Department Chair Development Series

Dear Department Chairs:

I am pleased to announce the following lineup of events for the 2019-20 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

Discussion with AVC Pablo ReguerínLearn about Undocumented Students and Immigration Enforcement Activities at UCSC.

  • September 11, 9:00am - 10:00am — Kerr Hall, Room 212

Fall Welcome LuncheonInterim CP/EVC Lori Kletzer will discuss her expectations for department chair leadership. AVP Academic Personnel Grace McClintock will give an overview of the policy governing department chair duties, and resources for chairs.

  • October 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm — University Center, Alumni Room

Title IXDiscussion with Title IX Director Isabel Dees.

  • November 13, 9:00am - 10:00am — Kerr Hall, Room 212

Managing Union-Represented EmployeesDiscussion with Employee & Labor Relations Director Jennifer Schiffner.

  • January 22, 9:00am - 10:00am — Kerr Hall, Room 212

Winter People Management LuncheonUC consultant Gerry Preciado presents ‘The Wedge: A Simple Metaphor for Improving All Your Relationships at Work.’

  • February 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm — Location TBD

Office of Diversity, Equity & InclusionDiscussion with Campus Diversity Officer Teresa Maria Linda Scholz, and Sónje Dayries, Associate Director for Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action.

  • March 11, 9:00am - 10:00pm — Kerr Hall, Room 212

Documenting Teaching & Using SET DataAssociate Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning Jody Greene will discuss how department chairs can provide guidance both for using SET data and for developing additional methods of documenting teaching.

  • April 15, 9:00am - 10:00pm — Kerr Hall, Room 212

Spring Academic Personnel LuncheonVice Provost for Academic Affairs Lee and senate Committee on Academic Personnel (CAP) Chair Westerkamp will address new and timely topics in senate faculty merit and promotion review, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A

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

Nurturing your Department Success: Strategic Planning to Increase Staff Engagement and RetentionDiscussion with Learning and Development Manager Adrienne Harrell

  • TBA, 9:00am - 10:00am — Kerr Hall, Room 212

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


Grace McClintock