2024 CCAS Seminar for Department Chairs/Heads
September 22,23 & 24
Milwaukee, WI

The Seminar is open to chairs/heads at accredited baccalaureate degree-granting CCAS Member institutions only.  Due to space limitations, 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.

Registration Fee:   CCAS Member Institution (per person)             $975                          


Payment must be made by credit card at the time you register.  Registration includes seminar materials, two social hours, breakfast and lunch on Monday, breakfast on Tuesday, and refreshment breaks.
*If you are unsure whether your Institution is a CCAS member please email connect@ccas.net.
How to Register:  Click the “Next” button located at the bottom of this screen.  Enter email address of registrant in "New User" box and click "Continue as New User," completing the information requested.  You are now ready to register.
Registration Deadline:  August 23, or until the seminar is filled.  Your registration will be confirmed once you have successfully completed the online registration process.  Note:  Registration is likely to fill well before the cut-off date, so please do not make hotel and travel arrangements until you have received your registration confirmation.
Cancellation Policy: For written cancellations received in the CCAS office by 5:00 p.m. EST on August 8, CCAS will refund the registration fee, less a $95 administrative fee. After August 8, no refunds will be granted.
Program Details:


2:30pm                           Seminar Registration

3:00pm                          Welcoming Remarks

3:10pm – 5:15pm        Opening Plenary:  The Chair as Academic Leader

5:15pm – 6:15pm        Issues in Resource Management

6:15pm – 7:00pm         Networking Social Hour


7:30am – 8:30am         Breakfast

8:30am – 10:00am:       

The Basics for New Chairs

Problem-Solving for Experienced Chairs

10:00am – 10:30am    Refreshment Break (available all day)

10:30am – Noon           Managing People and Conflict

Noon – 2:00pm             Luncheon, Table Discussions, & The Doctor is In                                                 

2:00pm –3:30pm:         

Working with the Dean

Recruitment, Retention, and Development of Faculty

3:30pm – 4:00pm         Refreshment Break

4:00pm – 5:30pm:        

Recruitment, Retention, and Development of Faculty

Working with the Dean

5:30pm – 6:30pm         Taking Care of Yourself and Social Hour


7:30am – 8:30am         Breakfast

8:30am – 8:45am         Case Studies

8:45am – 10:30am     Breakout groups for Case Studies

10:30am – 10:45am    Refreshment Break

10:45am – 11:30am    Last Burning Questions

Hotel Information:
Drury Plaza Hotel Milwaukee Downtown
700 N. Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202
Rate:   $159 single/double plus tax
Hotel reservation deadline:  August 30
Attendees can make reservations by visiting this link or by calling 1-800-325-0720:


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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