Department Chairs

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This page will feature resources for department leaders and members to understand key factors to a positive, warm, inclusive department climate;  how to talk about climate; and how to take actionable steps to sustain positive workplace environments. 

The Lehigh ADVANCE surveys, and numerous external studies, have demonstrated that one of the biggest factors linked with faculty retention and job satisfaction is the climate in the academic department. This held true even for interdiscilpinary scholars.  Department chairs have the unique position to manage and establish department norms and practices which support all of its members. 

Lehigh Department Chairs 2020-2021-List

Fall 2020 Chair Orientation

COVID-19 Related Information for Chairs: Understand impact on faculty careers, includes calls to action, data, and recommendations

Leading with Inclusion in Mind

CASE Studies from CCAS