2022 VIRTUAL Seminar for Department Chairs/Heads

APRIL 19, 20, 24, 25

(4 days of instruction over two weeks)

The Seminar is open to chairs/heads at accredited baccalaureate degree-granting CCAS member institutions.  No more than FOUR chairs from the same institution will be admitted.  The first 50 registration requests will be accepted; additional requests will be wait-listed in order of receipt.  
Program Date & Time Outline
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, April 19      1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, April 20         1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Monday, April 24           1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Tuesday, April 25          1:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Program Details

Day 1

1:00pm – 1:20pm        Welcoming Remarks

1:20pm – 2:30pm        Opening Plenary:  The Chair as Academic Leader

2:30pm – 3:40pm        Issues in Resource Management

3:40pm – 4:30pm         Networking Activity

Day 2

1:00 – 2:30pm               Basics for New Chairs Overview


2:30-4:00pm                  Problem-Solving for Experienced Chairs Overview

4:00 – 4:45pm               Taking Care of Yourself Discussion

Day 3

1:00 – 2:15pm               Working with the Dean Overview and Breakouts

2:30-4:00pm                   Managing People & Conflict Overview and Breakouts

4:15 – 4:45pm               Taking Care of Your Career

Day 4                                                                                          

1:00 – 2:30pm               Recruitment, Retention, and Faculty Development Overview and Breakouts

2:45-4:15pm                   Case Studies Introduction and Breakouts

4:20-4:45pm                  Closing Discussion and Action Items

Registration Fee   CCAS Member Institution (per person)             $400                     
Payment must be made by credit card at the time you register.  Registration includes electronic workbook and you will be provided with a Zoom link for meeting participation.  Registration is not transferable.
How to Register
Click the “Next” button located at the bottom of the screen.  Enter email address of registrant in "New User" box and click "Continue as New User," completing the information requested for the attendee.  You are now ready to register.
Registration Deadline
The registration deadline is March 1, or until the seminar is filled.  Your registration will be confirmed once you have successfully completed the online registration process. 
Cancellation Policy
For written cancellations received in the CCAS office by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 6, CCAS will refund the registration fee, less a $30 administrative fee.  After March 6, no refunds will be granted.


CCAS, founded in 1965, is the national association for deans of arts & sciences. CCAS represents 800+ deans and 1200+ associate/assistant deans and fosters excellence in colleges and schools of arts & sciences by:

  • connecting deans with each other
  • providing professional development
  • serving as a forum for discussing issues in higher education
  • advocating for liberal learning


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