Presentation Type

Best Practice Presentation (45 minute presentation about a specific best practice)

Abstract

Although Chairs may possess great latitude in their departmental leadership, changing the culture of a department requires effort and planning. This session will discuss how a new chair increased transparency, initiated faculty development opportunities, and led by example to expand shared governance and increase faculty morale.

Keywords

leading change, departmental culture, faculty development, shared governance, leadership

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csw AUGUST 2015 vita.docx (37 kB)
CV for Catherine WEbster

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Turning the Titanic: Reshaping Departmental Culture as a New Chair

Although Chairs may possess great latitude in their departmental leadership, changing the culture of a department requires effort and planning. This session will discuss how a new chair increased transparency, initiated faculty development opportunities, and led by example to expand shared governance and increase faculty morale.