Department Chairs Workshop & Events

Chair Brown Bag Series

Please feel free to bring your own lunch and we'll supply the water and snacks.

Department Chairs Bag Lunch Series

Bag lunch sessions for department chairs focus on a variety of topics intended to support chairs in their roles as leaders of academic departments. Many of the sessions are led by experienced chairs or other campus administrators with specific experience or expertise in that topic. Session topics are determined by chairs in addition to relevant updates in Academic Affairs. 

Department Chairs Bag Lunch Schedule

The following dates have been established for department chair sessions:

  • Conflict Management for Department Chairs
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:15-2:00 PM
    203 Mrak Hall
    Registration for this event is now closed
  • Managing Productive Faculty Meetings
    Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:15-1:45 PM
    203 Mrak Hall
    Registration for this event is now closed
  • Faculty Disability Issues - A Chair's Guide to Navigating Sensitive Ground
    Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:15-1:45 PM
    203 Mrak Hall
    Registration for this event is now closed
  • Is it Bullying? - Awareness, Understanding & Strategies in Dealing with Abrasive Behaviors
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:15-2:00 PM
    Student Community Center Multi-purpose Room
    Registration for this event is now closed
  • Academic Advancement - Update for Department Chairs
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 12:15-2:00 PM
    203 Mrak Hall
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  • Unit 18 Lecturers - A Primer for Chairs
    Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:15-1:45 PM
    203 Mrak Hall
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  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Dean - Former Deans Panel
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:15-1:45 PM
    203 Mrak Hall
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  • Academic Personnel 101B: What's New In Academic Personnel?
    Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12:15-2:00 PM
    203 Mrak Hall
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2016 Two-Day Mandatory New Chairs Workshop

Academic Affairs offers a two-day, mandatory session for newly appointed department chairs and directors. This training is typically held immediately before the start of Fall Quarter each academic year. The goal of the workshop is to provide chairs with key information and resources to assist them in their new roles. The session also allows chairs and directors the opportunity to interact with counterparts in other departments and programs. Vice Chairs and returning chairs are also welcome to attend to share their experiences and perspectives to the dialogue. Each year Academic Affairs updates this workshop to make it as useful and practical for the chairs and vice chairs in attendance. A complimentary continental breakfast and catered lunch are provided.

Session Topics Include:

  • Procedures for faculty advancement
  • Managing department resources
  • Financial management
  • Facilitating faculty success - faculty searches, nurturing new faculty
  • Important policies/procedures
  • Creating a productive work environment for faculty and staff

Workshop Schedule

  • 2016 Two-Day Mandatory New Chairs Workshop
    Wednesday, September 14 - Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    MU II (2nd Floor)
    Registration for this event is now closed
  • All Chairs Budget Update 2016-17
    Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 1:15-2:15 PM
    MU II (2nd Floor)
    Registration for this event is now closed

Please send any questions or suggestions for topics to:


Director, Faculty Relations and Development

Facultyrelations@ucdavis.edu

(530) 754-5378