Department Chair Development Series

Dear Department Chairs:

I am pleased to announce the following lineup of events for the 2018-19 Department Chair Development Series. This series builds on the department chair brown bag series started in 2017-18, with the goal of bringing relevant and timely topics to department chairs in small, discussion-based settings.

Please save the following dates

Outside Professional ActivitiesAn overview of UC policy APM 025 - Conflict of Commitment and Outside Activities of Faculty Members, followed by a hands-on demo of the department chair role in the new OATS reporting system.

  • November 29, 1:00pm - 2:45pm or November 30, 10:00am -11:45am — Kerr Hall 60/62

Facilitating Culturally Inclusive Departmental MeetingsA one-hour webinar followed by 30 minutes of peer discussion.

  • December 11, 10:00am - 11:30am — Kerr Hall 60/62

Evaluating Contributions to Diversity StatementA one-hour interactive discussion of best practices when evaluating contributions to diversity statements in recruitments and advancement reviews. Co-sponsored by Vice Provost of Academic Affairs Herbie Lee.

  • January 23, 10:00am - 11:00am — Kerr Hall 212

Creating a Sense of Community with Graduate StudentsA one-hour webinar followed by 30 minutes of peer discussion.

  • February 13, 10:00am - 11:30am — Kerr Hall 212

Introduction to People Management at UCSCCo-sponsored by Staff Human Resources.

  • April — Date & Location TBA

Academic Personnel Department Chair LuncheonThe Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and the Chair of the senate Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP) will address new and timely topics in senate faculty merit and promotion review, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Academic Personnel.

  • May 2, 11:00am - 1:30pm — Horticulture II Meeting Hall, Arboretum

If you have any questions, please contact Hillary Schalit Bennett at or 831-502-8756.


Grace McClintock