Department chairs play a critical leadership role at UW-Madison. They are in a pivotal position to influence every aspect of our teaching, research, and service missions. In addition, department chairs are central to our efforts to enhance the diversity and climate of the campus for our students, staff, and faculty. In order to succeed at these tasks, it is important to have certain fundamental information about how the university works and for chairs to be familiar with the resources that are available to help them in their leadership role.

The Chair's Toolkit provides helpful links to important campus offices, policies, programs and other resources of interest to and in support of chairs of academic departments. The toolkit is a work in progress and suggestions for improvements are invited. Please send comments to Mo Noonan Bischof.