AMS Department Chairs Workshop

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This annual one-day workshop for chairs and leaders of departments of mathematical sciences will be held Sunday, January 4, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 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.

Workshop leaders will be: Guillermo Ferreyra, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Louisiana State University; Lawrence Gray, Former Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Mathematics, University of Minnesota; and Stephen Robinson, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Wake Forest University.

Past workshop sessions have focused on a range of issues facing departments today including: personnel issues (staff and faculty), long range departmental planning, faculty and staff hiring, promotion and tenure, budget management, assessments, outreach, stewardship, junior faculty development, communication within and outside the department, and department leadership.

There is a separate registration fee of US$100 for this workshop. To register, visit For further information please contact the AMS Washington Office at 202-588-1100 or