Department chairs: catalysts among chemical educators
Many faculty will have the opportunity at some point in their teaching career to serve as department chair. Some may embrace that opportunity; others may be hesitant to take on this critical role. Regardless of how one becomes chair, new avenues of responsibility and potential will be part of the journey. Talks in this symposium should highlight topics or resources that would help department chairs, or others in coordinator/administrative roles, serve as catalysts for supporting colleagues and students, enhancing curriculum, and advancing programs. This symposium is a place to share experiences and practices and gain insights common to those leading chemistry departments.