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“Leadership and Learning are indispensable to each other.”

–President John F. Kennedy, 1963

 

Welcome to the TCU Chairs Resources website!

TCU frog fountainIt is often noted that department chairs have one of the most difficult, yet important, jobs on a university campus.  They provide critical leadership at the foundational level of the university, where students, faculty, and staff come together.  Department chairs are responsible for a wide variety of issues relating to scheduling, hiring, personnel, assessment, curriculum, budget, contracts, development, and much more.  No other leadership position on campus has as much direct impact on the quality of our academic product as that of the department chair.  Leadership and learning are indeed critical aspects of our work.

This website offers support for TCU department chairs and program directors, providing information on policy and procedure, easy access to administrative forms, links to “best practice” resources, and information on training sessions and meetings of the Chairs Council.

Professional Development and Training for Department Chairs

Leadership in Higher Education Conference

Kansas State Academic Chairpersons Conference

Academic Impressions

Council of Independent Colleges

Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences

The Chair Academy