Chairs and Directors Resources

The 5th Annual Department Chair/Unit Director Professional Development Day will be held on August 11, 2016. Register For Dept Chair/Unit Director Professional Development Day August 11, 2016

If you would like more information for this event, you may call the ADVANCE 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!