Maintained by the American Council on Education, the Department Chair Online Resource Center is provided "for those heading departments or programs and for administrators who work with department leaders."
A Joint Project of The American Council on Education, The American Association of University Professors, and United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group. From the introduction: "This report provides guidance on conducting tenure evaluations that are thoughtful and just. Flawed tenure processes can exact a heavy toll on the unsuccessful candidate, his or her colleagues, and the institution. Our hope is that the good practices offered here may lessen the frequency and impact of disputes over tenure. We seek not to debate the merits of tenure in American higher education, but rather we seek to examine the tenure process and offer some suggestions to those responsible for conducting it."
Site of an initiative of the American Council on Education,these are three national annual conferences with workshops on a variety of topics, including evaluating college teaching, conflict management, time management, shaping mission and leading change, and legal issues for chairs.
From the UCLA retreat for department chairs (October 2007), this document covers offers advice and reflections for department chairs on managing life while being simultaneously pulled in several directions.