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 Academic Chairperson's Conference 



In conjunction with PASSHE, Slippery Rock University and California University are happy to sponsor the Fall Academic Chairpersons Conference on August 19 & 20, 2013. The conference is designed to appeal to both new and seasoned chairs and includes topics such as:

  • Budget
  • The CBA and its implications for department chairs
  • Panel discussions with chairs on best practices
  • Dealing with difficult students
  • Dealing with difficult colleagues
  • New program development
  • Developing innovative classrooms
  • Retention

Dates: Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Time: Check-in begins at 8:30 am on August 19. The conference concludes at 1:00 pm on August 20.

Location: Regional Learning Alliance: 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Cost: $75 per participant covers conference meals and materials. Hotel and travel will be paid by the home institution.

Accommodations: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard Marriott, 150 Cranberry Woods Drive · Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania 16066. Other hotels at various price points are available in the area.

Program content was developed by:

  • Dr. Randy Nichols, Chair, Department of Physical and Health Education, Slippery Rock Univeristy 
  • Dr.Tom Wickham, Chair, Department of Earth Sciences, California University
  • Professor Cheryl Hochberg, Chair, Department of Fine Arts, Kutztown University

Questions?  Contact Mary Hennessey, Assistant to the Provost, Slippery Rock University, at 724-738-2171 or



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