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Chair Feedback and Development Program
Take your professional development into your own hands with this customized programdesigned to help chairs like you succeed
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Accessible and user-friendly, FERPA Clear and Simple clarifies the regulations and provides a ready reference for compliance and problem solving. 

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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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In Partnership with IDEA Education
Chair Feedback & 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? 

The Chair Feedback and Development Program connects individual feedback with a year of guided online professional development to help chairs and department heads succeed. More.

Improving Institutional Quality
This book provides a simple, straightforward model for understanding and meeting the calls for increased quality in higher education ever-present in today's culture. By focusing on why colleges and universities should take particular actions rather than only on what those actions should be, Five Dimensions of Quality provides the knowledge and strategies to prepare for a successful review. It is an ideal resource for leaders, accreditation committee members, and everyone on campus. Read Chapter 1 from this valuable guide now. More.

Intergenerational Collaboration and Succession Planning
In The Department Chair journal you’ll find such informative articles as “Beyond the Boom: Intergenerational Collaboration and Succession Planning for Dynamic Departments” by Jackie L. Booth and Manny Rosa. As the faculty ages, it is critical that department chairs focus on developing leaders from among the Generation X and Generation Y/Millennial groups as part of their succession plan. This article shares a process for identifying, evaluating, mentoring, and developing leaders from all generations to effectively meet the current and future demands of academic departments. Read the article from the fall 2014 issue now. More.

Quick Tips and Practical Advice

Q. Why is it important for chairs to value teamwork? Read More.

Q. What is the value to chairs of collecting and utilizing departmental data? Read More.

Q. How can chairs improve the summative peer-review process? Read More.

Sample Chapters and Articles

As the faculty ages, it is critical that department chairs focus on developing leaders from among the Generation X and Generation Y/Millennial groups as part of their succession plan. Read More.

For those wading through the accreditation process, which has become more difficult in recent years due to increasing regulation and pressure for greater accountability, this book offers expert guidance on understanding the underlying principles of the expectations of accrediting bodies. Read More.

This book provides step-by-step guidance for shaping better writers while keeping faculty workloads manageable. Read More.

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