The Role of the Department Chair

Department chairs at Linn-Benton are in charge of the administrative details of running the department. They also review applications to select our part-time faculty.  However, our department chairs are not asked to formally appraise or supervise part-time faculty.  Your supervisor is your Dean (see below for information about how you will be appraised).  The department chair, however, can serve as a resource for you in talking about everyday issues with your teaching, and you should go to your department chair first with any problems or questions.  They may also ask you to participate in departmental efforts to assess student learning outcomes, or to implement an assignment or test common across all sections of the course you are teaching.  The department chair is also responsible for reviewing and collecting your syllabi each term.