Title

Forming a Learning Community for New Chairs

Department

Information Systems

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2015

Abstract

Given that “most individuals who become department chairs have neither leadership preparation nor a clear understanding of what the job entails” (Wolverton, Ackerman, and Holt 2005), the professional development of new chairs is critical. Recognizing this need, an experienced chair who had recently accepted a chair's position in a different department at our university sought ways to develop a campus-wide community of new and experienced chairs that would have administrative development benefits for all participants.

Journal

The Department Chair

Journal ISSN

1936-4393

Volume

25

Issue

4

First Page

25

Last Page

27

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1002/dch.30023