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Conference Schedule

PASSHE Department Chair Conference

Co-hosted by Kutztown and Millersville Universities

May 14-15, 2014

Leading in a Time of Change


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Registration and Light Breakfast 8:30-9:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15 am
Chancellor's Address with Q&A Session 9:15-10:45 am
Break 10:45-11:00 am
The Chair and the CBA 11:00 am-12:15 pm
This session will focus on retaining faculty vis-à-vis tenure and retrenchments. [handout]
Lunch 12:30-1:30 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1:30-2:30 pm
The New Chair: Transitioning from Colleague to Leader
The Visionary Chair: Management to Transformation
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 2:30-3:30 pm
New Chair: Connecting Your Scholarly Goals with Your New Leadership Role
Challenges of Mental Health Issues for Faculty and Students
Supporting Diversity and Inclusion Goals on Your Campus [handout, data]
Break 3:30-3:45 pm
Discipline-Specific Breakout Sessions 3:45-5:00 pm
Arts, Business, Education, Health, Humanities, Non-School Departments, Science, Social Sciences
Dinner Groups (optional) 6:30 pm
Sign-up sheets will be available at registration. All participants are responsible for the cost of their own meal and beverages. Click here to view restaurants and menus.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Registration and Light Breakfast       7:30-8:00 am
Let's Get Started
8:00-8:05 am
What Happens in the Classroom Stays in the Classroom? Not Anymore! Legal Issues for Chairs [handout, website] 8:15-9:45 am
Break 9:45-10:00 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions 10:00-11:00 am
Department and College Level Budgeting [handout]
Department Level PASSHE Collaboration
An Organized Voice for PASSHE Chairs? 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Lunch 12:00-12:30 pm

Click here to download a .pdf of the full Conference Agenda. This document includes information about presenters and session locations.

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