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Chairs and Directors Resources

Due to several conflicting events surrounding the May 21st event, the Committee has decided to postpone the 2014 Chairs’ and Directors’ Professional Development Day to Wednesday, August 20th in Wells Conference Center. The schedule and theme of Faculty Retention will remain the same.

The morning session, beginning at 9 a.m., will be focused on skills and information for NEW chairs/directors, while the afternoon session will focus on scenario-based conversations with both new and experienced individuals on the topic of faculty retention. A luncheon for everyone will be served prior to the afternoon session at noon.

Please RSVP to Angela Hart at 1-3439 or to risingtide@maine.edu.

  We hope that this new date will provide an opportunity to positively kick-start another academic year in your chair and director positions!

 

Our 2nd Annual Department Chair/Unit Director Professional Development Day was held on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013.  Below are links to some of the handouts distributed that day.  If you have any questions, or would like a complete packet of materials, please call 581.3439.

Crucial Conversations
Leadership Styles
The Jobs of the Chair
Moving from Professor to Department Chair

The Department Chair, a quarterly newsletter developed by the Department Chair Leadership Institute and edited by Carolyn Allard, focuses on issues relevant to academic administrators. Access this publication on-line from the USM School of Law Library using the link above. A University of Maine bar code (found on your UM ID card) is required to access this electronic resource.

Department Chair / Unit Director Resource Materials
Table of Contents

  1. Faculty – Office of Human Resources
  2. Departmental Toolkit – Office of Human Resources
  3. Hiring – Office of Human Resources
  • Faculty Position
  • Salaried (Professional) Position
  • Hourly (Classified) Position
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  1. Professional and Hourly Performance Evaluation – Office of Human Resources
  2. Other Resources
  3. Holding Effective Meetings – Cooperative Extension

Faculty Resources
Office of Human Resources

  1. AFUM / Non-Represented Full-Time Faculty
  1. PATFA Part-Time Faculty

  1. Additional Resources

  1. Forms –  PDF forms must be saved as blank copies before data is entered.

Please print completed PDF forms before exiting the application to prevent data loss.

  1. Human Resources Contacts

Departmental Toolkit
Office of Human Resources

  1. Payroll

  1. Holiday Schedule
  2. Guidelines for Background Checks and Pre-Employment Medical Exams
  3. Performance Management
  1. Hiring Review Process
  2. Employment Related Policies
  3. Wage Compensation Schedules
  4. Compensation Schedule for PATFA
  5. PATFA Service Credit List
  6. Overload Teaching Schedule
  1. Notices of Assignments – PATFA
  2. Professional Employment – Selected Academic / Research Titles and Appointment Definitions
  3. Procedures to Determine Independent Contractor / Consultant Status
  4. Documentation of Oral Warning
  5. Seniority Lists
  1. Worker’s Compensation

  1. Trainings

  1. Forms – PDF forms must be saved as blank copies before data is entered.

Please print completed PDF forms before exiting the application to prevent data loss.

 
Hiring
Office of Human Resources

 Faculty Position

  1. Tools

  1. Forms – PDF forms must be saved as blank copies before data is entered.

Please print completed PDF forms before exiting the application to prevent data loss.

Salaried (Professional) Position

  1. Tools

Hourly (Classified) Position

  1. Tools

  1. Forms – PDF forms must be saved as blank copies before data is entered.

Please print completed PDF forms before exiting the application to prevent data loss.PreEmploymentChecklist

Postdoctoral Research Associate

  1. Tools

                  i.      UMPSA Agreement

                  i.      Guidelines for Hiring Salaried Employees

                  i.      RTF (See Forms, Section VII)

                  ii.      Job Description

                  iii.      Recruitment Strategy Form

                  iv.      Post doc Research Associate Appointment Form (See Forms, Section VII)

                  v.      Pre-Employment Health and Safety Checklist

                 i.      Separation Form (See Forms, Section VII)

  1. Forms – PDF forms must be saved as blank copies before data is entered.

Please print completed PDF forms before exiting the application to prevent data loss.

Professional & Hourly Performance Evaluation
Office of Human Resources

  1. Salaried (Professional) Employees

  1. Hourly (Classified) Employees

  1. Forms – PDF forms must be saved as blank copies before data is entered.

Please print completed PDF forms before exiting the application to prevent data loss.

Other Resources
Links to Home Webpages

  1. Provost’s Office
  2. Office of Equal Opportunity
  3. Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  4. Safety and Environmental Management
  5. Division of Student Affairs
  6. Employee Assistance Program
  7. Human Resources (Orono)
  8. University of Maine System
  9. CETA

Bulletins Prepared and Provided by Cooperative Extension 

  1. Facilitation – What is it?
  2. The Art of Great Meetings
  3. Effective Communication
  4. Appreciating Differences
  5. Thinking Together: Making Better Decision in Groups
  6. Working With Group Conflict
  7. Vision, Mission, Goals & Objectives…Oh My!