Maintaining a Healthy and Collegial Environment in Times of Flux: A Chair’s Perspective
Spa Day 2022
Charles I. Drago, Chairperson, Allied Health Sciences
Jacqueline Disanto, Professor, Education
Ernest Ialongo, Chair, Behavioral & Social Sciences
Alisa Roost, Associate Professor & Chairperson, Humanities
Cynthia Jones, Lecturer, English, CTL Co-Director
This year’s SPA Day theme seeks to stimulate conversations that include perspectives from the lens of students, faculty, and staff. A crucial perspective to include is that of the chairs of academic departments. Their role in maintaining a healthy and collegial environment has become more complex in times of constant change and emerging challenges. This panel will explore the experiences and approaches of department heads and provide an opportunity to learn about their challenges and successes as they strive to foster inclusion, accessibility, collegiality, and community.