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Helping the Faculty in Teaching It is part of your job as department chair to help the faculty become better teachers.
Faculty Teaching Responsibilities
Faculty members must:
Ensure that your faculty are aware of University policies that relate to teaching, such as:
Faculty Forms for the following nonstandard courses can be found on the Registrar’s webpage:
All junior faculty (and some not so junior) benefit from having a mentor in the department.
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Creating a Collegial Research Culture
You play an important role in setting the tone for research in your department.
Becoming a department chair often means taking a larger view of the University and your role in it.
Full-time, tenure-track faculty searchAs the department chair, you play a pivotal role in shaping your department through the faculty you hire.
Full-time, Non-Tenure Track Instructors
Administrative Annual Reviews
In addition to the above services, the Department of Languages, Literature and Composition operates The Writing Center, which offers free, 50-minute sessions of one-on-one tutoring at any stage of the writing process. Distance tutoring is also available via Skype.
Other essential services for students are provided by Student Affairs:
Hiring and Managing Adjuncts
Approval of Graduation Applications
Academic Plans for Financial Aid Appeals
Enrollment Services – Orientation, Advising and Registration (OAR); Fab Fridays and Open Houses
Enrollment Services – Information on the P Drive
On the “P Drive” under the folder titled Enrollment Services, a host of valuable information can be found, including the names of all accepted students for the upcoming semester, names of all students who have registered to attend the upcoming OARs, student test scores, information for advisors, transcripts, and the financial aid “plan of study” form. This can be a very helpful site.
Handling ComplaintsHere are 10 key guidelines for handling complaints:
Plus two more:
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Additional Information Common Work Calendar
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