IFAS Internal Management Memoranda

Assessment of Department Chairs and Center Directors

The following are responsibilities and expectations of individuals in these positions:

  Responsibility Assessment
1. Provides vision and progressiveleadership in planning,  developing, and implementing departmental/center programs in teaching, research and extension  
2. Provides intellectual philosophical leadership of faculty, staff, and students for synergistic academic,research, extension, and outreach programs  
3. Demonstrates leadership in recruiting and also in fostering academic growth and professional development of faculty, staff, and students  
4. Administers department/center human and financial resources wisely  
5. Provides leadership for continued acquisition of internal and external resources, including private fund raising  
6. Administers state, national, and international programs of the department/center  
7. Demonstrates effective use of advisory committees  
8. Assigns responsibilities to faculty and staff, and evaluates their performance, and resolves performance and behavioral issues effectively and timely  
9. Represents departmental and faculty interests with administrators, other departments and units, outside agencies, state and federal agencies, partners and collaborators, and individuals and groups in industry  
10. Collaborates with the Senior Vice President, Deans, Associates Deans, other IFAS Chairs and Research and Education Center Directors, and other administrators in providing leadership for delivering integrated programs to meet the needs of students, extension clientele, research sponsors, and other stakeholders  
11. Effectively leads and manages multidisciplinary programs  
12. Demonstrates effective administrative leadership and managerial skills in defining organizational objectives; developing strategic approaches to planning, managing human, fiscal, and physical resources; generating and managing grant funds in support of teaching, research, and extension; and securing private funds  
13. Listens effectively, communicates, and represents the department/center with administrators, agencies, industry, and on- and off-campus interest groups  
14. Demonstrates strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate student recruitment and retention  
15. Interacts well with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external stakeholders within the university and state, federal, and international levels  
16. Demonstrates commitment to continued personal professional development for self and faculty and staff  
17. Shows commitment to international programs  
18. Demonstrates strong support and understanding of the mission of a land-grant university  
19. Ensures the new faculty and staff are mentored effectively  
20. Promotes a diverse workforce and equal employment opportunities
 

Overall Assessment (Circle Rating)

Outstanding                                                            Unacceptable
10        9        8        7        6        5        4        3        2        1

The unit leader should____ should not_____ be reappointed.