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Should You Say Yes or No?  Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your commitments and wonder why you agreed to some of them? Read tips on managing your academic career and learning when to say no in The Chronicle of Higher Education blog PROFHACKER.


THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR, a quaterly 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 Resources – To support our faculty who have accepted, or are seeking administrative roles, ADVANCE has compiled an on-line manual which is available on the Provost’s website. In addition, ADVANCE  now offers a workshop for new and experienced Chairs and Directors each year in May.  Click here to access the on-line resource:  Dept.Chair/Unit Director Manual


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Rising Tide Center
5728 Fernald Hall, Room 102
Orono, Maine 04469-5728
Phone: 207-581-3439E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469