:45-noon         Discussion Session II: Case Studies on Students & Curricular Change
12:00-1:00 p.m.   Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.    What Do Deans and Provosts Expect of Chairs?

2:10-3:30 p.m.    Discussion Session III: Case Studies on Faculty
3:30-4:00 p.m.    Break

4:00-5:30 p.m.    Discussion Session IV: Faculty Issues

5:30-6:00 p.m.    Break/MAA Headquarters Building Tour

6:00-7:00 p.m.    Dinner

7:00-9:00 p.m.    Networking and Teamwork Exercise

Saturday, June 21, 2008

9:00-9:15 a.m.        Daily Orientation

9:20-10:30 a.m.      Discussion Session V: Students, Curricula, & Programs
10:30-10:45 a.m.    Break

10:45-noon            Presentation:  Program. Reviews
12:00-1:00 p.m.     Lunch

1:00-2:20 p.m.       Discussion Session VI: Managing Conflict; Finances
2:20-2:40 p.m.       Break

2:40-4:00 p.m.       Open Forum:  Nuts and Bolts Issues

Saturday evening: Dinner on your own

Sunday, June 22, 2008

9:00-9:15 a.m.        Daily Orientation

9:15-10:00 a.m.      NSF Opportunities

10:00-10:45 a.m.    MAA Resources and Initiatives
10:45-11:00 a.m.    Break

11:00-11:45 a.m.    Faculty Development

11:45-noon            Participant Reflections; Wrap-Up

Questions about PREP? Contact Olga Dixon at 202-319-8498 or