Topics to discuss with Department Chair

  • Departmental approach to or policy for
    • Graduate recruitment (when, how, …), tradeoffs in number of students
    • New faculty mentoring: Who, how, …
    • Purchasing, contract/grant/IC tracking, …
    • Teaching: load & assignments, TA assignment, buyout, course development
    • Seminars
  • Department and College Staff: Who are they and what does each do (purchasing, reimbursements, 
  • grad. advising, course scheduling…)
  • UC/UCR Merit and promotion process. CPSU staff support introductions.
  • Opportunities to meet potential collaborators: department, college, campus
  • Teaching and travel conflicts.
  • Department meetings.