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 programming is primarily based on suggestions or topics of interest identified by TTU department chairs. If you would like to suggest a topic, please contact Suzanne Tapp.

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

Chair Academy: Kick-Off Session

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
11:00 to 2:00
via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91959862001
Presenters: Dr. Ron Hendrick, Dr. Angela Lumpkin, Dr. Tracy Kitchel
The fall semester is almost here and I look forward to the start of Chair Academy. On September 7th, we'll kick off Chair Academy with a unique opportunity made possible by the NSF TTU-ADVANCE-ADAPT grant. This session will have a longer format and  feature a guest speaker from The Ohio State University. He is known for his interactive style and his emphasis on practical examples and scenarios facing chairs, and should prove to be engaging and helpful.

Growing Your Leadership Skills for the Department Chair Role

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:45 to 1:00
TLPDC 153 or via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97427557382
Presenters: Dr. Angela Lumpkin, Dr. Robin Germany, Dr. Rob Peaslee, Dr. Sean Cunningham, Dr. Scott Burris, Dr. Magda Toda
The list of responsibilities and tasks for a department chair may seem unending! But much has been written about how the management responsibilities of a chair and the leadership a department chair gives are not mutually exclusive acts. Join the Chair Mentoring subcommittee of the ADVANCE Grant (including Angela Lumpkin, Robin Germany, Rob Peaslee, Sean Cunningham, Scott Burris, and Magda Toda) as they discuss this tension and the challenge of leading well.
*Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to get your lunch and enjoy conversations before 12:00.

Recognizing Engaged Scholarship in Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure 

Monday, November 1, 2021
12:00 to 1:00
TLPDC 153 or via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/98466810210 
Presenter: Dr. Diane Doberneck
In collaboration with University Outreach and Engagement, this Chair Academy session, led by Dr. Diane Doberneck will provide concepts of engaged scholarship and share strategies for recognizing engaged scholarship in faculty reappointment, promotion and tenure processes. Attendees will understand the primary characteristics of engaged scholarship including its disciplinary nuances, become familiar with associated scholarly expectations, and discuss ways of evaluating and measuring the quality of faculty engagement work.
*Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to get your lunch and enjoy conversations before Dr. Doberneck begins promptly at 12:00.

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