"Creating a Positive Departmental Climate at Virginia Tech: A Compendium of Successful Strategies” was created as part of the AdvanceVT Departmental Climate Initiative (DCI). The Department Climate Committee collected policies and practices from a variety of sources to provide department chairs and heads with opportunities to learn about departmental issues at Virginia Tech, to under
The AdvanceVT Department Climate Committee surveyed the heads and chairs from the Colleges of Engineering and Science about successful strategies used to promote department climate. Selected results from the survey, completed in December 2006, are summarized in this presentation.
This large document discusses different department climate components that were implemented at Virginia Tech through their ADVANCE Program. These components include creating a sense of intellectual community, providing a fair and full evaluation, providing effective and supportive communication, providing effective policies, focusing on work-life balance, and supporting materials. This document was presented at the 2008 PI Meeting.
This is a link to the PDF version of the AdvanceVT Department Climate Compendium. The parts of this paper are introduction, about the AdvanceVT departmental climate initiative, and departmental climate components and strategies.
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ADVANCE Indicators Toolkit
The methods and procedures outlined in this toolkit will help you to meet the NSF reporting requirements. The appendix tables and charts can be used as templates for preparing your own tables. more
Program Evaluation Toolkit
This toolkit will help provide guidance for program evaluation and help with making effective presentations based on quantiative data collection. more
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. SBE-0244916, with additional support from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Henry Luce Foundation.