How chairs can involve students in departments: Opinion


In an article for Inside Higher Ed, Kevin Dettmar discusses how department chairs can help students feel invited in their departments. Dettmar describes how designated student liaisons can provide a channel of communication between chairs and students, which enables departments to plan events and policy in line with student needs and wants. The author also suggests involving students in searches for new faculty to better test candidates and to ensure that students feel like they have a voice in the department. Finally, Dettmar recommends including students in department life by creating designated spaces for students to congregate, providing modest funding for student events, and celebrating student achievements. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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