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UW SYSTEM DEPARTMENT CHAIRS WORKSHOP

November 6-8, 1997
Valley Inn
Neenah, Wisconsin

sponsored by
The Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council
Office of Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin System


Overall Purposes and Goals:

To provide a retreat setting in which department chairs from System institutions can consider their roles as chairs and the major issues with which they contend. We hope to address many, if not most, of the basics of chairing a department effectively, and will also devote attention to such issues as the improvement of undergraduate teaching and learning, faculty development, and the faculty reward system. A major theme will be the need for chairs to be leaders, not just managers, in today’s higher education environment; workshop sessions will be aimed at helping participants to learn about successful approaches to departmental leadership. In addition, the workshop will provide opportunities for chairs to begin developing a network of colleagues on and off their own campuses.

Anticipated Audience:

We expect that most participants will be relatively new chairs, but hope that some veteran chairs will attend as well to share their experiences and serve as mentors to their newer colleagues.

Preliminary Agenda

Thursday

1:00 - 1:30
Registration

1:45 - 3:45
Keynote/ Workshop: Street Level Leadership, Howard Cohen, Vice Chancellor, UW-Green Bay

4:00 - 6:00
Legal and Personnel Issues at the Department Level, John Tallman, Senior Legal Counsel, UW System

Friday

7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast

8:30 - 10:30
Continuation of Workshop on Legal and Personnel Issues, John Tallman

10:45 - 12:00
Concurrent Sessions

12:15 - 1:15
Lunch

1:30 - 4:00
Workshops

  • Working Through Conflict, Jonathan Shailor, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, UW-Parkside
  • Can Faculty Develop After Tenure? Post-Tenure Review as a Function of Strategic Planning, Jacqueline Ross, Senior Academic Planner, Office of Academic Affairs, UW System, and Gary Alexander, Academic Planner, Office of Academic Affairs, UW System
  • Optimizing Your Program Assessment Efforts, Timothy Sewall, Associate Provost, UW-Green Bay
  • 4:15 - 5:30
    Q & A with John Tallman

    5:45 - 7:00
    Reception/Dinner

    Saturday

    7:30 - 8:30
    Breakfast

    9:00 - 11:30
    Workshops

  • Working Through Conflict, Jonathan Shailor, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, UW-Parkside
  • Can Faculty Develop After Tenure? Post-Tenure Review as a Function of Strategic Planning Jacqueline Ross, Senior Academic Planner, Office of Academic Affairs, UW System, and Gary Alexander, Academic Planner, Office of Academic Affairs, UW System
  • Optimizing Your Program Assessment Efforts, Timothy Sewall, Associate Provost, UW-Green Bay
  • 11:45 - 1:00
    Closing Session and Lunch


    The Office of Professional & Instructional Development, formerly the Undergraduate Teaching Improvement Council, is part of the Office of Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin System.

    This page can be reached at: http://www.uwsa.edu/opid/conf/deptch97.htm.

    Last updated: July 25, 2001 .