Resources for Department Chairs
The following is a list of print and Web resources for department chairs.
The following books are located in the CFT Library and are available for check-out. You can check Acorn, the Vanderbilt Library's online catalog, for availability.
Department Leadership / Department Chair Roles
Creswell, John W. et al. The Academic Chairperson's Handbook . Lincoln: U. of Nebraska Press, 1990.
Leaming, Deryl R. Academic Leadership: A Practical Guide to Chairing the Department . Bolton, MA: Anker, 1998.
Lucas, Ann F. Strengthening Departmental Leadership: A Team-Building Guide in Colleges and Universities . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1994.
Lucas, Ann F. and Associates. Leading Academic Change: Essential Roles for Department Chairs . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Mentoring Junior Faculty
Bensimon, Estela M., et al. Department Chair's Role in Developing New Faculty Into Teachers and Scholars. Bolton, MA: Anker, 2000.
Boice, Robert. Advice for New Faculty Members . Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.
Daloz, Laurent A. Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Jarvis, Donald K. Junior Faculty Development: A Handbook . NY: Modern Language Association, 1991.
Menges, Robert J. Faculty in New Jobs : A Guide to Settling In, Becoming Established, and Building Institutional Support . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999
Zachary, Lois J. The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2000.
Evaluating Faculty Work
Diamond, Robert M. Aligning Faculty Rewards with Institutional Mission: Statements, Policies, and Guidelines . Bolton, MA: Anker, 1999.
Diamond, Robert M. Preparing for Promotion and Tenure Review . Bolton, MA: Anker, 1995.
Hutchings, Pat. Making Teaching Community Property: A Menu for Peer Collaboration and Peer Review . American Association for Higher Education, 1996.
Seldin, Peter and Associates. Changing Practices in Evaluating Teaching: A Practical Guide to Improved Faculty Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions . Bolton, MA: Anker, 1999.
Seldin, Peter and Associates. How Administrators Can Improve Teaching . San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.
Mentoring Graduate Students
Goldman, Charles A. and William F. Massy. T he Ph.D. Factor: Training and Employment of Science and Engineering Doctorates in the United States . Bolton, MA: Anker, 2001.
Marincovich, Michele et al., eds. The Professional Development of Graduate Teaching Assistants . Bolton, MA: Anker, 1998.