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Department heads meet on the first Wednesday of each month to discuss how to lead an academic unit. Examples of past topics include evaluating faculty, engaging in philanthropy, strategic planning and faculty mentoring.

Following each Department Head Development Series lunch meeting, Faculty Affairs hosts a Department Head Networking Social at the University Club (Rudder Tower) from 4-6 p.m.

Previous Meeting Topics

Wednesday, April 3

Transforming Challenged Units and Departments: Fixing Problems that We Didn't Create

Led by Erin Randall and Dr. Jeffrey Liew

Wednesday, March 6

Empowering Leadership: Practicing "Leader as Coach" Approach to Annual Evaluations

Led by Dr. Miranda Walichowski and Dr. Heather Wilkinson

Wednesday, February 7

What I Learned Navigating the Faculty Non-Renewal Process

Led by Dr. Galen Newman and Dr. Tommy McDonald

Wednesday, December 6

Resources and Strategies for Navigating Challenging Student Situations

Led by Leaders from the Division of Student Affairs

Wednesday, November 1

Improving Your Annual Evaluations for Faculty Using F180

Led by Dr. David Cairns, Professor & Head - Department of Geography

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Wednesday, October 4

Faculty Affairs Overview

Presentation by: Dr. N.K. Anand - Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Facilitated Discussion about Encouraging Faculty Service

Led by: Dr. Heather Wilkinson - Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Wednesday, September 6

Information on Managing Risk, Being Compliant, and Ethical Standards at Texas A&M

Presented by: Kevin McGinnis - Vice President and Chief Risk, Ethics and Compliance Officer