Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources


Transitioning from a faculty member into an administrative role comes with many questions. The Biggio Center supports this unique transition by providing ongoing support to department leaders through resources and professional development opportunities that engage Auburn’s academic leaders in a constructive dialogue designed to support best practices related to the institution’s strategic initiatives.


Leadership Conversations

Led by Ana Franco-Watkins, Professor and Chair of Psychology, and Chase Bringardner, Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre, leadership conversations are held once a month and cover a range of topics. Past conversation topics have included the art and productive capacity of active listening, building rapport, the faculty annual review process and tweaks, emotional intelligence for academic leaders, and more. Please email biggio1@auburn.edu for additional information.


Leadership Documents

Current department chairs were gracious enough to share some of the documents they use in their department on this password-protected page. Documents include a tenure and promotion timeline, an academic timeline, and a faculty reflection form. If you are a department chair and would like to gain access to this page, or have a document you would like to contribute, please email biggio1@auburn.edu.

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University Level Subscription to The Department Chair

Graciously purchased by Auburn University Libraries, all department heads and chairs are eligible to access a free University level subscription to The Department Chair, a unique resource for chairs, deans, academic vice presidents, and other administrators is an award-winning periodical that features in-depth articles that deliver sound insight and proven strategies essential for successfully leading an academic department.

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Faculty Handbook: Faculty Personnel Policies and Procedures

Chapter 3 of the Auburn University Faculty Handbook, hosted on the Office of the Provost’s website, includes information and policies on academic freedom and responsibility, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, faculty appointments, endowed and distinguished professorships, non-tenure track faculty, promotion and tenure of tenure-track faculty, evaluations and review, faculty development, termination of faculty appointments, retirement, and more.

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Last modified: August 4, 2020