New Department Head Program


2021  Program
Thursday, September 9
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

New Department Head Fall Retreat
Navigating your Journey as a Head
See separate schedule

Thursday, September 23
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Promotion and Tenure, managing priamry committee discussions
Peter Hollenbeck, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Thursday, October 14
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Best practices for managing staff

Laurie (Brose) Smit, Lead HR Business Partner

Connie Reckowsky, Associate Director of Administrative Services, Krannert School of Management

Jen William, Department Head, School of Languages & Culture

Thursday, November 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Jim Dworkin, Professor of Management 

Thursday, December 9

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Faculty Retention and Mentoring

Peter Hollenbeck, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

David Rollock, Professor of Psychology

2022  Program

Thursday, January 20
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

New Department Head Spring Retreat
Diversity and Inclusion, Climate and Building a Supportive Culture 

John Gates, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
See Separate Schedule

Thursday, February 24 
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Developing vision and managing change

Gary Bertoline, Senior Vice President for Purdue Online & Learning Innovation

Pam Karagory, Department Head of Nursing 

Thursday, March 24
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Rewarding and celebrating faculty success in all missions, and use of academic analytics

Eckhard Groll, Department Head, School of Mechanical Engineering

Tom Hacker, Department Head, Computer and Inoframtion Technology

Lia Stanciu, Provost Fellow for Awards, Professor of Materials Science Engineering 

Thursday, April 14
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Managing your career trajectory now and for the future

Rosie Clawson, Professor, Political Science

Ken Foster, Professor, Agricultural Economics

Steve Abel, Associate Provost for Engagement 

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