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AMS Holds Workshop for Department Chairs

The AMS hosted a one-day workshop for mathematical sciences department chairs at the 2005 Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia.  This year's workshop focused on a number of areas of importance to department chairs including faculty evaluations, strategic planning, effective use of resources and accountability.  Over thirty department chairs and leaders came together to share ideas and experiences in a form of department chair therapy, thus creating an environment that enabled attendees to address departmental matters from new perspectives.

Workshop Leaders included:  Krishnaswami Alladi - Department Chair of Mathematics, University of Florida; Deanna Caveny - Department Chair of Mathematics, College of Charleston; Peter March - Department Chair of Mathematics, The Ohio State University; and Robert Olin - Dean of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa.

The Department Chairs Workshop is an annual event hosted by the AMS prior to the start of the Joint Meetings.  Past workshop sessions have focused on a range of issues facing departments today, including:

  • Personnel Issues (Staff and Faculty)
  • Long Range Planning
  • Hiring
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Budget Management
  • Assessments
  • Outreach
  • Stewardship
  • Junior Faculty Development
  • Communication
  • Departmental Leadership

2005 Department Chairs Workshop

 If you are interested in attending a future workshop, please look for registration information sent out in advance of the Joint Meetings or contact the AMS Washington Office at