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Wednesday, October 23 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop: Educational and Academic Leadership: Rethinking Responsibilities and Challenges for Department Chairs in Africana/African Studies

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The department chair’s role in most institutions of higher learning is largely working with faculty, students and deans. The chairperson has to be a kind of a faculty and supervisor who brings out the best in the people they supervise, being a linchpin between the faculty and the deans and making sure students in the department are meeting the learning outcomes of the program. Yet, the department chair in Africana/African Studies has other sociopolitical roles and challenges in addition to the ones mentioned above because of the nature of the discipline and components of African/American life and the African/American experiences. In this workshop, participants will learn the best practices for becoming an effective department chair especially for an Africana/African Studies department. The specific role responsibilities and challenges for this workshop would include: 1. Effective Leadership Styles and Skills 2. Curriculum Development 3. Strategies for Writing Department Self-Study and Program Evaluation 4. Balancing Caregiving and Chairing 5. Dealing with Difficult Faculty and Civility 6. Sociopolitical roles and challenges


Seth Asumah

Professor of Political Science and Chair of Africana Studies, State University of New York at Cortland, New York

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm EAT
USIU School of Science Board Room USIU Road, Nairobi, Kenya

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