Professional Development for Department Heads
Department Head Leadership Program for New Department Heads
The purpose of the Department Head Leadership Program is to provide an orientation to the roles and responsibilities of new department heads. Heads who have held similar positions in other Universities prior to coming to Purdue are welcomed, as many of our sessions are specific to processes occurring at Purdue.
- Leading an Academic Department - Steve Abel, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs - September 4, 2013 (PDF)
- Budget Presentation Department Heads Orientation - September 12, 2013 (PDF)
- Challenging Situations - Pamela Nesbitt & Trent Klingerman - October 16. 2013 (PDF)
Department Head Forums
These sessions are scheduled throughout the year for deans and department heads to address contemporary topics and/or provide University updates.
CIC Academic Leadership Program
This program is a broad-based learning experience that develops the leadership and managerial skills of faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability and administrative promise.
CIC Department Executive Officer Program
This program is a unique, three-day leadership development seminar including approximately 50 department heads and chairs from CIC universities
Provost Fellows are selected annually to work on specific administrative projects. Up to five faculty who have demonstrated leadership potential and have an interest in administration will be chosen. Click here to learn more about the program and application process.