Department chairs

Study questions whether elite college courses are of higher quality than others

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Study's preliminary findings suggest that teaching quality and academic rigor are not necessarily stronger at prestigious institutions.

Princeton grad student takes on the humanities crisis from a decidedly gendered perspective

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Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.

Temple University faces scrutiny over rejection of African-American studies department's choice as chair

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Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.

2017 Leadership in Higher Education Conference

Thu, 10/19/2017 to Sat, 10/21/2017


202 East Pratt St. Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Baltimore , Maryland 21202
United States

Academic Chairpersons Conference

Wed, 02/08/2017 to Fri, 02/10/2017


444 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans , Louisiana 70130
United States

Seminar for Department Chairs/Heads

Sun, 10/01/2017 to Tue, 10/03/2017


998 West Mission Bay Drive Bahia Resort Hotel
San Diego , California 92109
United States

How to survive your first year as department chair (essay)


Becoming a department chair is difficult under the best of circumstances, but even more so during a tumultuous political moment. Kerry Ann Rockquemore offers some strategies for moving forward.

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