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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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This groundbreaking book includes information on how to develop writing skills by offering guidance on becoming an excellent manuscript reviewer and outlining what makes a good review.

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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 Student Writing
Guiding and assessing student writing in classrooms, general education, and departments takes knowledge, planning, and persistence, but it can be done effectively and efficiently. This book offers administrators, program chairs, general education leaders, and classroom instructors the guidance they need to articulate goals for, measure, and improve student writing, as well as document improvement. Practical, step-by-step guidance for each point in the assessment and improvement process creates a cohesive, institution-wide system that keeps students, faculty, and administrators on the same page. Read Chapter 1 from this valuable guide now. More.

Following Policy
In The Department Chair journal you’ll find such informative articles as “Policy: How to Stay on Top and Out of Trouble” by R. Kent Crookston. Most universities have hundreds of pages of policy that are continually growing and changing. A chair that sets out to become familiar with all institutional policy could quickly become overwhelmed. This article's five tips will help chairs navigate their instutitons' policies. Read the article from the summer 2014 issue now. More.

Quick Tips and Practical Advice

Q. How can chairs unite their departments? Read More.

Q. How can chairs engage faculty in the change process? Read More.

Q. How can new chairs offer support to faculty? Read More.

Sample Chapters and Articles

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

If multiculturalism is to flourish on college campuses, education professionals must develop the sensitivity and awareness in affirming relevant multicultural issues and develop the skills needed to offer meaningful services to all their students. Read More.

One of the most common admonitions to department chairs is “Make sure you know all campus policies and follow them.” Truth be told, it’s not possible to do this. Read More.

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