Chair/Director Role


Below are links to resources available to assist chairs and directors in their roles: 

SJSU Center for Faculty Development
The Center for Faculty Development supports the educational mission of the University by providing opportunities for growth and renewal for faculty in all realms of their professional lives and throughout the stages of their careers, and strives to create a campus culture that values intellectual inquiry and scholarly and creative engagement in its many forms.  Their site includes resouces and events for chair and director training.

American Council on Education
ACE is a membership organization that mobilizes the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. On their site you will find articles, suggestions, bibliographies, and links to other sites on topics such as chair as leader, chair and faculty, resource management, and legal issues.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
SJSU is currently an intitutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers.


Archived Information

Chair Annual Cycle (.doc) (AY 2010-11)
chair/director duties by month

Report of the Academic Senate Task Force on Department Chairs (.pdf) 02/04
includes Roles and Responsibilities of Department Chairs and Program and School Directors, Chair Evaluation Instruments, CSU Sacramento FTEA Allocation Formula, SJSU FTEA Allocation Spreadsheets