This page provides resources for professional development of department chairs, academic leaders and those interested in learning more about these roles. In addition, resources are provided to assist leaders in working with their departments and units.
Quarterly Department Chair Briefings
Department chairs receive invitations from OFDDE to participate in quarterly briefings hosted by the provost. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
A new Canvas site has been developed in collaboration with the Faculty Advancement Network (FAN) Leadership Institute. Here you may access videos, research articles and tools developed by some of the foremost scholars conducting research on higher education today. Topics include:
Introduction to Equity-Minded Leadership
Faculty service and workload
Climate and Culture
Modules are made available as soon as possible following release by the FAN Leadership Institute. If you have any questions about these materials, please contact email@example.com.
Faculty Advancement Network
The Faculty Advancement Network is a consortium of Ivy+ universities collaborating to advance diversity and inclusion in the American professoriate Since 2020, FAN has hosted a number of Inclusive Leadership Workshops, open to all consortium members. In Fall 2022, FAN began hosting the Institute on Inquiry, Equity and Leadership in the Academic Department. Member institutions may nominate up to 5 department chairs or other senior academic leaders as Fellows to this institute. More information