Chairs and Directors Resources


2018-2019 Department Chair/Director’s Breakfasts 

November: 14: Department Chair/Director Breakfast #2: Time Management and Effective Delegation 
Delegation is a skill. Hear how strategic delegation allows you to focus on the big stuff while ensuring your unit is moving forward.
 Wells Conference Center Room 3 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
This event is free and open to UMaine chairs and directors; register online on or before November 7th at 


Mark your calendars now for these Spring 2018 Department Chair events:

January 29- Fostering Professional Development for Faculty in your Department
March 13- Supervision, Evaluation, and Development of Staff

If you would like more information, you may call the Rising Tide Center at 207.581.3439, or email

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


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Workers Compensation:





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!