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

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

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

November 6 Breakfast: Topic TBD (send us your suggestions!)
Wells Conference Center • 8 – 9:30 am

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

March 11 Breakfast: Topic TBD
Wells Conference Center • 8 – 9:30 am

Visit our EVENTS page for more information or to register.

Department Chair/Director Resource Library