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 website.

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

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

Food for Thought: Responsibilities of the Chair

Watch this and consider obligations to all stakeholders when making decisions. 

Department Chair/Director Resource Library