The AMS is hosting its annual one-day workshop
for chairs and leaders of departments of mathematical sciences to
be held in conjunction with the Joint Mathematics Meetings in New
Orleans, Louisiana. This important workshop will be held on Thursday,
January 4, 2007, from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.
Workshop leaders will be: Krishnaswami
Alladi, Department Chair of Mathematics, University of Florida;
Deanna Caveny, Department Chair of Mathematics, College of
Charleston; Guillermo Ferreyra, Dean of the College of Arts
and Sciences, Louisiana State University; and David Manderscheid,
Department Chair of Mathematics, University of Iowa.
The workshop format is intended to stimulate
discussion among attending chairs and workshop leaders. Sharing
ideas and experiences with peers provides a form of department chair
therapy, creating an environment that enables attending chairs to
address departmental matters from new perspectives.
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, and department leadership.
There is a registration fee for the workshop
of US$75, which includes lunch and a post-workshop reception. If
you would like to attend the workshop, please complete the RSVP
form located at http://www.ams.org/government/ChairsWorkshop2007.RSVPForm.pdf
and return it along with your check as outlined on the form.
Agenda, materials and location information
will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the meeting.
Reminder: Although the Chairs Workshop
will be held the day before the Joint Mathematics Meetings begin,
you must register for the workshop separately from the Joint Meetings,
as outlined above. Remember to make your hotel reservations to accommodate
an early arrival.