Workshop for Department Chairs and Leaders

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) hosts an annual workshop for department chairs. This one-day session for mathematical sciences department chairs and leaders is organized in a workshop format to facilitate the sharing of ideas and experiences between peers and to create an environment in which attendees can address departmental challenges from new perspectives.

The 2022 AMS Department Chairs Workshop is expected to be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2022, at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA. 

Past workshop sessions have focused on a range of departmental issues including:

  • Personnel Issues
  • Long Range Planning
  • Faculty and Staff Hiring/Evaluation
  • Promotion and Tenure
  • Budget Management/Fundraising
  • Assessments
  • Outreach
  • Stewardship
  • Junior Faculty Development
  • Communication Within and Outside the Department
  • Department Leadership

The most recent AMS Department Chairs Workshop was held virtually on January 14, 2021. The workshop included discussion of the following topics:

  • "Leadership Development during Challenging Times" Led by Kevin Knudson, University of Florida
  • "The Logistics of Remote Teaching and Learning" Led by Jennifer Zhao, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and How COVID is Affecting Efforts' Led by Luca Capogna, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The last in-person AMS Department Chairs Workshop was held on January 14, 2020 in Denver, CO. The workshop included discussion of the following topics:


For more information Email the AMS Programs Department