2024 CCAS Seminar for Department Chairs/Heads
December 8, 9, & 10
New Orleans, LA

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:  November 8, 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 October 24, CCAS will refund the registration fee, less a $95 administrative fee. After October 24, no refunds will be granted.
Program Details:

CCAS Seminar for New Deans (December 8-11, 2024) & CCAS Seminar for Department Chairs & Heads (December 8-10, 2024)

  • Topics include College & Department Organization and Planning, Budget and Resource Management, Development, Recruitment and Retention of Faculty and Staff, Legal Issues, Communicating from the Middle, and more
  • Program includes interactive resentations, small group work, case study discussions, and informal networking at meals and receptions
  • Collocated in New Orleans, LA, with some shared programming & shared refreshments
  • Both seminars begin at 3:00 PM Sunday, December 8
  • Chairs conclude before lunch on Tuesday; Deans before lunch on Wednesday



3:30pm                           Seminar Registration

4:00pm - 4:10pm         Welcoming Remarks

4:10pm – 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 New Orleans
820 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70112
Rate:   $259 single/double plus tax
Hotel reservation deadline:  November 15
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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