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Chairs and Directors Annual Workshop Series

Because of the importance and complexity of the Department Chair’s job, the Office of the Provost and Human Resource Services provides a yearly series of workshops. The schedule for these workshops appears below. The goals of these workshops are: to provide chairs and directors with tools that will help them in executing their jobs; to introduce them to other people at the University who can assist in their work; and to identify and build a peer group of other chairs and directors who can be consulted as problems arise. The workshops are available at the regional campuses and previous workshops are available through video streaming. Handouts are provided for each workshop and can be found at all times at

The Department Chairs and Directors Training Workshops are designed to address the needs of current and experienced chairs, faculty and administrators of academic units.

Human Resource Services collaborates with the Office of the Provost to coordinate this annual series addressing such topics as faculty performance reviews, personnel issues, recruitment, leadership and communication. Note: Viewing of the video streams will not be reflected on your HRS training history.

Department Chairs and Directors Training Workshop Schedule

All sessions will be broadcast on Zoom.

DateTimeDelivery CourseZoom Link/Recording
Sept. 1
2:00-3:30 p.m.ZoomUniversity OverviewZoom Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Thursday, November 98:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.In-Person Workshop/Hybrid (CUB Junior Ballroom)WSU Marketing Overview, NSSE Result Overview, COACHE Survey ResultsZoom Recording

WSU Marketing Overview

NSSE Result Overview

COACHE Survey Results

Tuesday, November 281:30-3:00 p.m.ZoomAnnual Review of FacultyZoom Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Friday, January 192:00-3:30 p.m.ZoomRole of Chairs and Directors in Promotion, Tenure, and Third-Year Review ProcessesZoom Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Memorandum - Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

Promotion Process Clarification

Review Forms

Tenure Clock Schedule

Friday, February 162:00-3:30 p.m.ZoomHolistic Evaluation of TeachingZoom Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Friday, March 222:00-3:30 p.m.ZoomUnderstanding Ethics in Public Service Zoom Recording

PowerPoint Slides
Thursday, April 118:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.In-Person Workshop/Hybrid (Martin Stadium)Managing Difficult Situations, Early Alerts SystemsWorkshop Agenda

Zoom Recording: Managing Difficult Situations

PowerPoint Slides: Managing Difficult Situations

Zoom Recording: Early Alert Systems

PowerPoint Slides: Early Alert Systems
Wednesday, May 82:00-3:30 p.m.ZoomRole of Chairs and Directors in Promotion and TenureZoom Recording

PowerPoint Slides

Administrative Review Forms