Presentation Theme

Operating the Department

Presentation Type

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion (Facilitated during Thursday or Friday lunch and is centered on one key topic)

Abstract

Six decades of literature were examined to get a sense of the role of the academic chair. Three things emerge. Roles: (a) vary widely; (b) change drastically; (c) are culturally influenced. This session discusses the role’s development from the influence of societal changes more than duties assigned by administrators.

Keywords

Academic leadership, Department Chair, Roles & Responsibilities, Organizational Culture, Social trends, External factors

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Six decades of literature were examined to get a sense of the role of the academic chair. Three things emerge. Roles: (a) vary widely; (b) change drastically; (c) are culturally influenced. This session discusses the role’s development from the influence of societal changes more than duties assigned by administrators.