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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

For Chairpersons

The role of the academic chair is multifaceted and critical to the success of both our students and faculty. On these pages we provide resources to assist and empower chairs by creating access to a portion of the materials that are essential for their success. To where does a chair turn for information on supporting students overcome barriers to success or enhance it? What forms might our faculty need for their work? And finally, what does a chair have to do and when?

Internal Resources

Diversity Portal

The Diversity Portal provides information on resources and initiatives related to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Outreach

Office of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity and Outreach provides consultation to the campus community on the implementation of best practices in diversity, inclusion as well as related to workforce planning and management. EO&O assists with questions related to recruitment, outreach with minority communities, a variety of intake services and monitoring compliance programs.

Workplace Learning and Development

The Workplace Learning Development team provides the training and resources that may be valuable to department chairs.

Organizational Development Programs

Workplace Learning and Development professional consultants can help to improve your departmental operations by helping you and your team communicate more effectively and get more done with customized solutions that range from workgroup assessments and intervention strategies, to strategic planning and process/workflow redesign solutions.

International Scholar Information

The International Student and Scholars Office (ISSO) offers resources to help prepare new international faculty and researchers for their stay at the university and in the Lowell area.

External Resources

Running Effective Meetings

Department Climate

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