Based on 21 years of experience as department chair, my advice for performing this role falls into six broad topics that comprise “responsibilities of the department chair:” 1) norming, 2) strategizing, 3) guiding, 4) complying, 5) developing, and 6) behaving. I describe each of these responsibilities and provide concrete examples from my own experience. They provide a useful checklist of things worth considering for performing the department chair role effectively.
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