Department Chair Leadership Program

The Department Chair Leadership Program provides an opportunity for university department chairs to engage with topics and strategies about faculty performance, developing faculty, hiring diverse and talented faculty, managing and resolving conflict, and more. The program sessions also offer opportunities for department chairs to engage and network across the VCU community. 

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Upcoming events

Mon., Sept. 13, 2021
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Scott House, 909 W. Franklin St.

Meet and Greet with Provost Sotiropoulos
This session features Fotis Sotiropoulos, Ph.D., VCU's new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Click here to register for the Sept. 13 session

Please note: the event will follow COVID safety protocols. 

Previous events

Climate Matters
Date: Jan. 28, 2020, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Cathy Trower , Ph.D., President, Trower & Trower
Location: Cabell Library, Room 303


The Special and Important Role of Department Chairs in P&T Process
Date: Feb. 19, 2020, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Speaker: Gypsy Denzine, Ph.D., Senior vice provost for faculty affairs
Location: University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms A-B


PPE for department chairs: What to expect when you’re expecting a pandemic, protests and elections
Date: Aug. 6 2020, 1-2:30 p.m. via Zoom
Speaker: Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., Vice President of Institutional Equity, Effectiveness and Success and Professor and Director, VCU iCubed


Fall 2020 and the Need for Strong Academic Leadership: A Conversation with the Provost
Date: Sept. 2 2020, 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom
Speaker: Gail Hackett, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs


Leading Equity-Minded Reform of Academic Workloads
Date: Oct. 16 2020, 10-11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Speaker: KerryAnn O'Meara, Ph.D., Professor of Higher Education and 2020 President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).


Conducting Faculty Reviews During a Pandemic
Date: Feb. 9, 2021, 3-4:30 p.m. via Zoom
Speaker: Gypsy Denzine, Ph.D., Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs


Lunch and Learn: Strategic Recruitment Plan Rollout
Date: Apr. 7, 2021, noon-1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Speaker: Tim Davey, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs