Chair Advisory Board
This working group will found a “Chair Advisory Committee” that will set the agenda and coordinate quarterly meetings for better communication with the Provost and all chairs, directors, and people in similar roles. They will schedule peer-learning opportunities for Chair & Director clinics. They will also work to accurately describe and quantify the workload of a chair to inform our approach to the entire “life-cycle” of the chair and necessary onboarding, professional development, off-boarding, and chair transition.
Benefits: Decrease stress and fatigue by equipping Chairs with the tools needed to more effectively balance their workload expectations with their own scholarly goals; to create a network where chairs can share insights with one another and more effectively communicate needs to their Deans and the Provost; establish a feedback loop between departments and the Provost.
Support chairs through entire “life-cycle” by providing onboarding, professional development, off-boarding, and transition; as well as networking clinics. Create a feedback loop between Chairs &Directors (and people in similar roles) and the Provost’s Office.
Scope of Work
- Create a clinic for collective problem solving for chair like roles
- Create a Chair Advisory Committee
- Work on quantifying the work of the Chair to inform a lifecycle approach to chair development
Communication Management, University College
Director & Associate Professor, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Geography, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
THE CHAIR ADVISORY BOARD IS AVAILABLE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS
Individual consultations allow chairs and directors a way to have confidential conversations about sensitive matters. If you are a chair or director with an issue that you would like to discuss via private consultation please complete the following form. Please include a brief description of the issue and preferred days/times to meet. Members of CAB are available to meet for consultation by appointment only.
Chair Advisory Board Working Group Updates
The Chair Advisory Board (CAB) seeks new members for two-year terms that begin on September 1, 2020.
The CAB’s scope of work is to 1) create a clinic for collective problem solving for people in...
In the spirit of providing a confidential and collaborative way for department chairs and academic directors across all DU academic units to share and address common challenges the Chair Advisory Board, in coordination with Kate Willink, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, piloted the Peer to Peer Solution Seeking Clinic (P2PSSC) on February 24, 2020.