Department Chair Orientation

Department hair Orientation, hosted by the Provost at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

The Office of the Provost sponsored three orientation sessions for department chairs and school directors who were appointed during 2013.

Twenty permanent and interim chairs and directors attended the sessions which covered a broad range of topics typically posing challenges for all administrators – legal issues, faculty workload, tenure/promotion/reappointment, the hiring, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty and staff, budgeting, as well as closing out the academic year. This initiative marks the beginning of what will be an ongoing process to prepare those individuals serving in a university leadership and management role to protect and further the mission of Clemson University as we prepare our graduates for successful careers in industry, government and academia.