Quick Start Guide for Department Heads & Chairs
Congratulations for stepping into this strategic leadership position at UMass Amherst. As department Head/Chair, you will have many fiscal, operational, student-centered, and faculty-focused departmental responsibilities. You will address many challenges and celebrate even more achievements. You hold an incredibly important position but it should not be overwhelming or untenable.
This 'quick start' guide for Heads/Chairs should be used in conjunction with guidance from your department, college/school, and the Office of Academic Affairs. The purpose of this site is to provide resources that are immediately helpful to you and that point you to more comprehensive information as you begin your important role as department leader. Please email email@example.com with feedback, questions, edits or additions.