Resources for Chairs

Rutgers Resources

Office of Academic Labor Relations: http://academiclaborrelations.rutgers.edu/
Information on Rutgers University policies, collective bargaining agreements, and related procedures.
 
Rutgers Academic Leadership Program: http://odl.rutgers.edu/leadership-programs/#ralp
Provides Rutgers–New Brunswick deans and chairs with a forum for addressing theoretical and practical problems of academic leadership, sharing effective practices across disciplines, disseminating information on policies and practices, and creating a collaborative network.
 
Compilation of policies at the university, school, and department levels at Rutgers University that affect tenured and tenure-track faculty members primarily in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
 
A collection of Rutgers faculty resources and materials. 
 
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs—Faculty Development: http://academicaffairs.rutgers.edu/faculty-development
Cohort programs, writing support, common-interest groups, and individual mentoring available universitywide.
 

External Resources

Two-day workshop that prepares department chairs for their roles as academic leaders in their programs as well as institutional leaders contributing to the larger mission of their colleges or universities.
 
ADVANCE University of Michigan: http://advance.umich.edu/good-practices.php
Good practices involving faculty hiring, mentoring, evaluation processes, and climate:
A collection of guidelines and best practices for faculty mentoring; awards and leadership; and annual, third-year, tenure, and promotion review.
 
Department Executive Officers (DEO) Seminar
Three-day annual event during which department heads and chairs discuss topics that range from conflict resolution and time management to faculty development, performance reviews, and group problem-solving.
 
Faculty mentoring for department chairs: A review and resource guide:
Mentoring tips and annotated bibliography for department chairs.
 
Hunter College Gender Equity Project: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/genderequity/resources
Resources include science faculty surveys; workshop, equity, and professional development materials; gender tutorials; and brochures.
 
Award-winning periodical written for academic administrators. Features in-depth articles focused on successfully leading an academic department.
 
Mentoring junior faculty: Advice to department chairs
Suggestions for chairs on mentoring new faculty members.
 
Penn State University Diversity Strategic Planning Workshop: Best and worst practices in mentoring ‘minority’ faculty.
Scenarios and strategies for mentoring underrepresented faculty.
 
University of Wisconsin’s Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research: http://cimerproject.org/#/
Resources to help organizations and institutions improve research mentoring.