For Department Chairs and Directors

Does this job come with a manual?

Not exactly.

But we have developed a rich resource library intended to help you succeed in your administrative role. 

You’ll benefit from lessons learned and evidence-based practical advice offered by other academic administrators in The Department Chair, a quarterly online newsletter. 

And you’ll find UMaine policy summaries, procedures, and forms all in one place in the  Department Chair Handbook on the Provost’s site.

It’s good to have the current employee contracts handy. 

Lastly, the links below provide access to a multitude of materials organized by topic to help you confidently deal with challenges within your unit. 

2019 - 2020 Events for Chairs and Directors

March 11 Breakfast: Assessment and Student Outcomes 
Facilitated by the Office of Institutional Research & Assessment
Wells Conference Center • 8 – 9:30 am

January 16 Half Day Retreat: Topic TBD
Wells Conference Center • 8 am – 1 pm

November 6 Breakfast: Fundraising for your Unit
Wells Conference Center • 8 – 9:30 am

September 19 Breakfast: Student Evaluations of Teaching
Wells Conference Center • 8 – 9:30 am

August 13: Professional Development Day for Chairs and Directors
Wells Conference Center • 8:30 am – 3:00 pm • Lunch is included

Visit our EVENTS page for more information or to register.

Department Chair/Director Resource Library