Chairs and Directors Resources

Networking and Workshop Event

Visioning & Strategic Planning for Chairs and Directors, May 16 2018 – 11-3pm in McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House

2017-2018 Department Chair/Director’s Breakfasts:

Legal Issues in the Chair/Director Role, September 27 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in Wells 3

Supporting Junior Faculty, November 14 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in Wells 3

Workload Distribution  & Faculty Morale, February 7 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in Wells 3

Managing Difficult Conversations, April 10 from 8:00 am to 9:30 am in Wells 3

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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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!