Management Introduction

Managing an academic department is a messy business. On a daily basis you will encounter competing demands from students, faculty, staff, and the administration. Learning to juggle these demands is challenging.

The topics included in the Management Issues section are intended to give you guidance (not rules!) on many of the routine matters you will deal with in your chair role. Familiarizing yourself with the recommendations and procedures in this section should help you avoid some major pitfalls and make the day-to-day business of chairing seem less frenetic. You may even find time to smile again.