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Essential Department Chair A Comprehensive Desk Reference

ISBN-10: 1118123743
ISBN-13: 9781118123744
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $38.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/23/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition of the classic book The Essential Department Chair is designed to be more comprehensive and up-to-date. The new edition incorporates many timely topics and is now truly more than a guide-it's a much-needed desk reference, a book that includes "everything you need to know to be a department chair." The book contains a wealth of new case studies and shows new department chairs how the guidelines would perform in a real-life situation.

The Author
Introduction
The Chair's Role and Career Path
In the Trenches
Preparing for the Chair's Role
Assessing What Kind of Department Chair You Are
Serving as an Untenured Department Chair
Coexisting with a Former Chair
Creating a Career Plan
Returning to the Faculty
Seeking Higher Administrative Positions
A Scenario Analysis on the Chair's Role and Career Path
Departmental Management and Politics
Understanding Departmental Ethics and Politics
Chairing Small Departments
Chairing Large Departments
Setting Course Rotations and Schedules
Making Decisions
Setting Annual Themes
Creating Departmental Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
A Scenario Analysis on Departmental Management and Politics
The Chair's Role in Searches, Hiring, and Firing
Writing Job Descriptions and Position Announcements
Understanding the Chair's Role in the Search Process
Interviewing Candidates
Letting Someone Go
A Scenario Analysis on Hiring and Firing
Mentoring Challenges and Opportunities for Department Chairs
Helping Faculty Members Sharpen Their Focus
Coaching Faculty Members to Increase Productivity
Promoting a More Collegial Department
Coping with Passive-Aggressive Behavior
Resolving Chronic Complaints
Addressing Staff Conflicts
Overcoming Conflicts
A Scenario Analysis on Mentoring Challenges
The Chair's Role in Faculty Development
Facilitating a Positive First-Year Faculty Experience
Coaching Faculty in Writing Effective Resumes
Creating an Effective Professional Development Plan
Creating an Effective Teaching Portfolio
Creating an Effective Course Syllabus
Promoting Creativity in Teaching and Learning
A Scenario Analysis on Faculty Development
Best Practices in Evaluation and Assessment
Creating Written Evaluations
Conducting Oral Evaluation Sessions
Writing Letters of Recommendation
Doing Assessment Effectively
Conducting Program Reviews
Conducting Posttenure Reviews
A Scenario Analysis on Evaluation and Assessment
Essentials of Budgeting and Planning
Strategic Planning
Planning a Budget
Implementing a Budget
Fundraising
Accounting for Sponsored Research
A Scenario Analysis on Strategic Budgeting and Planning
Epilogue: A Checklist for the Essential Department Chair
Index

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