Texas Tech University

Chair Academy

The TLPDC coordinates a series of professional development activities called the Chair Academy aimed specifically at department chairs. The Chair Academy steering committee includes the following individuals: Steve Fraze, Sharran Parkinson, Mark Charney, Lou Densmore, Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, Jodie Billingsley and Suzanne Tapp. The committee has identified topics of interest such as Understanding the Faculty Role in the Strategic Plan, External Funding and Increased Funding Expectations, Faculty Assessment and Annual Reviews, Teaching and Service Expectations, and Understanding and Quantifying Creative Research. If you would like to suggest a topic, please contact Suzanne Tapp or another steering committee member.

Books, Articles & Papers for Department Chairs - List of Resources 

Schedule of Fall 2017 events

Understanding Title IX

Wednesday, September 20th
12:00-1:00pm
TLPDC 153
Presenter: Kimberly Simón

Join Title IX Administrator Kimberly Simón for an overview of Title IX policies, procedures and resources at Texas Tech. Discussion will include common trends and presentations, and how to address issues inside and outside the classroom. 

Growing Your Online Programs: Resources to Support Distance Education at TTU

Tuesday, October 17th
Noon to 1:00
Room 153
Presenter: Melanie Hart & Justin Louder

Vice Provost Melanie Hart and Associate Vice Provost Justin Louder will lead a discussion regarding distance learning at Texas Tech, specifically focusing on how to grow online programs, the university infrastructure for developing online courses and how to create an online degree.

Support, Resources and HR Policies for LGBTQIA Students, Faculty and Staff

Friday, November 10th
Noon to 1:00
Room 151
Presenters: Jody Randall & Jodie Billingsley

Please join Jody Randall (Administrator, Office of LGBTQIA) and Jodie Billingsley (Assistant Vice President of Human Resources) for a discussion about resources offered to the Texas Tech community for programming and advocacy efforts to strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community, as well the ally community. The session will include discussion related HR policies that might affect our students, faculty, and staff who identify as LGBTQIA and promising practices from the Society for Human Resource Management, the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and more!

Teaching, Learning, & Professional Development Center