Chair Development

Professional development does not end with appointment to an academic leadership position. The Office of the Provost provides a number of professional development opportunities throughout the year to support chairs.

Workshops and confidential chair peer forums share information on such topics as transitioning from faculty member to an academic leadership position, strategies for promoting healthy work-life balance, best practices in hiring, hiring a diverse faculty, negotiations, providing feedback and conducting reviews, and the role of the chair in the tenure process.

We offer training for deans and chairs in the following topics: 

  • Tenure for deans and chairs
  • Budgeting for your unit
  • Understanding the UChicago administration
  • Writing a diversity and inclusion plan

Programming Areas