New Dean Welcome Kit
Everything you need to know to make the most of your membership

Discussions for Deans
A series of free online discussions for the CCAS community to help support and guide us;
no registration needed

Anti-Racism Resources
Articles, books, essays, blogs, and aggregated resources

CCAS Committee on Cultural Diversity
Guide for best practices for improving both recruitment and retention of diverse faculty

Why Academic Deans Stay or Exit
A study co-sponsored by the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD), the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), and researchers

Coronavirus Resources
Strategy suggestions, tips, lists of resources

CCAS Connect
Gain access to the CCAS discussion groups called ‘communities.’ Some are automatically assigned, like Deans and Associate and Assistant Deans. Others are set up for committees and can be initiated by any member.

The Deans Knowledge Base (DKB)
A searchable database of resource documents

Deans ListServ
Facilitates discussion and networking

Job Postings
Academic administrative positions in higher education

2021 New Hires Survey
CCAS survey of starting salaries and start-up packages for new faculty hired into full-time,
tenure track or tenured positions.

Advocacy Resources
Liberal Arts Advocacy, CCAS Public Statements, Free Speech

Annual Meeting Presentations
A collection of presentations from the CCAS annual event

Resources for Chairs/Heads

Deans CCAS Deans: Recommended Readings |
Chairs Department Chairs and Heads: CCAS Recommended Reading |

To Dean or Not to Dean
A presidential address given by Paul B. Bell, Jr. a the 45th Annual Meeting

Mediating Conflict: Roles for Deans
Guides for being a mediator and hiring a mediator

Standards of Practice
A self-assessment guide for colleges/schools of the Arts & Sciences

Mentoring Program
To socialize new deans and associate/assistant deans and offer leadership development and networking

Liberal Arts & Sciences FAQ
A helpful reference for those often asked questions about the liberal arts


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