DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
The Department of Chemistry will vote to see if we will move forward to adopt this new structure, thereby creating the positions below. The discussion and vote will take place at the February 12, 2019 department and executive committee meetings.
If we adopt this plan, enacting the change will require collaboration and input of everyone in the department. The proposal under consideration for February addresses only this top-level organization, which will set in motion a change process. The component structures will be established through a collaborative effort over the course of several years. To support this process, we will engage with new external consultants who are experts in work systems design.
> ASSOCIATE CHAIR for RESEARCH – The Research Director, a faculty member, would support the department’s research efforts and would oversee the research facilities.
> ASSOCIATE CHAIR for GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR – The Associate Chair for Graduate Program Director, a faculty member, would support the graduate program and its students.
> ASSOCIATE CHAIR for UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR – The Associate Chair for Undergraduate Program Director, a faculty member, would manage the department’s undergraduate education program.
> DIRECTOR of ADMINISTRATION – The Director of Administration, a staff member, would manage the business office and all associated functions.
> DIRECTOR of CHEMISTRY OUTREACH – The Director of Chemistry Outreach, a faculty member, would manage all outreach programs for the department.