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Orientation for New Department Chairs

Date 2011-08-16 5712 Clicks

On August 10 and 11, the Human Resources Division of TKU held an orientation for new department chairs. It was designed not only to welcome new department chairs and prepare them for the task ahead, but also as a forum for interaction and learning.

The orientation consisted of reports and experience sharing by the Office of Academic Affairs, the Human Resources Division and the Office of Student Affairs. There was instruction on how to use the Public Document Management System, and then a less formal banquet and Karaoke singing. The purpose of the activities was to allow new department chairs to better understand their new responsibilities, and also to become better acquainted with one another.

The event featured a special guest: the President of TKU, Dr. Flora Chia-I Chang, who encouraged the department chairs by distributing meaningful prizes. She also made a brief speech, commenting that “leadership is not something we are born with, but something we can learn and consistently improve at”.