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This important book includes case studies and practical strategies to help design learning activities within a course that will take advantage of social media in order to better meet pedagogical needs and increase the course effectiveness.


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JOURNAL
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This quarterly periodical for department chairs and deans features practical advice, useful information, and up-to-date resources. Its applications, techniques, case studies, strategies, and guidance are directly relevant to today's academic leaders.
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DEPARTMENT CHAIR SPOTLIGHT
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In Partnership with IDEA Education:
Chair Feedback and Development Program
The IDEA Feedback System for Chairs is the only nationally available tool for chairs that provides feedback, analysis, and a customized plan for professional development based on priorities determined by the chair. It addresses two fundamental questions:
     –How effective am I perceived to be?
     –What might I do to improve? 

Available now: The Chair Feedback and Development Program connects individual feedback with a developmental plan and resources offered through the Jossey-Bass Department Chair Leadership Institute. More.

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT
Designing Online Courses
This book offers a much-needed resource for faculty and professional staff to build quality online courses by focusing on quality standards in instructional design and transparency in learning outcomes in the design of online courses. It includes effective instructional strategies to motivate online learners, help them become more self-directed, and develop academic skills to persist and successfully complete a program of study online. It also includes a more in-depth understanding of instructional design principles to support faculty as they move their face-to-face courses to the online environment. Read Chapter 1 from this valuable guide now. More.

JOURNAL
Finding Happiness as Chair
In The Department Chair journal you’ll find such enlightening articles as “Finding Happiness as Chair: What the Buddha Said” by Randel Brown and Diana Linn. Department chairs can easily relate to a work life that is often imbalanced. Buddha had a few simple points of advice for individuals with complex occupations that may lead them to equilibrium: a life and job in balance. Read the article from the spring 2014 issue now. More.

Quick Tips and Practical Advice

Creating Positive Relationships with Faculty: Collaborators Read More.

Q. How can chairs engage faculty in shared governance? Read More.

Q. Why is it important for chairs to take the pulse of their departments? Read More.

Sample Chapters and Articles

Buddha had a few simple points of advice for individuals with complex occupations that may lead them to equilibrium: a life and job in balance. Read More.

This book offers a much-needed resource for faculty and professional staff to build quality online courses by focusing on quality standards in instructional design and transparency in learning outcomes in the design of online courses. Read More.

The IDEA Feedback System for Chairs is the longest-standing feedback system for academic department chairs in higher education. Read More.

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