DEO Leadership Development Program

Co-sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and University Human Resources

The DEO Leadership Development Program is designed for departmental executive officers in their first two years of service in their leadership roles. The program is designed to be complementary to collegiate support for DEOs, as well as existing UI programs (e.g., BTAA Department Executive Officers and BTAA Academic Leadership Program). Competency-based content will be delivered via small cohorts and tailored to individual needs and goals. The program will include topics such as:

  • Making the Transition to Expanded Academic Leadership Roles
  • Managing Departmental Resources
  • Academic Leadership Communication
  • Leading and Developing Departmental People
  • Introduction to Data and Sources of Information

For more information and printable PDF, see DEO Leadership Development Program.

DEO Conversations with Campus Leaders

Scheduled twice per semester, this program provides an opportunity for DEOs to speak directly with key campus leaders and network with other DEOs across colleges and disciplines. 

Overview of the Year for DEOs

The Office of the Provost recently updated the general timeline for deadlines coordinated by our office (note that colleges set internal deadlines for these and other activities).

DEO Resources

Recommended reading, online resources, and best practice guidelines for new departmental executive officers (DEOs).

General resources for new DEOs

Strategies for Supporting Early Career Faculty

Maintained by UI Printing and Mailing Services; directed toward deans, directors, and departmental officers but also open to other subscribers.